A Handbook for Lepidopterists now published

Published: 15 May 2014

The AES is delighted to announce the publication of the third edition of "A Handbook for Lepidopterists".

The last edition of the handbook (published in 1992) went out of print in 2005 and since then there have been huge advances in the study of Lepidoptera. This completely new edition includes many new topics, is almost twice the size of the last edition and contains many colour and black & white plates.

The book is available now from our online shop priced at £19 for members of the AES and £25 for non-members.

The chapters within this new edition are:

  1. Basic field equipment
  2. Field methods
  3. Moth trapping
  4. Breeding considerations
  5. Adult to Ova
  6. Larvae
  7. Pupae
  8. Conservation
  9. Preparing the collection
  10. Housing the collection
  11. Pest control in the collection
  12. Identification
  13. Genitalia
  14. Recording
  15. Photography
  16. Glossary
  17. Appendix 1: Entomological societies
  18. Appendix 2: Entomological journals
  19. Appendix 3: Entomological dealers
  20. Appendix 4: Lepidoptera collections
  21. Appendix 5: Code of conduct for insect collecting
  22. Appendix 6: Recommended further reading
  23. Appendix 7: Local moth recorders by vice county
  24. Appendix 8: Butterfly local recording contacts and organisers

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