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Now Published! British Butterflies - A History in Books


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Category: Moth Books

Please note that many books in County and Regional Lepidoptera contain substantial sections on moths. All books in this section are second-hand unless otherwise stated.

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1. HAWK-MOTHS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND EUROPE

NEWMAN L HUGH, HAWK-MOTHS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND EUROPE, 1961, 1st edn, limited edition signed by L H Newman, many colour and black and white photos, nice copy (no d/j), Cassell London
Stock No. 1436
£45.

2. THE MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, YPONOMEUTIDAE -ELACHISTIDAE

FLETCHER D S, HARLEY B H & OTHERS,, THE MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, YPONOMEUTIDAE -ELACHISTIDAE, Volume 3, 1996, 410 pages, distribution maps, many line illustrations, 8 monotone plates each with numerous figures and 9 colour plates each with at least 35 figures or more, indexes, soft covers, fine condition, Harley Books
Stock No. 1410
£55

3. THE MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, OECOPHORIDAE - SCYTHRIDIDAE,

BLAND K F, FLETCHER D S, HARLEY B H & OTHERS,, THE MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, OECOPHORIDAE - SCYTHRIDIDAE, , Volume 4 (Part 1), 2002, 310 pages, distribution maps, many line illustrations, 7 colour plates each with at least 35 figures or more, indexes, soft covers, fine condition (except very small label removed from front cover, with supplement page, Harley Books.
Stock No. 1411
£55

4. THE MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, GELECHIIIDAE,

BLAND K F, FLETCHER D S, HARLEY B H & OTHERS,, THE MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, GELECHIIIDAE,, 2002, 4 (Part 2), 260 pages, 6 colour plates with at least 35 figures on each, indexes, soft covers, fine condition (except very small label removed from front cover, with supplement page, Harley Books.
Stock No. 1412
£40.

5. MOTHS OF THE BRITISH ISLES (MACROLEPIDOPTERA)Colour Identification Guide

SKINNER B, MOTHS OF THE BRITISH ISLES (MACROLEPIDOPTERA)Colour Identification Guide, 2009, 3RD edition, 325 pages, including 45 + 8 SUPPLEMENTARY colour plates showing OVER 1600 specimens, with REVISED descriptive text and illustrations, this classic work is now back in print and much revised and expanded, still regarded as one of the best books for identifying moths. Apollo Books.(a good secondhand copy available at £35 - please order separately)
Stock No. 795
£47. New.

6. MOTHS OF THE BRITISH ISLES (MACROLEPIDOPTERA)Colour Identification Guide

SKINNER B, MOTHS OF THE BRITISH ISLES (MACROLEPIDOPTERA)Colour Identification Guide, reprint 1986, 1st edition, 268 pages,including 42 colour plates showing OVER 1600 specimens, with descriptive text and illustrations, a classic work now out of print, an excellent secondhand copy, regarded as one of the best books for identifying moths. Viking.
Stock No. 1266
£23

7. FIELD GUIDE TO THE MOTHS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

WARING, P & M TOWNSEND, FIELD GUIDE TO THE MOTHS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, 2003, 400 pp, 216 x 135 mm, paperback, full colour throughout with over 1600 figures of some 880 species of larger or macro moths in “set” and resting positions by Richard Lewington a foremost natural history artist, descriptive texts for each species including field characteristics, similar species, flight seasons, life-cycles, caterpillar foodplants, habitat, status and distribution, British Wildlife Publishing. An ideal for all those wanting to identify and learn more about moths. Richard Lewington’s superb pictures greatly reduce the problems of identification. Every moth enthusiast will buy this book! New. Softback.
Stock No. 1068
£29

8. FIELD GUIDE TO THE MOTHS OF GREAT BBRITAIN AND IRELAND

WARING, P & M TOWNSEND, FIELD GUIDE TO THE MOTHS OF GREAT BBRITAIN AND IRELAND, 2003, 400 pp, 216 x 135 mm, paperback, full colour throughout with over 1600 figures of some 880 species of larger or macro moths. New. Hardback version of the previous item.
Stock No. 1069
£43

9. THE GENERIC NAMES OF MOTHS OF THE WORLD

NYE I W B, THE GENERIC NAMES OF MOTHS OF THE WORLD, 1973, volume 1 Noctuidae, Agaristidae, and Nolidae, 568 pages, dustjacket, very good condition, published by the Turustees of the British Museum (Natural History)
Stock No. 1232
£30

10. BRITISH TORTRICOID MOTHS

BRADLEY J D, TREMEWAN W G & SMITH A, BRITISH TORTRICOID MOTHS, 1973, volume 1 only, viii-252 pages with monotone and colour plates, good condition with dustjacket, Ray Society.
Stock No. 796
£45

11. CONCISE GUIDE TO THE MOTHS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

TOWNSEND M, WARING P & LEWINGTON R, CONCISE GUIDE TO THE MOTHS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, 2007, convenient pocket guide to nearly 880 the resident and immigrant macro-moths, superbly illustrated in set and resting positions.
Stock No. 1040
£12.95

12. LARVAE OF BRITISH LEPIDOPTERA NOT FEATURED BY BUCKLER

G M HAGGETT, LARVAE OF BRITISH LEPIDOPTERA NOT FEATURED BY BUCKLER, 1957-1970, 9 parts being reprints from the Proceedings of the South London Entomoological and Natural History Society of various dates in differing coloured paper covers, colour plates, most parts signed by Haggett, all in good clean condition.
Stock No. 1136
£35

13. THE STATE OF BRITAIN’S LARGER MOTHS

BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION, THE STATE OF BRITAIN’S LARGER MOTHS, 2006, 26 page A4 booklet in full colour, detailing the massive recent decline of moths in the British Isles, foreword by Sir David Attenborough, in association with Rothamsted Research.
Stock No. 400
£4.

14. MOTHS OF EUROPE

LERAUT PIERRE, MOTHS OF EUROPE, Volume 1, 2006, (Saturnids, Lasiocampids, Hawkmoths, Tiger Moths...), 394 pages, 78 colour plates all with numerous figures (some reduced life-size), dealing with some 500 species, distribution maps, line drawings, and species descriptions, hardback field guide size, napeditions.
Stock No. 401
£40

15. MOTHS IN THE MEMORY

BIRDSALL J, MOTHS IN THE MEMORY, 1990, 168 pages, illustrated, a wartime story of young evacuees whose lives were enlivened by the discovery of moths in the countryside, published by Pavilion. New.
Stock No. 402
£18

16. LARGER MOTHS OF SURREY

COLLINS A C, LARGER MOTHS OF SURREY, 1997, 364 pages including 16 colour photos, amaps hardback with dustjacket, Surrey Wildlife Trust. New.
Stock No. 403
£18

17. MOTHS

FORD E B, MOTHS, 1953, xix-266 pages, colour and b/w photographs, 19 maps, a few annotations in text, no dustjacket, New Naturalists’ series.
Stock No. 404
£30

18. A GUIDE TO MOTH TRAPS AND THEIR USE

FRY R & WARING P, A GUIDE TO MOTH TRAPS AND THEIR USE, 2001, A5, 72 page illustrated booklet, published by the A.E.S. New.
Stock No. 405
£6

19. BRITISH PYRALID MOTHS – A guide to their identification

GOATER B, BRITISH PYRALID MOTHS – A guide to their identification, 1986, 186 pages including 8 fine colour plates, hardback with dustjacket, Harley Books. New.
Stock No. 406
£22.50

20. MOTHS OF HAMPSHIRE AND THE ISLE OF WIGHT

B GOATER & T NORRISS, MOTHS OF HAMPSHIRE AND THE ISLE OF WIGHT, 2001, hardback, 284 X 215 mm, 261 pages, 95 colour photos, 800 maps, 71 black and white photos, dustjacket, Pisces Publications. Eight years of compiling records and status of some 1900 species of macro moths and pyralids in the two counties are brought together in this fine book. New.
Stock No. 407
£35.00

21. THE MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

HEATH J, & MAITLAND EMMETT A, THE MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, This series is being published in 11 volumes most of which are already available. Please telephone to enquire for details. Second-hand copies are in stock from time to time.
Stock No. 409
£30 - £60.

22. ENJOYING MOTHS

LEVERTON R, ENJOYING MOTHS, 2001, 276 pages with many superb close-up photographs of moths and fine line drawings, highly informative and entertainingly written, hardback with printed laminated covers, published by T & A D Poyser. Out of print, very good secondhand copy.
Stock No. 410
SOLD

23. BEAUTIFUL MOTHS

MOUCHA J, , BEAUTIFUL MOTHS, 1966, 138 pp, including many colour plates by F Prochazka, quarto, d/w. Spring Books.
Stock No. 412
£25

24. THE HAWKMOTHS OF THE WESTERN PALEARCTIC

PITTAWAY A R, THE HAWKMOTHS OF THE WESTERN PALEARCTIC, 1993, 240pp, large format, 13 colour plates, 42 photos, detailed descriptions of 57 species and sub-species, d/w, a superb and well-produced book, Harley Books. New.
Stock No. 413
£45

25. LARGER MOTHS OF THE LONDON AREA

PLANT C W, LARGER MOTHS OF THE LONDON AREA, 1993, xxi-292 pages, many distribution maps, a compilation from over 1.3 million records of the moth species recorded within a radius of approximately 20 miles of St Paul’s Cathedral, London N H S. New.
Stock No. 414
£25

26. BRITISH AND IRISH PUG MOTHS

RILEY A M & PRIOR G, BRITISH AND IRISH PUG MOTHS, 2003, 264 pages, distribution maps, colour plates and fine illustrations, laminated hardcovers, published by Harley Books. New.
Stock No. 416
£28

27. THE MOTHS OF THE BRITISH ISLES

SOUTH R, THE MOTHS OF THE BRITISH ISLES, published in several editions and reprints from 1906 -1961, 2 vols, many plates of moths in full colour with reverse in black and white showing caterpillars, eggs and pupae, extensive texts, although first published in 1907 this is still a very useful identification guide with interesting text, in the Wayside & Woodland series. Please enquire for stock availability.
Stock No. 757
£30 - £40

28. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF MOTHS

YOUNG, MARK, THE NATURAL HISTORY OF MOTHS, 1997, 271 pages, colour photos, many text drawings and line illustrations, “Not since E B Ford’s 1955 New Naturalist’s volume has the biology and ecology of moths been treated in a popular book”, Poyser Natural History. Secondhand copy in very good condition, now out of print
Stock No. 758
£30

29. BRITISH TORTRICOID MOTHS - SOLD

BRADLEY J D, TREMWAN W G, SMITH A, BRITISH TORTRICOID MOTHS - SOLD, 1973 & 1979, 2 volumes, viii- 252 and viii-336 pages, 89 colour and monotone plates, very good clean condition with dustjackets, published by the Ray Society.
Stock No. 1128
SOLD

30. COLOUR IDENTIFICATION GUIDE TO CATERPILLARS OF THE BRITISH ISLES,

PORTER J, COLOUR IDENTIFICATION GUIDE TO CATERPILLARS OF THE BRITISH ISLES,, 1997, over 850 species of British moths and butterflies photographed in their natural habitats with foodplants and shown on 49 full colour plates, extensive text with much new material, an important addition to lepidopteral reference literature and a companion to the next item by Skinner, Viking. S/H New.
Stock No. 415
SOLD

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