|Friedrich, Ekkehard: Breeding Butterflies and
Moths - a practical Handbook for British and European Species. 250
x 200mm., 176pp., with 47 text figures. Translated from the German by
Steven Whitebread and edited by A. Maitland Emmet. Hardback.
ISBN 9780 946589 20 3....EUR 42,00 / DKK 290,00.
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.