This is the book the mothing world has been waiting for.
Ben Smart describes how to identify the early stages of more than 170 species of micro-moth larvae at all times of the year.
Each species account contains details of the moth's foodplant, life cycle and distribution, with information on where to find the larvae and the vital signs to look out for in the field.
Each species of moth described gets a page to itself, and the many photographs illuminate the essential diagnostic signs.
There are 12 chapters, one for each month, as well as recommendations on what micro-moths to look for on field trips at different times of the year.
Although focusing on Lancashire and Cheshire, the information is relevant to micro-moths well beyond the boundaries of the two counties.
Published by the Lancashire and Cheshire Fauna Society and Butterfly Conservation.The second edition is identical to the first in all respects, except for an additional index.