This ground-breaking book is the most comprehensive field guide to micro-moths ever published and for the first time makes this fascinating and important group of insects accessible to the general naturalist. It describes all the families of micro-moth and covers 1033 species, with more than 1400 superbly detailed artworks and photographs and around 900 specially commissioned maps.
Each species description includes field characters, similar species, flight season, habitat, larval foodplant, status and distribution. There is a general introduction to the subject, including field techniques for finding micro-moths and a series of innovative keys. There is also an introduction to dissection techniques, a comprehensive checklist of British and Irish species and a full index. A must for all those interested in moths, as well as naturalists and conservationists.