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Atlas of Britain and Ireland's Larger Moths - an update 17/03/2019

At the recent Butterfly Conservation (BC) UK Moth Recorders’ Meeting held at the Birmingham and Midlands Institute, it was announced during one of the presentations that there has been a delay in the publication of this eagerly anticipated title. This is due to the verification of millions of moth records held in Butterfly Conservation’s National Moth Recording Scheme (NMRS) taking longer than originally forecast. The book will now be published during the summer of 2019, rather than late this spring as was previously announced.


Although the book has been delayed it is certainly going to be worth the wait, and we are looking forward to taking delivery of this book upon its publication.


The BC presentation detailed how many millions of moth records that were taken from the NMRS and Moths Ireland databases had been analysed, verified (to remove/correct erroneous entries) and combined during the development of this atlas which will cover all the macro-moth species in Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.


The layout of the book is easy to use. The species accounts that follow on from the book’s introductory chapters (which include the development of the NMRS, the history and tradition of moth recording in the UK, etc) each have a concise overview and description that has been purposely limited to 360 characters, featuring a carefully selected image of the moth, a distribution map detailing current and historical occurrences, population and distribution trends since the 1970s, and a very interesting phenology chart highlighting the changes in flight period of many species historically to the present day.



Thanks to everyone who has so far taken advantage of the pre-publication offer we are running on this title (now extended to 31st May 2019) and has placed a pre-order for the book.  If you haven't ordered a copy click here.


Please keep an eye on this section of our website, as we will keep you updated here with any developments/announcements we hear of as they happen. We will dispatch your book(s) as soon as possible upon publication.


PRE-PUBLICATION PRICE ONLY £27.50 (plus p&p, usual rrp £37.50)