I have just received a copy of Britain's Day-flying Moths the latest from WILDGuides and a credit to authors David Newland, Robert Still and Andy Swash.
These guides really are tremendous. I picked up a copy of the Hoverflies in the same series at the BirdFair and thought how it might change my life. I recently bought a new macro stabilised lens so I could photograph insects and I can see this latest volume being both a great stimulation and assistance.
|Hummingbird Hawk Moth - one of my favourite day-flying moth species|
At the back of the book there is a handy and usable checklist and a section on conservation and legislation.
|Broad-bordered Bee Hawk Moth - one of the most beautiful day-flying moths.|
I have already discovered that the bizarre white insects which look like a cross which occur on our windows here in France are in fact White Plumes. I had not actually realised they were moths.
I should point out that the photographs in this review are mine and not from the book.
Britain's Day-flying Moths published by Princeton University Press
David Newland, Robert Still & Andy Swash
224 pages - 200 colour photos - 155 distribution maps