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Additional material for the English Edition contributed by A. Maitland Emmet (Microlepidoptera); Jim Reid (Geometridae); and Brian O. C. Gardiner (Semi-synthetic diet)
‘THE working and reference book for all lepidopterists who wish to breed continental butterflies and British and European moths.’ P. W. Cribb, Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists’ Society
‘The information in this book is very hard to come by and it is invaluable for the amateur butterfly lover, the professional collector and also the biologist using butterflies as a tool … this volume will be in constant use‘. Miriam Rothschild, Biologist
‘I strongly recommend the whole book to any entomologist, conservationist or butterfly farmer who may need to rear Lepidoptera.’ Jeremy Thomas, Biological Conservation.
Following an important introductory section on ‘How to use this Book’, the work is divided into two parts. The first contains clear, illustrated instructions on breeding and rearing equipment and techniques; a breeder’s diary; a note on conservation; and a list of botanical literature. The second, main part gives detailed rearing instructions by species, or for closely related species with similar requirements by genus, for macro- and microlepidoptera from nearly every family found in the area – over 1000 species. The book also contains a select bibliography of works on British and European Lepidoptera and a complete dual index to both insects and plants.
250 x 200mm., 176pp., with 47 text figures