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

Author: David James Carter

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited


Category: Science

Page: 296

View: 1849

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.

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: 022628736X

Category: Nature

Page: 656

View: 759

From Ivy: Butterflies and moths are among the most studied creatures in nature. Caterpillars, the juvenile stage, are just as diverse and alluring--and deserve to be admired and observed just as closely. Now, with The Book of Caterpillars, they can be. This taxonomic survey profiles 600 key species from around the world, with spectacular imagery and authoritative text. Each entry details the attributes of the species, uncovers their camouflage and forms, and describes the defenses that they employ. Photographs show both a life-size view and a magnified close-up, and every entry also includes an engraving of the adult, a population distribution map, and a table of essential information. A definitive resource for all enthusiasts.

Chris Packham's Back Garden Nature Reserve

Author: Chris Packham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472916042

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 800

Many of Britain's plants and animals have come to rely upon gardens as an essential lifeline as their natural habitats come under increasing pressure from human activity and global warming. This comprehensive book explains the best ways to attract wildlife to gardens and encourage it to stay there. Written in a light-hearted yet passionate and authoritative style, the guide challenges popular notions of 'weeds' and 'pests' and invites gardeners to think again about the choices they make. Chris Packham's informative and lively text is complemented by attractive photographs and illustrations that will encourage an interest in the natural world on your doorstep, whether your 'garden' is a rural idyll or an urban window box. Chris argues that we have become so spellbound by 'nature's celebrities' – tigers, pandas and their ilk – that we are in danger of overlooking the most exciting species of all: those that we can touch, smell and observe in our own backyard.

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

View: 5043

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 – covering field characters and similar species, flight season, life cycle, larval foodplants, and habitat – 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.


Author: Bob Gibbons

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847973698

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 4511

Written by well-known naturalists and photographers, this guide will enable the easy identification of around 1,000 of the more common insects found in the region. The carefully chosen selection represents all insect groups, with a bias towards the more prominent species, so that all the butterflies, grasshoppers, crickets, damselflies and dragonflies occurring in Britain have been included. Over 700 colour photographs show the species in their natural habitats, and around 100 line-drawings clearly show important features, enabling accurate identification.

Colour Identification Guide to Caterpillars of the British Isles. Macrolepidoptera

Author: Jim Porter

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004261001

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 9343

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.

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

View: 2779

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