A Field Guide to Caterpillars of Butterflies and Moths in Britain and Europe

Author: David James Carter

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 296

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This guide groups caterpillars by their foodplant. The identification is made simple as species are shown where they are likely to be found. Over 500 British and European caterpillars are illustrated with their own foodplants. Opposite each is a miniature of the butterfly or moth into which it will transform. The text discusses the anatomy, life-cycle, enemies, defence, methods, rearing, study and conservation of caterpillars. Every family is described including details of appearance, range, habitat, foodplants, biology and the time of year they can be seen.

Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland

Third Edition

Author: Paul Waring,Martin Townsend

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472930320

Category: Nature

Page: 476

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This latest edition of the Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland has been fully revised, updated and restructured, bringing it in line with the latest thinking in taxonomy. Moths are illustrated in their natural resting postures, and there are also paintings of different forms, underwings and other details to help with identification. New descriptions and illustrations have been included for species that have been newly recorded in Britain and Ireland since the last edition of the guide was published. The text descriptions of all other species Â? covering field characters and similar species, flight season, life cycle, larval foodplants, and habitat Â? have been revised and updated where necessary, and particular attention has been paid to updating the distribution information, which is now supported by maps. The revised general introduction explains how the methods of identifying and recording moths have evolved over recent years with the advent of new technologies and as a result of data analysis.

Butterflies and Moths

Author: David James Carter

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789489838

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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Authoritative text, crystal-clear photography, and a systematic approach make the 'Smithsonian Handbook of Butterflies and Moths' a comprehensive and concise pocket guide to butterflies and moths of the world. Packed with more than 600 full-color photographs of over 500 species, this handy pocket guide is designed to cut through the complex process of identification to enable you to recognize a species instantly.

Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles

(Macrolepidoptera)

Author: Bernard Skinner

Publisher: Apollo Books

ISBN: 9788788757903

Category: Science

Page: 325

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The last 25 years have seen a steady increase in knowledge of British macro moths' distribution, history, and habits. This third edition â?? now published by Apollo Books â?? brings together the latest overview of current status of resident, and immigrant moths, as well as historical records. Very significant changes in behavior and distribution, perhaps associated with climate change, have made it desirable to update much of the basic text. The book includes species to new Great Britain and Ireland, as well as historical information. A clear range of illustrations, both drawings and color photographs, provide the basis for identifying moths. The main block of 45 color plates illustrate the size, complete wing patterns, and important forms and variation of moths. New additional plates bring together magnified images of various groups of moths, some separated in the main plates, to help compare similar species and aid identification.

Britain's Day-flying Moths

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

Author: David Newland,Robert Still,Andy Swash

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400846900

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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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

Britain's Butterflies

A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Ireland, Fully Revised and Updated Third Edition

Author: David Newland,Robert Still,Andy Swash,David Tomlinson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400866014

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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Britain's Butterflies is a comprehensive and beautifully designed photographic field guide to the butterflies of Britain and Ireland. Containing hundreds of stunning colour photographs, this revised and updated edition provides the latest information on every species ever recorded. It covers in detail the identification of all 59 butterfly species that breed regularly, as well as four former breeders, 10 rare migrants and one species of unknown status. The easy-to-use format will enable butterfly-watchers—beginners or experts—to identify any species they encounter. Stunning colour plates show typical views of each butterfly species, including the various forms and aberrations Detailed species profiles cover adult identification; behaviour; habitat requirements; population and conservation; egg, caterpillar and chrysalis; and status and distribution, including up-to-date maps Photographs of egg, caterpillar and chrysalis for every breeding species Sections on biology, where to look for and how to identify butterflies and other essential information

Caterpillars of Eastern North America

A Guide to Identification and Natural History

Author: David L. Wagner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400834143

Category: Nature

Page: 512

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This lavishly illustrated guide will enable you to identify the caterpillars of nearly 700 butterflies and moths found east of the Mississippi. The more than 1,200 color photographs and two dozen line drawings include numerous exceptionally striking images. The giant silk moths, tiger moths, and many other species covered include forest pests, common garden guests, economically important species, and of course, the Mescal Worm and Mexican Jumping Bean caterpillars. Full-page species accounts cover almost 400 species, with up to six images per species including an image of the adult plus succinct text with information on distribution, seasonal activity, foodplants, and life history. These accounts are generously complemented with additional images of earlier instars, closely related species, noteworthy behaviors, and other intriguing aspects of caterpillar biology. Many caterpillars are illustrated here for the first time. Dozens of new foodplant records are presented and erroneous records are corrected. The book provides considerable information on the distribution, biology, and taxonomy of caterpillars beyond that available in other popular works on Eastern butterflies and moths. The introductory chapter covers caterpillar structure, life cycles, rearing, natural enemies, photography, and conservation. The section titled "Caterpillar Projects" will be of special interest to educators. Given the dearth of accessible guides on the identification and natural history of caterpillars, Caterpillars of Eastern North America is a must for entomologists and museum curators, forest managers, conservation biologists and others who seek a compact, easy-to-use guide to the caterpillars of this vast region. A compact guide to nearly 700 caterpillars east of the Mississippi, from forest pests to garden guests and economically important species 1,200 color photos and 24 line drawings enable easy identification Full-page species accounts with image of adult insect for almost 400 species, plus succinct text on distribution and other vital information Many caterpillars illustrated here for the first time Current information on distribution, biology, and taxonomy not found in other popular works A section geared toward educators, "Caterpillar Projects" An indispensable resource for all who seek an easy-to-use guide to the caterpillars of this vast region

British Moths and Butterflies

A Photographic Guide

Author: Chris Manley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713686367

Category: Science

Page: 352

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A comprehensive guide to Britain's moths and butterflies, packed with Chris Manley's stunning photography.

Colour Identification Guide to Caterpillars of the British Isles. Macrolepidoptera

Author: Jim Porter

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004261001

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 2023

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This is the first comprehensive photo-illustrated guide to the caterpillars of butterflies and macro-moths. The book illustrates over 850 different species, or about 95% of resident, extinct, regular or irregular immigrant species to the British Isles. All specimens are photographed in natural situations upon the relevant foodplants, including many varieties indigenous to continental Europe. Many of the species have never been illustrated as caterpillars before, either by artwork or by photography. This work has received unreserved support from the best and most competent entomologists. Though the book illustrates British species, it is most valuable for lepidopterists all over Europe and especially in North and Central Europe. Never before have so many superb colour photographs of Lepidoptera been brought together in a book. The book should appeal to anyone with an interest in European Macrolepidoptera.

British Moths: Second Edition

A Photographic Guide to the Moths of Britain and Ireland

Author: Chris Manley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147290771X

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Packed with the stunning photography, this photographic guide is the perfect single-volume guide to Britain's moths. Its coverage is broad, including 871 macro-moths and 1276 species of micros. The concise text provides important information on identification, size and larval food plant for each species and, for the first time, maps are included. Introductory sections cover habitats, life cycles, conservation, and trapping and photographic techniques. 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.

Concise Butterfly and Moth Guide

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472915828

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is packed with information on the butterflies and moths of Britain and the near Continent. 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.

Green Guide to Butterflies Of Britain And Europe

Author: Robert Goodden,Rosemary Goodden

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472916433

Category: Nature

Page: 112

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Aimed at both the general reader and amateur naturalist, this guide offers information on observing and identifying 150 of the most commonly encountered butterfly species in Britain and Europe. Each butterfly's habits, range and important characteristics are described, while colour paintings show each butterfly in detail. There are sections on the four stages of the life-cycle of butterflies and on breeding butterflies. Sound advice on conservation issues is also offered. The book can be used as both a home reference and a pocket companion in the field.

The Book of Caterpillars

A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from around the World

Author: David G. James,Sally Morgan,Andrei Sourakov

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022628753X

Category: Nature

Page: 656

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The weird and wonderful world of insects boasts some of the strangest creatures found in nature, and caterpillars are perhaps the most bizarre of all. While most of us picture caterpillars as cute fuzzballs munching on leaves, there is much more to them than we imagine. A caterpillar’s survival hinges on finding enough food and defending itself from the array of natural enemies lined up to pounce and consume. And the astounding adaptations and strategies they have developed to maximize their chances of becoming a butterfly or moth are only just beginning to be understood, from the Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillar that resembles a small snake to the Eastern Carpenter Bee Hawkmoth caterpillar that attempts to dissuade potential predators by looking like a diseased leaf. The Book of Caterpillars unveils the mysteries of six hundred species from around the world, introducing readers to the complexity and beauty of these underappreciated insects. With the advent of high-quality digital macrophotography, the world of caterpillars is finally opening up. The book presents a wealth of stunning imagery that showcases the astonishing diversity of caterpillar design, structure, coloration, and patterning. Each entry also features a two-tone engraving of the adult specimen, emphasizing the wing patterns and shades, as well as a population distribution map and table of essential information that includes their habitat, typical host plants, and conservation status. Throughout the book are fascinating facts that will enthrall expert entomologists and curious collectors alike. A visually rich and scientifically accurate guide to six hundred of the world’s most peculiar caterpillars, this volume presents readers with a rare, detailed look at these intriguing forms of insect life.

Collins Butterfly Guide

Author: Tom Tolman,Richard Lewington

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007279777

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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This classic guide to the butterflies of Britain and northern Europe enters its third edition as part of the authoritative Collins Guide series. This comprehensive guide to the butterflies of Britain and Europe features over 400 species, depicting both male and female insects. Species descriptions include details on taxonomic nomenclature, distribution, flight period, variation, habitat, behaviour and life cycle. Subspecies are included where there is significant variation, and distribution maps accompany each widespread species. Illustrated by Richard Lewington, the world's leading butterfly illustrator, this is an ideal field guide for travelling naturalists and butterfly enthusiasts alike and is an essential addition to every nature lover's bookshelves.