A Handbook for Lepidopterists

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A Handbook for Lepidopterists

Third edition
Compiled by Peter May (with contributions from 10 other authors)
Hard bound, 228 pages with 24 colour plates and 41 black & white plates.

The last edition of the handbook (published in 1992) went out of print in 2005 and since then there have been huge advances in the study of Lepidoptera. This completely new edition includes many new topics, is almost twice the size of the last edition and contains many colour and black & white plates.

The latest edition of this handbook was compiled and authored by Peter May with contributions from Colin Plant, Mark Lightowler, Jon Cooter, Jacqueline Ruffle, the late Mike Majerus, Chris Harlow, Nick Holford, the late Malcolm Simpson, Zoe Randle and Richard Fox.

The chapters within this edition are:

  1. Basic field equipment
  2. Field methods
  3. Moth trapping
  4. Breeding considerations
  5. Adult to Ova
  6. Larvae
  7. Pupae
  8. Conservation
  9. Preparing the collection
  10. Housing the collection
  11. Pest control in the collection
  12. Identification
  13. Genitalia
  14. Recording
  15. Photography
  16. Glossary
  17. Appendix 1: Entomological societies
  18. Appendix 2: Entomological journals
  19. Appendix 3: Entomological dealers
  20. Appendix 4: Lepidoptera collections
  21. Appendix 5: Code of conduct for insect collecting
  22. Appendix 6: Recommended further reading
  23. Appendix 7: Local moth recorders by vice county
  24. Appendix 8: Butterfly local recording contacts and organisers

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