Britain's Day-flying Moths: A Field Guide to the Day-flying Moths of Britain and Ireland

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
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About the author

David Newland is the author of Discover Butterflies in Britain and the coauthor of Britain's Butterflies. Robert Still, the cofounder of WILDGuides, has designed more than thirty of its titles, and is the coauthor of Britain's Butterflies and Britain's Sea Mammals. Andy Swash, the managing director of WILDGuides, is the coauthor of Britain's Butterflies and Britain's Dragonflies (all WILDGuides).
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Publisher
Princeton University Press
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Published on
Sep 22, 2013
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9781400846900
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Language
English
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Genres
Nature / Animals / Butterflies & Moths
Nature / Animals / Insects & Spiders
Travel / Europe / Great Britain
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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Britain's Mammals is a comprehensive and beautifully designed photographic field guide to all the mammals recorded in the wild in Britain and Ireland in recent times—including marine mammals, bats and introduced species that have bred. The book features hundreds of stunning photographs and incorporates invaluable tips and suggestions to help you track down and identify even the most difficult species.

This easy-to-use book provides an introduction to the different types of mammal. Concise species accounts focus on identification and include up-to-date information on sounds, habitat, food, habits, breeding behaviour and population and status, as well as descriptions of key field signs—including tracks, droppings and nests—that give away the presence of mammals even when they are out of sight. In addition, guidance is provided on ways of studying and observing mammals—including small-mammal trapping, bat detecting and whale watching—as well as mammal conservation, legislation and further sources of useful information. Handy and informative, this guide is the ideal companion for anyone interested in watching mammals in Britain and Ireland.

Comprehensive coverage of every mammal recorded in Britain and Ireland 500 superb colour photographs carefully selected to show key identification features Up-to-date distribution maps Detailed illustrations of tracks, dentition and other identification features Helpful tips for identifying tracks and other signs you may find in the field Latest information on status, population, distribution and conservation designations Advice on finding and watching mammals
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