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Lepidoptera - Moths

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Ahola, M. & K. Silvonen: Larvae of Northern European Noctuidae. 24 x 17 cm. Hardback.
Vol. 3:
Larval descriptions of about 130 species of Noctuinae; Notes on the phylogeny of Noctuoidae. 2011. 599 pages incl. 97 colour plates and 41 plates with line drawings. Index to vols. 1-3.
  ISBN 978-952-92-8528-0.  EUR 84.00 / DKK 580.00
The aim of this three volume work is primarily to provide a tool for the identification of North European Noctuidae. The geographical area covered is the countries around the Baltic Sea northwards from a line Berlin-Warsaw-Moscow (about 52 degrees latitude north) incl. Norway, The British Isles and Iceland in the west and the Ural Mountains in the east. The work will consist of about 700 species in three parts of which volume 1 is now available. Vol. 1 includes the following: General section with Morphology of larva, terminology and abbreviations, preparation of larvae, ex ovo-rearing, and acknowledgements; Systematic section with Key to the genera, larval descriptions of more than 220 species from Nolidae to Acronictinae - Stiriinae (according to Karsholt & Razowski); Line drawings of mouth parts with together 1135 illustrations; 50 plates with colour photographs of larvae; References and index.The species account follow a common format providing a synonymy, larval description especially based on the ornaments, morphology of mouth parts and chaetotaxy, biology with notes on life cycle and habits, table of fenology and distribution and a list of all known foodplants. Line drawings of mouth parts include spinneret and labial palps, hypopharynx and stipular setae, labrum and mandible.

Baldizzone, G.: Coleophoridae dell'Area Irano-Anatolica e regioni limitrofe. (Coleophorid Moths of Iran-Turkey and adjacent areas.) 1994. 25 x 17 cm. 420 pages. l65 black and white plates with 699 figures. Text in Italian. Softcover.
... EUR 58,00 / DKK 400,00.
This book will be an indispensable tool for everyone studying Coleophoridae of the Palaearctic Region, both now and in the future. The 310 species treated, represent about one fourth of the known World fauna of Coleophoridae. 

Bulletin of The Natural History Museum (formerly: Bulletin of The Brittish Museum (Natural History)). Entomology Series. 24 x 17 cm. Softcover. We have taken over the remaining stock of the issues mentioned below:

Cook, M. A. & M. J. Scoble: Revision of the neotropical genus Oospila Warren (Lep.: Geometridae). (Vol. 64, no. 1.) 1995. 115 pages. 199 figures.. € 23.00 / DKK 160.00
Eliot, J. N.: The higher classification of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera): a tentative arrangement.
(Vol. 28, no. 6.) 1973. 135 pages + 6 plates. 162 text figures..  € 26.00 / DKK 180.00
Eliot, J. N.: A review of the Miletini (Lep.: Lycaenidae).
(Vol. 53, no. 1.) 1986. 105 pages. 108 figures..  € 35.00 / DKK 240.00
Huemer, P.: A taxonomic revision of Caryocolum (Lep.: Gelechiidae).
Vol. 57, no. 3.) 1988. 133 pages. 221 figures. . . € 35.00 / DKK 240.00
Kitching, I. J.: Spectacles and Silver Ys: a synthesis of the systematics, cladistics and biology of the Plusiinae (Lep.: Noctuidae).
(Vol. 54, no. 2.) 1987. 186 pages.465 figures.
€ 35.00 / DKK 240.00
Krüger, M.: A revision of the tribe Macariini (Lep.: Geometridae: Ennominae) of Africa, Madagascar and Arabia.
(Vol. 70, no. 1.) 2001. 502 pages. 1040 figures. 
€ 77.00 / DKK 540.00
Krüger, M. & M. J. Scoble: Neotropical red-brown Ennominae in the genera Thysanopyga Herrich-Schäffer and Perissopteryx Warren (Lep.: Geometridae).
(Vol. 61, no. 2.) 1992.
72 pages. 178 figures. . .€ 18.00 / DKK 120.00
Pitkin, L. M.: Neotropical Emeral moths of the genera Nemoria, Lissochlora and Chavarriella, with particular reference to the species of Costa Rica (Lep.: Geometridae, Geometrinae).
(Vol. 62, no. 2.) 1993. 121 pages. 344 figures. .  € 26.00 / DKK 180.00
Prout, L. B.: New Species of Indo-Australian Geometridae.
(Vol. 6, no. 12.) 1958. 99 pages + 6 plates with 72 figs.  € 23.00 / DKK 160.00
Puplesis, R. & G. S. Robinson: A review of the Central and South American Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera) with special reference to Belize.
(Vol. 69, no. 1.) 2000. 114 pages. 223 figures. . .€ 18.00 / DKK 120.00
Puplesis, R. & G. S. Robinson: Revision of the Oriental Opostegidae (Lepidoptera) with general comments on phylogeny within the family.
(Vol. 68, no. 1.) 1999. 92 pages. 179 figures. .  . € 18.00 / DKK 120.00
Seymour, P. R.: A revision of the genus Masalia (Lep.: Heliotheidinae).
(Vol. 27, no. 1.) 1972. 100 pages. 234 figures. . € 26.00 / DKK 180.00
Someren, V. G. L. van: Revisional notes on African Charaxes (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae. Parts I - X.
(Complete.) Vol. 13, 7; Vol. 15, 7; Vol. 18, 3 & 9; Vol. 23, 4; Vol. 25, 5; Vol. 26, 4; Vol. 27, 4; Vol. 29, 8; Vol. 32, 3.) 1963 -1975. 899 pages incl. 167 black and white plates. .€ 138.00 / DKK 960.00
Yuan, D. & G. S. Robinson: Caloptilia leaf-miner moth (Gracillariidae) of South-East Asia.
(Vol. 62, no. 1.) 1993. 37 pages. 74 figures. .€ 18.00 / DKK 120.00

Culot, J.: Noctuelles et Géomètres d'Europe. Reprint edition 1986-87. Hardback.
Vol. 1: Noctuelles I. 220 pages. 38 colour plates. ISBN 87-88757-04-8. ...
EUR 12.00 / DKK 90.00.
Vol. 2:
Noctuelles II. 243 pages. 43 colour plates. ISBN 87-88757-06-4. ..
EUR 12.00 / DKK 90.00.
Vol. 3:
Géomètres I. 269 pages. 37 colour plates. ISBN 87-88757-08-0. ...
EUR 12.00 / DKK 90.00.
Vol. 4:
Géomètres II. l67 pages. 33 colour plates. ISBN 87-88757-10-2. ...
EUR 12.00 / DKK 90.00.
Vols. 1-4
when ordered together ISBN 87-88757-02-1. ... EUR
40.00 / DKK 300.00.
A very fine reprint of this famous work, that still today forms a unique identification guide to the European species of Noctuid and Geometrid moths. The colour plates are of a very high artistic standard.top
Prices on the famous reprint are dramatically reduced.

DANMARKS DYRELIV (Animal Life of Denmark.) 25 x 17 cm. Hardback.
Vol. 7: Palm, E.: Nordeuropas snudebiller. (Coleoptera: Curculinoidae). (The Weevils of North Europe.) Part 1: Brachycerinae and Otiorhyncherinae. 1996. 356 pages. 8 colour plates. 491 text figures. Distribution maps to all species. English summary to each species.
ISBN 87-88757-38-2.
  ... EUR 72,00 / DKK 500,00.
This volume treats the 163 species of Brachycerinae and Otiorhyncherinae known from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Karelia, the surroundings of Sct. Petersburg, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, northern Poland, the north German lowland to the Harzen Mountains, The Netherlands, and Great Britain. Further 14 species found accidentally in the area covered are also treated. The colour plates illustrate all species in superb photographs of an hitherto unseen high quality. A total of 198 specimens are shown largely magnified. The text figures are genitalias, morphological details important for the identification etc. The distribution maps show the distribution by provinces in the area covered, only Great Britain is omitted. Species occurring in Denmark have a detailed distribution map of this country. The systematic part is for each species divided into the following chapters: Description, where all details are carefully mentioned; Distribution, where unusually many records and localities are mentioned; Bionomics, where habitat, foodplants, time for occurrence etc. are explained in detail; Summary, where distribution and bionomics are shortly summarized in 10-20 lines for each species. The weevil fauna of North Europe will be covered by two or three further parts. They should appeal to professional and amateur entomologists, nature conservationists, university and museum libraries, higher educational institutions. A number of the species treated in part 1 can be serious pests in agriculture and forestry.
Vol. 8: Fogh Nielsen, O.: De danske guldsmede. (Odonata.) 1998. 280 pages. 230 colour photos. Line drawings. Distribution maps to all species.
ISBN 87-88757-21-8.
... EUR 43,00 / DKK 300,00.
Together with the butterflies, the dragonflies are the most eye-catching insects in the north European nature. So far only one book has treated the Danish species of these beautiful and fascinating creatures: Espen Petersens dragonfly volume from 1910 in the series "Danmarks Fauna". Therefore the present book is long wanted and much needed. De danske guldsmede is an exceptionally beautiful book lavishly illustrated with very fine colour photographs of all Danish dragonfly species and their habitats. The book has a number of introductory chapters on Odonata in general and a systematic part treating all 53 species under the following headings: Introduction, identification, habitat, behaviour, lifecycle, flying time, and distribution. The description of the distribution of each species is supplemented with a map, that also covers the southernmost Norway, southern Sweden and northernmost Germany. There are illustrated keys to the adult larvae and larval skins and to the males and females of the adult dragonflies. The book is concluded with a short bibliography and two indexes, one to the dragonflies and one to the plant species mentioned in the book. De danske guldsmede should appeal to both professional and amateur entomologists as well as to those with a more general interest in the nature that surrounds us. Furthermore the book will be a most useful tool for those working with fresh water ecology and environment. Because of the many beautiful colour photographs of the dragonflies and their habitats, the book will also be of great interest to students of dragonflies, but without knowledge to the Danish language.

Vol. 9: Fogh Nielsen, O.: De danske græshopper. (The Danish Grasshoppers). 2000. 24 x 17 cm.. 192 pages. 137 colour photographs. 70 line drawings. Including sound CD with songs of all species. Song diagrams. Distribution maps. Systematic treatment of all species. Keys for identification. Text in Danish. Hardback.
ISBN 87-88757-50-1. ... EUR 43,00 / DKK 300,00.
Saltatoria are wellknown insects and characteristic animals for the summer and early autumn. The north European species are not colourful like the butterflies or elegant flyers as the dragonflies, but their song fascinates us, and for many people the grashopper song is a part of the summer in the same way, as the bird song or the quacking of the frogs are in the spring. De danske græshopper is a beautiful and richly illustrated book, which in text and illustations comprehensively treats the 32 species of grasshoppers known to occur in Denmark with informations about how to recognise each species, their habitats, biology, behaviour and distribution. Further strong emphasis has been put on a comprehensive and detailed interpretation of the songs of each species - among other by the help of a large number of song diagrams. The book has very beautiful colour photographs depicting all species, and on the accompanying CD there are 49 sound recordings of the songs of all Danish grasshoppers. De danske græshopper is aimed for both amateur and professional entomologists as well as for readers with a general interest in nature. Many readers will know the author for his very well reviewed and similarly beautifully illustrated De danske guldsmede.

Bind 12: Skipper, L.: Danmarks blomstertæger. 2013. 407 sider. Mere end 1000 farvefotos. Udbredelseskatalog.
ISBN 978-87-92832-03-0. DKK 420.00 excl. moms.
Danmarks blomstertæger omhandler en gruppe af relativt små insekter, der lever en diskret tilværelse og er ukendt af de fleste. Ikke desto mindre har de en farve- og formrigdom, som kun få andre grupper af danske dyr kan matche. Bogen er rettet mod såvel alment naturinteresserede som entomologisk kyndige. Samtlige 212 kendte danske arter gennemgås, med en beskrivelse af kendetegn og lignende arter, biologi, levested samt udbredelse. Herudover rummer bogen generelle afsnit, der beskriver en lang række emner, såsom udviklingshistorie, ynglebiologi, værtsplanter, fjender og forsvar, samt meget andet. I bogen findes desuden en samlet opdateret oversigt over alle Danmarks pt. 539 kendte tægearter. Danmarks blomstertæger indeholder langt over 1.000 fotos. Blomstertæger har kun været sporadisk illustreret i dansk litteratur, men det skulle der være rådet bod på med denne bog.
Vol. 12: Skipper, L.: Danmarks blomstertæger (The Danish Miridae). 2013. 407 pages. Illustrated throughout in colours. Distribution catalogue.
ISBN 978-87-92832-03-0. € 62.00 / DKK 420.00
Danmarks blomstertæger is a complete and comprehensive treatment of the Danish Miridae, richly illustrated with more than 1000 high quality colour photos. The book is aimed at those with a general interest in nature as well as the experienced entomologist. All 212 species known from Denmarks are having a full treatment in chapters on identification, similar species, biology, habitat and distribution. Further the book contains 130 pages of general introduction to the Miridae that covers a large number of subjects, among other development history, breeding biology, host plants, predators and defence. The book also contains an updated list of the presently 539 species of Heteroptera known from Denmark.
Bind 14: Fogh Nielsen, O.: Danmarks netvinger. 2015. 195 sider. Mere end 250 farvefotos af bedste kvalitet. Udbredelseskort.
ISBN 978-87-92832-05-4. € 43.00 / DKK 300,00 excl. moms.
Endnu en bog om en insektgruppe, som mange kender, men som kun meget få kender noget særligt til. Bogen omhandler samtlige 65 danske arter af netvinger: Dovenfluer, Kamelhalsfluer, Voksnetvinger, Vandmyreløver, Svampeflorvinger, Florvinger, Guldøjer, Myreløver. Bogen er gennemillustreret med meget flotte farvefotos. Indledende afsnit om: Systematik & navngivning, Udviklingshistorie, Udseende, Livscyklus, Flyvetider, Levesteder, Fjender & forsvar, Status over Danmarks netvinger, Distriktskatalog, Om at studere netvinger, Bestemmelse af netvinger, Nøgle til familier. Dette er den første danske om disse interessante insekter.
Vol. 14: Fogh Nielsen, O.: Danmarks netvinger (The Danish Neuroptera). 2015. 195 pages. More than 250 colour photos of the best quality. Distribution maps. Text in Danish.
ISBN 978-87-92832-05-4. € 43.00 / DKK 300,00 excl. moms.
Another book about an insect group that nearly all have seen, but no-one really knows. The book deals with all 65 species of Neuroptera known from Denmark. It is illustrated throughout with more than 250 colour photos. Introductionary chapters on: Systematic & nomenclature, Development history, A
ppearance, Life cycle, Flying times, Habitats, Enemies & defence, Status of Danish Neuroptera, District catalogue, How to study Neuroptera, Identification of Neuroptera, Keys to families. The first book ever on the Danish Neuroptera. 
Bind 15: Skipper, L. & O. F. Nielsen: Danmarks frøtæger. 2018. 207 sider. 405 farvefotos af højeste kvalitet. Udbredelseskatalog.
ISBN 978-87-92832-06-1. € 43.00 / DKK 300.00 excl. moms.
Dette bind omhandler en af de mere forsømte og ukendte grupper af tæger. De 77 danske arter behandles alle grundigt og bogen er hele vejen igennem illustreret med nogle fantastisk flotte farvefoto. Udbredelseskort for hver art. Indledende afsnit om: Historisk baggrund & udviklingshistorie; Systematik & navngivning; Udseende; Livscyklus; Føde; Fjender & forsvar; Levesteder; Status over Danmarks frøtæger; Udbredelse; Om at studere frøtæger. Dette er den første samlede behandling af de danske frøtæger.
Vol. 15: Skipper, L. & O. F. Nielsen: Danmarks frøtæger (The Danish Lygaeidae). 2018. 207 pages. 405 colour photos of the highest quality. Distribution catalogue.
ISBN 978-87-92832-06-1. € 43.00 / DKK 300.00
This volume treats one of the more neglected families of Heteroptera in Denmark. The 77 presently known species are dealt with in detail, and the book is all the way through illustrated with fantastic beautiful colour photos. Distribution maps to all species. Introductory chapters on: Historical background & evolution history; Systematics and nomenclature; Habitus; Life cycle; Food; Enemies & defence; Habitats; Status of the Danish Lygaeidae; Distribution; How to study these bugs. This is the first ever complete study of the Danish Lydaeidae.”

 ‘Animal Life of Denmark’ is a series aimed to cover the insect fauna of Denmark and Fennoscandia or the whole of Northern Europe. Each volume treats a well defined family with text in Danish, but with numerous illustrations that make the volumes valuable also for non-Danish readers. Volumes 1 - 6, 10, 11 and 13 are out of print.

Dust cover from De danske Guldsmede

The Danish Grasshoppers.

Danmarks blomstertaeger

Danmarks netvinger

DANSK FAUNISTISK BIBLIOTEK. (Danish Faunistical Library.) 25 x 17 cm. Hardback.
Vol. 1: Fibiger, M. & P. Svendsen: Danske natsommerfugle. (Danish Moths.) 1981. 272 pages.278 text figures. 6 colour plates.
ISBN 87-87491-38-9. 
... EUR 43,00 / DKK 300,00.
A most useful book on the changes in the Danish Heterocera fauna from 1966 to 80. Especially on the about 50 new species from that period the book contains a wealth of information. The text figures are distribution maps, genitalia drawings and illustrations of other details important for the identifiation.
Vol. 2: Palm, E.: Atlas over viklernes udbredelse i Danmark (Tortricidae & Cochylidae). 1982. 110 pages. 5 text figures. 359 distribution maps.
ISBN 87-87491-40-0. .. EUR 22,00 / DKK
Illustrates on detailed maps the distribution of the Danish Tortricoid moths. For each species, the distribution is commented further in the text and the food-plants are mentioned. For the more rare or local species the localities are mentioned.
Vol. 3: Kaaber, S.: De danske sværmere og spindere. 1982. l44 pages. Distribution maps to all species. English summary.
ISBN 87-87491-03-6.
... EUR 29,00 / DKK 200,00.
Geographical distribution and fluctuations for all Danish Heterocera species apart from Noctuidae and Geometridae in the period from 1850 to 1980. Detailed distribution map to each species.
Vol. 4: Bangsholt, F.: Sandspringernes og løbebillernes udbredelse og forekomst i Danmark ca. 1830-1981. 1983. 271 pages. English summary. Distribution maps to all species (Denmark and Europe).
ISBN 87-87491-11-7.
... EUR 36,00 / DKK 250,00.
The distribution and occurrence of Tiger Beetles and Ground Beetles in Denmark from 1830 to 1981. English summary covering 8 pages.
A series aimed to cover the faunistics of the Danish insect fauna. Text in Danish, but numerous illustrations make the volumes useful also for non Danish readers.

Fletcher, D. S. & W. B. Nye: The Generic Names of Moths of the World. Vol. 5: Pyraloidea. 1984. 185 pages. Hardback.
ISBN 0-565-00880-3 ... EUR 68,60 / DKK 480,00.
We have taken over the remaining stock of this title.

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.

GEOMETRID MOTHS OF EUROPE. Edited by A. Hausmann. 25 x 17 cm. Distribution map and illustrations of male and female genitalia to all species. Hardback.
Vol. 3: Hausmann, A. & J. Viidalepp: Larentinae I.
  2012. 743 pages. 25 colour plates.
ISBN 87-88757-39-0.
Price  EUR 210,00 / DKK 1570,00
Vol. 5: Skou, P. & P. Sihvonen: Ennominae I. 2015. 657 pages. 16 colour plates.
ISBN 978-90-40-25220-2. EUR 188,00 / DKK 1400,00

Vol. 6: Müller, B., S. Erlacher, A. Hausmann, H. Rajaei, P. Sihvonen & P. Skou: Ennominae II. 2019. 906 pages in 2 hardback parts. 30 colour plates.
ISBN 978-90-04-25222-6. Price EUR 199,00  / DKK 1490,00 excl. postage.

In volume 6, more than half of the European Ennominae, a total of 181 species, plus 21 new species for the European fauna are covered, incl. difficult genera such as Charissa, Psodos, Sciadia, Nychiodes, Selidosema, Peribatodes and the Tephronia complex. Description of four new species. Totally 1116 specimens are illustrated in 30 colour plates. Further for each species a systematic text, distribution map, male and female genitalia. Genetic data from DNA barcoding is provided for nearly all species. Many text figures with diagnostic characters and other morphological structures. Also included are new synonymies, status revisions, new combinations and numerous new distribution data. A systematic catalogue of all European Geometridae and the adjacent regions of North Africa, Macaronesia, Turkey and Middle East is also included.

The geographical area covered will be the whole of the geographical Europe. Each volume will illustrate the adults of all species in photographical colour plates of the best quality. Sexual dimorphism as well as polymorphism will be illustrated and if possible all subspecies too. Most species will be shown in natural size, but larger groups of small species such as the genera Idaea and Eupithecia will be shown enlarged. Each species will be treated using the following format: Full name. Original reference to all available nominal names (valid names and synonyms).
Diagnosis based on external features, including detail figures where necessary. Male and female genitalia of all species with line drawings or photographs. Distribution. A summary of the European distribution and also of distribution outside the area treated. This paragraph is completed with a map of the European distribution. Phenology with detailed information about flight period or periods, if possible with reference to various parts of the distribution area. Further also information about how the species hibernates is provided. Biology including hostplant(s). Habitat including the altitude of occurence. Similar species with the differences clearly pointed out. This paragraph may be completed with text figures. Remarks on information that does not fit into any of the other paragraphs.
The Geometrid Moths of Europe is intended for both professional and amateur entomologists. Among the European Geometrid Moths are a number of serious pest species, especially to forestry, and the series will therefore also be an important tool in future pest management, hopefully especially in the biological pest management.


Gonseth, Y.: Verbreitungsatlas der Tagfalter der Schweiz (Lepidoptera Rhopalocera). 1987. 21 x 15 cm. 242 pages. Distribution maps and flying tables to all species. Softcover.
No ISBN. EUR 28,00 / DKK 190,00.

Distribution atlas of the butterflies of Switzerland. Now distributed by Apollo Books.

Verbreitungsatlas der Tagfalter der Schweiz (Lepidoptera Rhopalocera)

Hansen, M.: Catalogue of the Coleoptera of Denmark. 1996. 25 x 17 cm. 231 pages. With full text in Danish and English. Softcover.
No ISBN. EUR 43,00 / DKK 300,00

With the text part bilingual Danish and English, this book is the first complete catalogue of Danish Coleoptera based on the 11 faunistic districts that are now commonly used in Danish entomology. The distribution in the districts is shown for all 3682 known Danish species of Coleoptera. Records are divided into three periods: before 1900, 1900-1959, and 1960 and later. A total of more than 27,500 records are included in the catalogue - more than 23,000 of the from the most recent period. The introduction to the catalogue includes a number of faunistic notes and, in particular, nomenclaturel and systematic notes. Comments about the systematics are made with special reference to danish coleopteran literature. A list of accidental migrants and (several) introduced species is given after the catalogue of "genuine" (i. e. presumedly established) Danish species. The chapter on classification and nomenclature summarizes the knowledge in these fields up to the present days and should be read by any-one with an interest intop Coleoptera.

Harten, A. van: The Insects of the United Arab Emirates. 2005. 23 x 16 cm. 86 pages. Softcover.
EUR 43,00
/ DKK 180.00.

The insect fauna of the United Arab Emirates is relatively unexploited, especially when compared to the faunas of other countries on the Arabian peninsula. This checklist refers to everything that has already been published about the insects of U.A.E., and will be the base for future studies of the insect fauna. Solely distributed in Europe by Apollo Books.

A. van Harten: The Insects of the United Arab Erimates.

Hoffmeyer, S.: De danske spindere. 2nd edition. 1974. 23 x 15 cm. 270 pages + 24 colour plates. Numerous text figures. Text in Danish. Hardback.
No ISBN. EUR 26,00 / DKK 180,00.

Treats the Danish species of the families Sphingidae, Notodontidae, Drepanidae, Thyatiridae, Thaumatopoeidae, Lymantriidae, Lasiocampidae, Lemoniidae, Endromididae, Saturniidae, Arctiidae, Zygaenidae, Sesiidae, Psychidae, Limacodidae, Cossidae and Hepialidae. The colour plates illustrates the adult moths in photographs and the larvae of most of the species in watercolours. Though somewhat old now, this is still the only book on the north European species of these families and it has, since thetop publication of the first edition in 1948, been a "bible" for north European lepidopterists.

Karsholt, O. & J. Razowski: The Lepidoptera of Europe. A Distributional Checklist. 1996. 29 x 21 cm. 380 pages. Hardback.
ISBN 87-88757-01-3.  EUR
101.00 / DKK 710.00.
The first list to cover the entire European fauna of butterflies and moths since the famous "Staudinger-Rebel Catalogue" which was published as long ago as in 1901. A large number of European specialists have been working on the family/subfamily treatments, and the list has been checked by leading experts in the national faunas. The higher classification used in the checklist is in accordance with the most recent research as it will be presented in the forthcoming treatment of Lepidoptera in the series "Handbook of Zoology". Hopefully the list will lead to uniformity in the systematics and nomenclature used in European lepidopterology! Besides being a checklist, "The Lepidoptera of Europe" also indicates in table form, in which of the European countries each species has been recorded. The occurrence is indicated for the following countries/regions: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Corsica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, the European part of the former Soviet Union (apart from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the European part of Turkey, and the former Yugoslavia. As the checklist has been under preparation since the mid 1980's, some of the recent changes of the European borders could not be taken into account. "The Lepidoptera of Europe" contains more than 8.300 species known to occur in Europe and the distributional tables have approximately 74.000 records! "The Lepidoptera of Europe" will be an indispensable tool for anyone working with the European fauna of any group of Lepidoptera. The book is published in a limited edition of only 800 copies.

Löbl, I. & A. Smetana (Eds): Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. 24 x 17 cm. Hardback.

Vol. 1: Archostemata-Myxophaga-Adephaga. 2003. 819 pages.
ISBN 87-88757-73-0.
  EUR 60.00 / DKK 450.00.

Vol. 2: Hydrophiloidea-Staphylinoidea. 2004.  942 pages.Hardback.
ISBN 87-88757-74-9
EUR 60.00 / DKK 450.00.

Vol. 3: Scarabaeoidea, Scirtoidea, Dascilloidea, Buprestoidea and Byrrhoidea. 2006. 690 pages. Hardback.
ISBN 87-88757-59-5.
EUR 60.00 / DKK 450.00.

Vol. 4: Elateroidea, Derodontoidea, Bostrichoidea, Lymexyloidea, Cleroidea and Cucujoidea. 2007. 935 pages.
ISBN 87-88757-67-6.
EUR 155.00 / DKK 1080.00.

Vol. 5: Tenebrionoidea. 2008. 670 pages.
ISBN 87-88757-84-6.   EUR 123.00 / DKK 860.00.

Vol. 6: Chrysomeloidae. 2010. 924 pages.
ISBN 978-87-88757-84-2.
  EUR 155.00 / DKK 1080.00.

Vol. 7: Curculionoidea I. 2011. 373 pages.
ISBN 978-87-88757-93-4.
   EUR 80.00 / DKK 560.00

 A comprehensive work covering the about 100,000 species of Coleoptera known to occur in the Palaearctic Region. The complete work is planned for 8 volumes that will be published in intervals of about 18 months. The information provided for each species will be the following: Primary taxonomic information of all available names in the genus and species levels published by the end of 1999. The taxonomic information below subfamily will be organized alphabetically. The type species of genera and subgenera, incl. synonyms, are given. The area covered also includes  the Arabian Peninsula, Himalayas and China. The distributional data of species and subspecies is given per country. Detailed distributional information for strict endemics is given. Introduced species are indicated. The catalogue is a collective work of about one hundred coleopterists from Europe, Japan, America and Australia.


Maravalhas, E. & A. Soares: The Dragonflies of Portugal (As Libélulas de Portugal). 2013. 21 x 15 cm. 336 pages. Illustrated throughout in colours with numerous high quality photographs. Distribution maps to all species. Illustrations of many details. Text bi-lingual Portugese-English. Softcover.
ISBN 978-989986140-4. € 46.00 / DKK 320.00.
This is the first book to cover the dragonflies known from Portugal. It aims to provide a comprehensive identification guide for both the general naturalist as well as for the scientist and conservationist. The book has more than 600 photos covering the 67 species known so far from Portugal. For each species there is a concise text, a map and photos of living specimens in their natural environment. Further there are numerous photos of details that are important help for identification. The book is an important contribution to the knowledge of the biodiversity of Portugal.

MICROLEPIDOPTERA OF EUROPE. Edited by P. Huemer, O. Karsholt & L. Lyneborg. 25 x 17 cm. Hardback.
Vol. 2: Bengtsson, B.A.: Scythrididae. 1997. 301 pages. 14 colour plates. Line drawings of genitalia for all species.
ISBN 87-88757-11-0. EUR 82.00 / DKK 580.00.
Vol. 4: Goater, B. et al.: Pyraloidea I: Acentropinae, Evergestinae, Heliothelinae, Schoenobiinae, Scopariinae. 2005. 304 pages. 7 colour plates. Genitalia illustrations to all species.
ISBN 87-88757-33-1. EUR 114.00 / DKK 790.00.

A series intended to be a tool for identifying the European micro-moths. Each volume will treat a systematic unit comprising about 100-300 species. This will usually mean a family or subfamily, but it can also be a single large genus, or a group of smaller families. Small and systematically unrelated groups may also be collected in one volume. The geographical area covered will be Europe west of the former U.S.S.R., and include the Baltic countries. Authors may also include the adjacent parts of the western Palaearctic Region, i. e. Macaronesia, North Africa, Cyprus, Turkey, the European part of the former U.S.S.R., as well as Transcaucasia. Each volume will illustrate the adults of all species in full colour, either by colour photographs or water-colours. Sexual dimorphism and extensive polymorphism will also be illustrated. All species, except the largest, will be shown enlarged. Further volumes are are in preparation and will be published with irregular intervals. A colour prospectus on the series is available upon request.
Volume 1 is out of print.


Mohammadian, H.: Biological Diversity of Lepidoptera in Iran. 2006. 21 x 14 cm. 385 pages. Softcover.
EUR 41,00 / DKK 280.00
This is a most useful tool to get an overview of the Lepidoptera fauna of this zoogeographical very important and interesting country. Solely distributed in Europe by Apollo Books.

Monastyrskii, A. L.: Butterflies of Vietnam. 21 x 15 cm. Full text in English. Softcover.
Vol. 1: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae. 2005. 199 pages incl. 35 colour plates. Line drawings.

ISBN 0-9551211-0-8 .   .
EUR 45.00 / DKK 320.00.

Vol. 2: Papilionidae. 2007. 189 pages incl. 31 colour plates. Line drawings.
ISBN 0-9551211-1-6.   . .    EUR 45.00 / DKK 320.00.
Vol. 3: Nymphalidae: Danainae, Amathusiinae.  2011. 182 pages incl.31 colour plates.
ISBN 978-0-9551211-2-8.   . .    EUR 45.00 / DKK 320.00.

A major series on the butterfly fauna of Vietnam and the first comprehensive treatment of the Rhopalocera of this country.  The complete fauna will be covered in 7 volumes and the series will be completed within 5-6 years. For each volume, the introduction includes information for systematic of each family or subfamily, morphology of imago, habitats and life-cycles. Checklist, abreviations, references and index to scientific names are presented separately. The main section of each volume contains information for all species of the family or subfamily found in Vietnam, and keys to the species, genera and tribes. The text for each species includes the following paragraphs: type locality; synonyms; range; distribution and variation in Vietnam; taxonomic notes; habitats and biology; similar species. The excellent colour plates include a number of habitat photos and images of all species dealt with. Where necessary, line drawings of genitalia, venation and other details are given.


Bryophyta: Anoectangium - Orthodontium / Bladmossor: Kompaktmossor - kapmossor.
By T. Hallingbäck et al.,  2008. 504 pages. Illustrated throughout in colour.
ISBN 978-91-88506-64-1
 Price excl. postage  € 54.00 / DKK 360.00
Covers about 300 species of this group. The illustrations will be similar to those in the first Bryophyta volume.


Psocoptera / Stövsländor. By B. W. Svensson. 2010. 204 pages. Illustrated throughout in colour.
ISBN 978-91-88506-68-9.
Price excl. postage  € 54.00 / DKK 360.00.
All 82 species known from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark are treated in this volume.


Sipuncula & Nemertea / Stjärnmaskar & slemmaskar. By M. Strand & P. Sundberg. 2010. 188 pages. Illustrated throughout in colour.
ISBN 978-91-88506-72-6
Price excl. postage  € 54.00 / DKK 360.00
Includes 80 species.


Chordata: Branchiostomatidae - Chondrichthyes / Ryggsträngsdjur: Lansettfiskar - broskfiskar. By S. O. Kullander et al..  2011.  327 pages. Illustrated throughout in clolour.
ISBN 978-91-88506-74-0. Price excl. postage  € 54.00 / DKK 360.00.
Includes 87 species.

Pisanenko, A., G. Svitra & V. Piskunov: Checklist of Lepidoptera recorded from Belarus. 2019. 24 x 17 cm. 128 pp. Text bi-lingual Russian-English. Softcover.
ISBN 978-1-56581-231-4. EUR 27.00 / DKK 200.00
A modern checklist of the Lepidoptera of Belarus which will eliminate the significant shortcomings of the 1976-catalogue. An important publication from an European country from where it so far has been difficult to find any data.

Puplesis, R.: The Nepticulidae of Eastern Europe and Asia. Western, Central and Eastern Parts. 1994. 25 x 17 cm. 552 pages. 840 line illustrations. Hardback.
ISBN 90-73348-29-3. EUR 85,00 / DKK 590,00

This fine book treats the Nepticulidae of the former Soviet Union. It provides an illustrated key to all the known spceies found in this vast region. Included are original descriptions and line drawings of the adult insects and genitalia of over 200 species. This book will remain an important identification guide for decades to come.
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Rákosy, L.: Die Noctuiden Rumäniens. 1996. 28 x 21 cm. 648 pages. 30 colour plates. 821 line drawings of genitalia. 651 distribution maps. 81 other figures. (Staphia 46.) Hardback.
EUR 81,00 / DKK 560,-
A fine book on the Noctuid moths of Romania. The colour plates, that are of a very fine quality, shows 882 moths and caterpillars of the 650 species and subspecies treated in the book. A must for anyone with an interest in European Noctuidae. We have taken over the remaining stock of this title from the
top publisher in Austria.

Rákosy, L. et al.: Verzeichnis der Schmetterlinge Rumäniens / Catalogul Lepidoperelor României. 2003. 24 x17 cm. 446 pages. Softcover. 
ISBN 973-0-03125-8.  EUR 55,00 / DKK 380,-.
A checklist of the Lepidoptera of Romania with bilingual German/Romanian text. The main part of the book are tables covering all 4096 species known with indications of their occurrence in each districts. Also indicated is the red data status for Romanian Macrolepidoptera and finally if a species is recorded from 1850 to 1900, from 1901 to 1980 or from 1981 to 2001.
Also a list of 135 species deleted incl. comments. Further 140 pages with comments to the species in the checklist.
Brief introduction. One page English abstract. Index to scientific names. The information in the checklist is based on literature, the material preserved in museums and private collections, and on data provided by Romanian lepidopterists.
All in all an important contribution to the European Lepidoptera literature that should be of interest for any serious student of European Lepidoptera.
Published by Societatea Lepidopterologica Româna. Solely distributed by Apollo Books.

Roslin, T. et al.: Nordens dyngbaggar. (Dung beetles of Northern Europe). 2014. 24 x 17 cm. 356 pages. Numerous colour illustrations. In Swedish with a short English summary. Hardback with dust cover.
ISBN 978-95-26754-44-4
. EUR 63.00 / DKK 440.00.
A very delicately produced book covering the dung beetles of Norway, Sweden and Finland. It is aimed for both the beginner and the experienced dung beetle worker. It is divided into three parts. The first is about how the dung beetles live and how you can work with them as a hobby. In the second all species that are found in the three countries are described in details. The third chapter is a richly illustrated identification key. Dung beetles are indicator species for the environment and many species are today rare and threathened. Apollo Booksellers are appointed to sole distributors of this excellent book outside Finland and Sweden.

Scheuchl, E.: Illustrierte Bestimmungstabellen der Wildbienen Deutschlands und Österreichs. 29 x 21 cm. Softcover.
Band 2: Megachilidae & Melittidae.
2nd expanded and revised edition. 2006. 192 pages. More than 600 line drawings.
ISBN 87-88757-61-7. 
EUR 46.00 / DKK 320.00.
A fine illustrated identification guide to the wild bees of Germany and Austria.

Unfortunately we have to cancel the publication of the planned and earlier announced Band 3 in a revised edition, and Band 4 and Band 5 in this series. We are unable to get in contact with the author. Though we have written to him many times we never get an answer. We regret this situation very much, but we have to cancel all previous orders for these three volumes.

Skou, P.: Sommerfugle som hobby. 1986. 21 x 17 cm. 74 pages. Many figures. Text in Danish. Softcover.
ISBN 87-72750-33-2.  EUR 12,00 / DKK 80,00

Still the only handbook in any of the Scandinavian languages on how to collect Lepidoptera.

Watson, A. & D. T. Goodger: Catalogue of the Neotropical Tiger-moths. 1986. 71 pages. 4 colour plates. (Occational Papers on Systematic Entomology No. 1.) Softcover. 
ISBN 0-565-00994-X.
   EUR 26.00 / DKK 180.00
We have taken over the remaining stock of this title.

Weygoldt, P.: Whip Spiders. Their Biology, Morphology and Systematics. (Chelicerata: Amblypygi). 24 x 17 cm. 168 pages. 302 figures. Hardback.
ISBN 87-88757-46-3. EUR 47,00 / DKK 330,00

Whip spiders (Amblypygi) can be large and terrifying animals with strong, raptorial pedipalps and long antenniform first legs that can produce a span of as much as 60 cm. Others are small and scarcely span 5 cm. They all lead a secretive nocturnal life and are extremely dangerous to other arthropods and small vertebrates. In contrast to spiders and scorpions, they are of no commercial, economic or medical importance and they are difficult to study in the field because of their nocturnal habits, possible reasons why they have been greatly neglected until recently, by scientists and naturalists. Whip spiders represent an old group that dates back to the Carboniferous period. Their partly primitive and partly derived morphological characters and habits make the study of these animals interesting, while observation of their behaviour greatly increases our knowledge and understanding of arachnids in general. In this book the author describes their morphology and systematics, their life history, their fascinating sensory biology, their complex mating dances and reproductive biology, and their ecology and distribution. Thus he has made a significant contibution to a better understanding of the morphology and biology of the Arachnida as a whole. Whip Spiders is an outstanding contribution to science and it will be of interest for anyone with an interest in Arachnida and for those keeping and breeding spiders.

Wichard, W. et al.: Biological Atlas of Aquatic Insects. 2002. 25 x 17 cm. 339 pages. With a preface of Vincent Resh. 912 electron microscope photographs. 156 text figures. Hardback.
ISBN 87-88757-60-9.  EUR 84,00 / US$ 98.00 / DKK 580,00.

A completely updated and translated edition of the author's famous book Atlas zur Biologie der Wasserinsekten.
This comprehensive work gives a vivid overview of the numerous adaptations of aquatic insects to life in an aquatic environment. 148 picture plates show more than 900 scanning electron microscope photographs with magnifications from 2.5 to 12,000 times natural size. Besides the habitus, they depict the wealth of morphological structures on the body surfaces. Explanatory texts as well as more than 150 additional line drawings, graphs and diagrams accompany each picture plate on its opposite page.
In order to create an overview, on which the readers can orient themselves, a broad spectrum of all insect orders that include aquatic and semiaquatic insects has been chosen: Collembola, Ephemeroptera, Odonata, Plecoptera, Heteroptera (Nepomorpha, Gerromorpha), Megaloptera, Planipennia, Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Trichoptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera (Tipulidae, Limoniidae, Blephariceridae, Deuterophlebiidae, Psychodidae, Ptychopteridae, Dixidae, Chaoboridae, Culicidae, Simuliidae, Chironomidae, Ceratopogonidae, Stratiomyidae, Athericidae, Tabanidae, Syrphidae, Ephydridae, Muscidae). The book includes aquatic insects from all continents and from a wide variety of aquatic habitats.
Biological Atlas of Aquatic Insects was inspired by the fascinating variety of aquatic insects and their diverse adaptations to a life in the aquatic environment. Underlying the diversity of life histories and differing life forms (burrowers, climbers, sprawlers, clingers, and swimmers) and the adaptations of mouthparts and feeding behaviour to the trophic systems (shredders, collectors, scrapers, piercers, predators, and parasites) are the necessary physiological mechanisms that make it possible for the insects to ecologically adapt to an aquatic mode of life.
The central themes of the book, the basic functions of an aquatic mode of life, respiration and osmoregulation, have been described for all of the insect groups. Without these basic functions life in fresh water would not be possible. They are important physiological components and play a significant role in answering the question: What makes originally land dwelling insects turn into aquatic insects?
Biological Atlas of Aquatic Insects is intended for both professional and amateur entomologists working with aquatic insects as well as for students of biology and limnology and should reveal to them the fully adapted aqutic insects, which participate in freshwater ecosystems.
Biological Atlas of Aquatic Insects has already had some fine reviews in entomological journals and is expected to be a best-seller.


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