The new edition is far more comprehensive than the original edition, and the main changes are as follows:
Covers 800 additional species
Many of the photographs have been replaced and the total number of images is now over 3200.
The photos are presented in a uniform alignment for ease of comparison between species.
Size bars are added below each image showing average forewing length.
Taxonomy and nomenclature conform to the latest checklist (but old Bradley numbers are still included)
Maps included for every species for the first time.
Covers all of the British Isles (Great Britain, Ireland and the Isle of Man) plus the Channel Islands.
Excludes butterflies and caterpillars to make room for much greater coverage of true moths.
With many people now setting up their own backyard moth traps, and many others who are simply curious to know which species are fluttering around their light bulbs, this book provides a superb introduction to this fascinating insect group.
Every species that occurs regularly in Britain and Ireland is included, along with a section dealing with the ‘rarest of the rare’ – extinct species or very rare immigrants. There follows the main section of the book, which covers our larger moths; every species that occurs regularly in Britain and Ireland is mentioned.
It covers more than 150 species, all of which are illustrated with superb full-colour artworks that show – where relevant – variations in colour, for example for male and female butterflies, as well as some of the most spectacular caterpillars.
A concise written account covering size, description, habitat, flight times, distribution, foodplants and habits appears on the same page.
The easy-to-follow layouts and superb artworks aid quick and accurate identification, and make this book an indispensable reference in the field as well as at home. It is compact enough to fit in the pocket, yet packed with essential information for the nature enthusiast.
Another volume in the popular New Naturalist series, this book is a comprehensive account of the diverse natural history of these fascinating and popular insects.
Michael Majerus, author of the popular New Naturalist Ladybirds, examines all aspects of moths, from their life histories to their role as pests to humans. He covers their reproduction, feeding, evolution, habitats and conservation.
New Naturalist Moths also discusses the enemies of moths, and the ways they have evolved to avoid detection, including camouflage, warning coloration, and mimicry.
This is the definitive text for the study of these insects, written by an established New Naturalist author.
The introduction explains the basics of butterflies and their identification. Each species is illustrated by the author's remarkable photographs. The text covers information such as ID features, distribution, habitat, status, confusion species and interesting facts.
This is the perfect pocket guide for nature enthusiasts keen to identify the most commonly seen butterflies and moths in Britain and northern Europe.
Authoritative text, beautiful photographs and detailed illustrations show the distinguishing features of each butterfly and moth to aid identification.
Features information on size, habitat, geographical range and months when they can be spotted, as well as names of similar species with which each butterfly or moth could be confused, and details of the differences between them.
This new edition builds on the strengths of the unrivalled original, now expanded to include over 240 butterflies and moths.