Amateur
Entomologists'
Society

Complete list of our publications

The first publication, other than the regular journals produced by the Amateur Entomologists' Society appeared in 1939, and the Society continues to produce value for money and highly respected entomological books today.

Over the years many such publications have appeared, many of which are still available today and the following is a list of all those that have been produced, including any known reprints and new editions. Number printed, printers name, and authors (where known) are given, as well as the year they went out of print for those no longer available. Second-hand copies are sometimes available. Please contact us if there is any title you particularly want

Many people will be familiar with the books, pamphlets and leaflets categorisation of our publications, for this reason the list below also uses this system. However, all new publications (those being published from 2003 onwards) are simply classified as books irrespective of their size.

The listings are broken down by the series to which the publication belongs:

The Amateur Entomologist books

Volume 5. The Amateur Entomologist No 38

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1941Cockayne et al.This is a collection of articlesOut of print

Volume 6. Silkmoth Rearers Handbook

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1942B A Cooper et al.500 Printed by C A BrockOut of print (1951)

See also 12 below

Volume 7. Hymenopterist's Handbook

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1943B A Cooper et al.1st EditionOut of print (1953)
1969ReprintedOut of print (1985)
1986C Betts2nd Edition2000 printed by KingprintOut of print (2013)

Volume 7a. Revised flight tables for the Hymenoptera (A Supplement To the Hymenopterist's Handbook)

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1988C Betts2000 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdAvailable

Volume 8. The Amateur Entomologist No 41

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1945Ashwell et al.This is a collection of articlesOut of print

Volume 9. Practical Methods and Hints For Lepidopterists

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1951G Hyde et al.Printed by T BuncleOut of print (1981)

Volume 10. The Amateur Entomologist Vol 10. (this is a collection of articles)

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1951Fraser et al.Out of print

Volume 11. A Coleopterist's Handbook

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1954J Balfour-Browne et al.1st Edition1500 printedOut of print (1976)
1975Cooter & Cribb2nd Edition998 printed by Lowe & BrydoneOut of print (1986)
1991J Cooter3rd Edition1550 printed by Grosvenor PressOut of print (2006)
2006Cooter & Barclay4th Edition1000 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdOut of print (2017)
2018Cooter & Barclay4th Edition100 reprinted as softbackAvailable

Volume 11a. Host Plants of British Beetles: A List Of Recorded Associations

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1992J Bullock1000 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdAvailable

Volume 12. A Silkmoth Rearer's Handbook

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1956W Crotch2nd Edition1500 printed by T BuncleOut of print (1969)
1969Reprint1000 printed by Lowe & BrydoneOut of print
1979Reprint420 printed.Out of print (1982)
1982B Gardiner3rd Edition2000 printed by Pindar PrintAvailable

Volume 13. A Lepidopterist's Handbook

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1976R Dickson1st Edition2000 printed by KingprintOut of print (1985)
1985Reprint1000 printedOut of print
19922nd edition1000 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdOut of print (2005)
2014Compiled by P May3rd editionPrinted by Henry Ling

Volume 14. Insect Photography For The Amateur

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1977P LindsleyPrinted by KingprintOut of print (1992)

Volume 15. A Dipterist's Handbook

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1978Stubbs & Chandler1st edition2000 printed by KingprintOut of print (1996)
1996Reprint500 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdOut of print (2010)
2010Edited by P Chandler2nd edition

Volume 16. Practical Hints for Collecting and Studying The Microlepidoptera

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1980P Sokoloff1st edition980 printedOut of print (2004)
2004Photocopy reprint26 printed by Graham PressOut of print (2005)
2005Photocopy reprint25 printed by StaplesOut of print (2006)
2006Photocopy reprint75 printed by Office SuppliesOut of print (2009)

Volume 17. The Study of Stoneflies, Mayflies and Caddisflies

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1982T Macan1st Edition980 printed by V B PikeAvailable

Volume 18. Breeding The British Butterflies

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1983P Cribb1st Edition1935 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdOut of print (1990)
1990Revised Edition1000 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdOut of print (2001)
20013rd Edition1400 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdAvailable

Volume 19. Breeding The British and European Hawkmoths

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1984P Sokoloff1st Edition1977 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdOut of print (1998)
1998Reprint250 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdOut of print (2003)

Volume 20. The Phasmid Rearer's Handbook

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1985P Brock2000 printed by V B PikeOut of print (1992)

Volume 21. Habitat Conservation for Invertebrates - A Neglected Green Issue

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1991Fry and Lonsdale1st edition1700 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdOut of print (1994)
1994Reprint500 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdOut of print (2001)

Volume 22. Rearing and Studying Stick and Leaf-insects

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1992P Brock1st edition2000 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdOut of print (2003)
20032nd edition1000 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdAvailable

Volume 23. Practical Hints for the Field Lepidopterist

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1994J TuttFacsimile reprint700 printed by Henry LingAvailable

Volume 23a. An Index To The Modern Names, For Use With Vol. 23 J.W. Tutt's Practical Hints

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1995B Gardiner et al.800 printed by Henry LingAvailable

Volume 24. A Guide To Moth Traps and Their Uses

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1996Fry & Waring1st Edition1000 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdOut of print (2001)
20012nd Edition1200 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdAvailable

Volume 25. Rearing Parasitic Hymenoptera

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1997M Shaw975 printedAvailable

Volume 26. The Amazing World of Stick and Leaf Insects

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1999P Brock1950 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdAvailable

Pamphlets

This was another numbered series of publications. The pamphlets generally provided information of a general entomological nature, rather than dealing with a specific group of invertebrates, as well as label lists for cabinets, etc.

1. A Topic For Immediate Discussion - A New System of English Naming For British Macrolepidoptera (un-numbered)

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1943Cooper & O'Farrell500 printed by T BuncleOut of print (1946)

Free digital copy available to members of the AES in the members' area.

2. The Amateurs Library

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1945Printed by T BuncleOut of print (1949)

3. Constitution and Byelaws of The Society

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
19461st EditionPrinted by J WalkerOut of print (1952)

Superseded by our current constitution.

4. A Label List Of British Macrolepidoptera

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1946B Cooper et al.Printed by T BuncleOut of print (1986)

5. A Check-list of British Macrolepidoptera

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1946B Cooper et al.Printed by T BuncleOut of print (1986)

6. Label List of British Butterflies

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1947Printed by T BuncleOut of print (1986)

7. Directory of Natural History Societies

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1948H Airy-ShawPrinted by T BuncleOut of print (1972)

7a. Directory of Natural History Societies - First Supplement

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1949H Airy-ShawOut of print (1972)

Numbers 8 and 9 were not used

10. A Glossary for the Young Lepidopterist

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1951W Crotch1000 Printed by T Buncle

Superseded by our online glossary for entomologists.

11. A Label List of Butterflies (Rhopalocera ) North, West and Southern Europe

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1966P Cribb1st Edition500 printed by S CribbOut of print (1981)
19812nd Edition497 printed.

11a. Appendix to 1st Edition (these may have only been duplicated/photocopied)

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1971P CribbPrinted by S CribbOut of print (1981)

12. Some British Moths Reviewed - A Guide To The Critical Species

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1985Tams & Heath et al.1000 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdAvailable

13. Legislation To Conserve Insects in Europe

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1987N Collins750 printedOut of print (1994)

14. A Directory For Entomologists

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1989Reavey & Colvin1st Edition3000 printed by QuacksOut of print (1993)
1993Reavey & Colvin2nd EditionPrinted by Venture PressOut of print (199?)
199?ReprintPrinted by Venture PressOut of print (2006)

15. Butterflies of Cyprus 1998

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
2000E John2000 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdAvailable

Leaflets

"Coleoptera Collecting" was the first publication other than the regular journals produced by the Society in 1939, and although it was not itself numbered, as the series of such leaflets grew it was allocated the number 1. Unlike the Pamphlets, leaflets normally gave information about specific invertebrates or collecting methods etc.

1. Coleoptera Collecting. (un-numbered)

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1939G Walsh2000 printed by C A BrockOut of print (1957)

2. Setting Lepidoptera. (un-numbered)

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1942B Cooper2000 printed by C A BrockOut of print (1953)

3. Silkworm Rearing

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1943B Cooper2000 printed by C A BrockOut of print (1986)

4. Collecting Sawflies

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1946R BensonPrinted by C A BrockOut of print (1984)

5. Collecting Flies (Diptera)

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1951L Parmenter1000 printed by T BuncleOut of print (1976)

6. Collecting Beetles Associated With Stored Food Products

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1951E BasdenPrinted by T BuncleOut of print (1991)

7. Some Improved Devices For Rearing Hymenoptera

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1951G KloetPrinted by T BuncleOut of print (1987)

8. Collecting Ants

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1946H DonisthorpePrinted by C A BrockOut of print (1967)

9. Collecting Caddises

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1951W WhiteheadOut of print (1974)

10. Experiments With Bees

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1947W HamiltonPrinted by C A BrockOut of print (1987)

11. Collecting Mosquitoes

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1945E Classey1st EditionPrinted byT BuncleOut of print (1951)
1951ReprintOut of print

12. Collecting Dragonflies

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1945A O'Farrell1st EditionPrinted by T BuncleOut of print (1966)
1977D KeenRevised EditionPrinted by KingprintOut of print (2001)

13. Collecting Microlepidoptera

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1945L Ford1st editionPrinted by T BuncleOut of print (1951)
1955Reprint1000 printed by T BuncleOut of print (1980)

14. Setting Microlepidoptera and Simplifying The Setting Of Micros and Winter Work For The Microlepidopterist

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1945Charlson & Brown1st editionPrinted by T BuncleOut of print (1951)
1955Reprint1000 printed by T BuncleOut of print (1980)

15. Collecting Het - Bugs (Hemiptera - Heteroptera)

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1946Daniels et al.Printed by T BuncleAvailable

16. Making a Sweepnet, and Other Sweepnets

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1945L WaddingtonPrinted by T BuncleOut of print (1956)

17. Making a Garden Pond For The Study Of Aquatic Insects

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1945E DuffyPrinted by T BuncleOut of print (1955)

18. Collecting Clearwings

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1946Classey et al.Printed by T BuncleAvailable

19. Carded Beetles with Balsam - mounted Genitalia

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1947B CooperPrinted by T BuncleOut of print (1986)

20. Preserving Caterpillars. How to "blow" and "pickle" larvae successfully

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1948H HammondPrinted by T BuncleOut of print (1983)

21. Collecting Psocoptera

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1950E BroadheadOut of print (1977)

22. Collecting Lacewings

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1951F Fraser1st EditionOut of print (1976)
19762nd EditionPrinted by V B PikeAvailable

23. Collecting Centipedes and Millipedes. (un-numbered)

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1952J Cloudsley-Thompson400 Printed by T BuncleOut of print (1959)

24. The Entomology of Bird Pellets

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1952P Miles750 printed by T BuncleOut of print (1978)

25. Collecting Bumble-Bees

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1953T Poole1000 printedOut of print (1977)

26. Collecting Collembola

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1953P Barrett500 printed by T BuncleOut of print (1976)

27. A Study of Insects Living on the Wayfaring Tree

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1955K Side500 printed by T BuncleOut of print (1981)

Free digital copy available to members of the AES in the members' area.

28. Killing, Setting and Storing Butterflies and Moths

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1956L Siggs1st Edition1500 printed by T BuncleOut of print (1972)
1972L Siggs et al.Revised Edition1500 printed by V B PikeOut of print (1988)
1988Revised Edition1000 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdOut of print (2006)

29. Collecting Fleas

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1969R George250 printed by Ellis & PhillipsOut of print (1995)

30. Rearing Stick Insects

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1970Crotch et al.1st EditionPrinted by Ellis & PhillipsOut of print (1980)
19802nd Edition1000 printed by V B PikeOut of print (1986)

31. The Study of Mayflies (Ephemeroptera)

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1969T Macan650 printed by Ellis & PhillipsOut of print (1982)

32. Leafhoppers (Autenorhyncha)

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1969W Le Quesne450 printed by Ellis & PhillipsOut of print (1985)

33. Insect Light Traps

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1970J Heath1st EditionPrinted by Ellis & PhillipsOut of print (1971)
1972Reprint500 printedOut of print (1976)
19762nd Edition1000 printed by KingprintOut of print (1994)

34. An Amateurs Guide to The Study of The Genitalia of Lepidoptera

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1973R Dickson et al.Printed by V B PikeOut of print (2011)

35. Rearing The Hymenoptera Parasitica

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1974K Smith750 printed by Ellis & PhillipsAvailable

36. Rearing And Studying The Praying Mantids

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1980G Heath1st Edition485 printed.Out of print (1984)
1984Reprinted500 printedOut of print (1990)
1990ReprintedOut of print (2002)

Free digital copy available to members of the AES in the members' area.

37. Rearing Crickets in The Classroom

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
1986B Gardiner1st edition500 printed by V B Pike
1993A5 cover added to aboveCover by Cravitz Printing Company LtdAvailable

38. Guidelines For Entomological Site Surveys

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
2000S Brooks1st Edition
2002Reprinted200 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdOut of print (2014)

Publications since 2003

Since 2003, our new publications have ceased to be allocated to "The Amateur Entomologist" series, or the numbered Pamphlets and Leaflets and are now 'stand alone' publications. Those produced to date are as follows

Larval Foodplants of the Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
2003P May1000 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdAvailable

Preparing and Maintaining a Collection of Butterflies and Moths

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
2006May & White2000 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdAvailable

British butterflies throughout the year

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
2007P May2000 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdAvailable

A year in the lives of British ladybirds

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
2008M Majerus, R Ware & C Majerus2000 printed by Cravitz Printing Company LtdAvailable

The larger water beetles of the British Isles

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
2008P SuttonPrinted by Cravitz Printing Company LtdAvailable

Basil the Beetle's Scary Adventure

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
2010S Copeland BloomA story book for childrenPrinted by University of KentAvailable

Woody the Woodlouse who forgot how to roll into a ball

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
2011S Copeland BloomA story book for children Available

Eddie the Earthworm saves the day

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
2012S Copeland BloomA story book for children Available

The adventures of Scarlett the Ladybird

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
2012S Copeland BloomA story book for children Available

How do insects fold and unfold their wings? An activity book

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
2012R WoottonAn activity book for children Available

Working in Entomology

YearAuthor(s)NotesPrinting detailsCurrent status
2013R McLeodA careers guide with a difference Available