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Princeton University Press
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This concise photographic field guide will help you identify any of the 100 or so day-flying moths found in Britain and Ireland. Combining stunning photographs, authoritative text, and an easy-to-use design, this book makes a perfect traveling companion--one that will increase your enjoyment of these colorful and intriguing creatures. Like butterflies, some moths fly regularly in sunshine, whereas others that usually fly only at night are readily disturbed from their resting places during the day. This guide describes all of these species, with at least one photograph of each in its natural, resting pose. The text includes a brief description of each moth, with details of its life history, where and when to look for it, its status, the food plants of its caterpillars, and its special features. Introductory sections cover many topics, including how to distinguish moths from butterflies; classification; life cycle and behavior; ecological importance; the impact of habitat and climate change; recording and monitoring; and conservation.

  • Individual accounts for some 100 species
  • Stunning photographs of every moth, as you see them
  • Attractive, easy-to-use, and accessible design

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. 5-5
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  1. The difference between butterflies and moths
  2. pp. 6-6
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  1. What is a day-flying moth?
  2. pp. 7-7
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  1. Moth biology
  2. pp. 8-9
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  1. The naming of moths
  2. pp. 10-11
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  1. Identifying moths
  2. pp. 12-15
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  1. Where to look for day-flying moths
  2. pp. 16-20
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  1. Gardening for moths
  2. pp. 21-23
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 24-25
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  1. Moth families with day-flying species
  2. pp. 26-26
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  1. Introduction to the species accounts
  2. pp. 27-27
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  1. The Species Accounts
  2. pp. 28-28
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  1. Foresters and Burnets (Family: Zygaenidae)
  2. pp. 28-39
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  1. Clearwings (Family: Sesiidae)
  2. pp. 40-57
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  1. Eggars, Emperor, Kentish Glory and Hook-tips (Families: Lasiocampidae, Saturniidae, Endromidae and Drepanidae)
  2. pp. 58-65
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  1. Geometrids (Family: Geometridae)
  2. pp. 66-127
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  1. Hawk-moths (Family: Sphingidae)
  2. pp. 128-133
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  1. Tussocks, Footmen, Tigers and Ermines (Families: Lymantriidae and Arctiidae)
  2. pp. 134-147
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  1. Noctuids (Family: Noctuidae)
  2. pp. 148-175
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  1. Conservation and legislation
  2. pp. 210-213
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  1. Butterfly and moth conservation
  2. pp. 214-214
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  1. Recording and monitoring
  2. pp. 214-215
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  1. Further reading
  2. pp. 215-217
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  1. Useful websites
  2. pp. 217-217
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  1. Acknowledgements and photographic credits
  2. pp. 218-220
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 221-224
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400846900
Related ISBN
9780691158327
MARC Record
OCLC
855115419
Pages
224
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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