FIELD GUIDE TO THE MOTHS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, THIRD EDITION
Townsend Bloomsbury, SB, £35, BW Bookshop £27.99 (quote BW133S)
This third edition of the definitive guide to the moths of these islands has been fully revised to reflect the latest taxonomic thinking, but its main strengths are in its 1,700 wonderfully detailed coloured artworks, covering 896 species of macro-moths recorded here. The distribution maps and species texts are also detailed and thorough, and a nice touch is a good general introduction to identifying moths for anyone who wants to get started but finds the sheer range of species daunting. Recommended for any all-round naturalist's bookshelf.