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The first few months of the year were a busy period for Atropos Books with some excellent new titles added to our stock list:


A Field Guide to the Smaller Moths of Great Britain and Ireland

The unique A Field Guide to the Smaller British Lepidoptera by Maitland Emmet has been long out of print and is now superseded by A Field Guide to the Smaller Moths of Great Britain and Ireland by Mark Young, John Longmaid and Steve Palmer. The format is the same as its predecessor, but it is much updated, reflecting the increase in knowledge of the last few decades.The full life-history details for every species of smaller moth that breeds in Great Britain and Ireland are set out concisely in a standard way, including details of how find larval stages.There is a thumbnail map for every species but no illustrations. The book contains a species index, and also a foodplant index, allowing the reader to identify micro-moth larvae feeding on a particular foodplant.Publication of this title was delayed due to the weather event that we’d all like to forget about – ‘the Beast from the East!” However, the book is now readily available from Atropos Books.


Pug Moths of North-West England: A Guide on Identification and Distribution in Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria

This is another popular title published in March. This book, by Brian Hancock, covers the 43 species of pug that occur in the region, but it should be on the shelves of all moth recorders wherever they trap - there are only 6 other species pug that are resident in the UK which are not covered by the book.The 120 pages summarise the key identification features of each species, along with flight periods and distribution.





Field Guide to the Bumblebees of Great Britain and Ireland

This is the third edition of this book by Mike Edwards and Martin Jenner. An excellent photographic guide, describing 25 species with 90 colour plates of photos of both sexes and information on life history. It also describes habitat requirements for conservation action and how to attract bumblebees to your garden.





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