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This is a very good overall guide to the smaller moths
on 15 November 2014
This is a very good overall guide to the smaller moths. I use it in the field as an aide memoir all the time and it is already getting grubby. My only complaint is the index leaves much to be desired and doesn't have species names, as well as genera, in alphabetical order. The problem is compounded by the fact that many species are in unfamiliar genera and I have to resort to scanning through the illustrations to find quite common species (you can't look up "lacunana"). Others have obviously noted this, since a “Special Index” is available on the Internet to download. Several other recent guides, e.g Waring and Townsend” also don’t have a special index either. Let’s hope a second edition corrects it.