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Bird-dropping Tortrix Moths of the British Isles - Second Edition
A Field Guide to the Bird-dropping Mimics.

New Edition


A comprehensive new field guide to the bird-dropping Tortrix moths of Great Britain and Ireland.

Written by Jon Clifton and Jim Wheeler, this guide shows classic examples of bird-dropping mimics, such as the Apotomis, Hedya and Epinotia and some of the cryptic black and white cochylids.
The moths are shown in their resting position, alongside a set specimen, with a brief account giving distinguishing features and use of coloured pointers to highlight the critical areas in a user friendly way. Maps show Vice-county distribution across the British Isles, alongside seasonal flight graphs and life size representations of each species, to aid identification.

Second Edition
It is five years since the publication of the first edition of this book. This revised edition contains updated photographs, maps and text, along with additional species and new comparison plates. The species list has also been updated, re-ordered and numbered to follow the new UK checklist.

  • 65 Species
  • Resting Position Photos
  • Set Specimen Photos
  • 6 Comparison Plates
  • Distribution Maps
  • Flight Graphs
  • Life-size Diagrams
  • Similar Species
  • Descriptions
  • Thumbnail Finder
  • A5 Paperback

ISBN 978-0-9568352-2-2

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Bird-dropping Tortrix Moths of the British Isles - Second edition

Conifer Moths of the British Isles
A Field Guide to Coniferous-feeding Lepidoptera

RRP £24.99

The second in a series of field guides written by Jon Clifton and Jim Wheeler, featuring 108 coniferous-feeding micro and macro moths from Great Britain and Ireland.

Three brand new UK species are featured including Fir Carpet

  • 108 Species
  • Resting Position Photos
  • Set Specimen Photos
  • Distribution Maps
  • Flight Graphs
  • Life-size Diagrams
  • Similar Species
  • Descriptions
  • Thumbnail Finder
  • A5 Paperback

ISBN 978-0-9568352-1-5

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Conifer Moths of the British Isles RRP £24.99 - price slash, for limited time only £18

Greetings Cards by Rebecca Nason


The cards are photographic reproductions of 19th Century Morris prints from the Moths of the British Isles book, they are 4 x 4 inch high quality cards with recycled envelopes and cellobags. All cards are blank inside for your own greetings.

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Striped Hawkmoth Card by Rebecca Nason
Convolvulus Hawkmoth Card by Rebecca Nason
Privet Hawkmoth Card by Rebecca Nason
Death's Head Hawkmoth Card by Rebecca Nason
Elephant Hawkmoth Card By Rebecca Nason


Insect Microscopy
By Andy Chick

Insects, and their close relatives, the arachnids, centipedes, millipedes and woodlice, make ideal material for study by the recreational microscopist. Moreover for the entomologist, the addition of the use of the microscope to their tool kit adds a whole new dimension to their study, revealing in finest detail the appearance and structure of these tiny creatures. This book reveals the basics of insect microscopy, explaining what equipment is needed and how to get the best out of it.

  • Insects and their relatives
  • Trapping insects for study
  • Dissection
  • Slide mounting
  • Publishing your work
  • 140 colour photographs
Author Andrew Chick has been fascinated by the insect world since childhood. He holds a BSc in Environmental Biology, and MSc in Forensic Science and is currently working towards a PhD in Forensic Entomology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and enjoys field work and species identification.

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Preparing and maintaining a collection of Butterflies and Moths
By Peter May and Martin White

A practical manual detailing the various methods used to prepare specimens for a collection, from killing methods, setting the specimens, relaxing and repairing damaged ones, to storage and preservation, including pest prevention and cure. It is now more important than ever that scientific entomological collections are prepared and maintained properly using the best current methods. 21 pages. 4 figures and 5 plates. (2006)

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Preparing & maintaining a collection of Butterflies & Moths



British and Irish moths: an illustrated guide to selected difficult species (covering the use of genitalia characters and other features).

Written by moth experts Martin Townsend, Jon Clifton and Brian Goodey, this guide brings together information on the identification of difficult macro-moths, beyond what is currently available in moth field guides.

The softback guide features 72 larger moth species (plus their subspecies and forms) with over 130 color illustrations. The ring-bound format and protective covers aid its use next to a microscope during dissections. Text and images of confusion species have been laid out together for ease of use and new keys have been designed to aid identification.

This Guide provides the next step for those wishing to make a definitive determination of difficult moths such as ear moths, dark/grey daggers, copper underwings and the November Moth group. As such, much of the Guide is focussed on genitalia characteristics, although there are discussions of other characteristics such as wing markings. See an example page here.

It provides an up-to-date summary that will be of use even to those already experienced in genitalia determinations, but the main intended audience is those active moth recorders who are ready to take on the more challenging macro-moths and, thus, help improve the recorded distributions of these species.

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BO1Moths - A guide to the difficult species~ OUT OF PRINT£20.00N/A
Micro Moth Vernacular Names
A Nomenclatural Checklist of British Microlepidoptera


Like them or loathe them, the smaller moths have common names too. First listed in Victorian publications, revised in the 1940s and again in the 2000s, this latest update by Jim Wheeler lists the vernacular names of 1633 resident, migrant and adventive micro moths of Great Britain and Ireland.

  • 1633 UK micro moths listed
  • Includes resident, migrant and adventive species
  • Scientific and vernacular indexes
  • Includes link to latest digital data download
  • Illustrations by Kate Heiss
  • 60 pages
  • A5 Paperback

ISBN 978-0-9568352-3-9
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BO6Micro Moth Vernacular Names - temporarily out of stock, email for print information£10.50N/A

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