In Victorian times, moths were very popular with collectors, and rarities sold at auction for hefty sums. Fortunately, todays enthusiast prefers to study and enjoy live moths in their natural habitat, rather than gloat over rows of dead, dried specimens. Ecology and conservation are now the keynotes, with modern colour photography providing the permanent record of exciting finds. This excellent book presents a fascinating insight into the study of moths. It offers much more than the various identification guides currently available. This is no dry academic tome. Roy Leverton conveys his lifelong enthusiasm for moths in an immensely readable, easygoing style, while the text is liberally illustrated with line drawings and the authors own superb photographs of living moths.

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