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South, R., 1961

The Moths of the British Isles

This two volume work covers the imagines (adults) of our macrolepidoptera. Each species is illustrated with one or more colour paintings. Immature stages of some species are illustrated with half-tone pictures.

The original 1907 edition had excellent colour plates, especially considering the technology of the day. Unfortunately, after numerous reprintings, the plates became worn. New plates were prepared for the fourth (1961) edition, but unfortunately, these fell far below the standard of the originals.

Publisher Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd.
Volume 2 volumes
Pages 427 & 379
ISBN 0 7232 0001 7 etc
Coverage All the British species known at the time.
Illustrations Colour paintings of moths and half-tone reproduction of paintings of some immature stages.
Identify In the Hand.

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

LEPIDOPTERA (butterflies and moths) Identification Superseded


A more complete account of the immature stages Stokoe, W.J., 1948
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