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Britain's Day-flying Moths : A Field Guide to the Day-flying Moths of Britain and Ireland / David Newland, Robert Still, Andy Swash.

Author/Creator:
Newland, David author.
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2013]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 200+ color photographs 155 color distribution maps.
Edition:
Course Book
Series:
Britain's Wildlife
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Moths -- Great Britain.
Moths -- Ireland.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
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
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
The difference between butterflies and moths
What is a day-flying moth?
Moth biology
The naming of moths
Identifying moths
Where to look for day-flying moths
Gardening for moths
Glossary
Moth families with day-flying species
Introduction to the species accounts
THE SPECIES ACCOUNTS
Foresters and Burnets
Clearwings
Eggars, Emperor, Kentish Glory and Hook-tips
Geometrids
Hawk-moths
Tussocks, Footmen, Tigers and Ermines
Noctuids
Micro-moths
List of day-flying moths
Conservation and legislation
Butterfly and moth conservation
Recording and monitoring
Further reading
Useful websites
Acknowledgements and photographic credits
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
Parsons, Mark.
Still, Robert, author.
Swash, Andy, author.
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781400846900
OCLC:
855115419
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400846900 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.