Making a book about Britain and Ireland’s larger moths was always going to be a mammoth task.
It took a team of 11 scientists almost five years to compile and required the analysis of 25.6 million records of almost 900 species spanning a 275-year-period.
The result is a landmark publication – the Atlas of Britain and Ireland’s Larger Moths – the first ever atlas of all macro-moths in Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
Described as an ‘absolute treasure trove of information detailing the changing fortunes of our resident and immigrant moths’, the book includes accounts for 866 macro-moth species, each with a distribution map showing current and historical occurrences, trends and status.
It is a major step forward in our knowledge of moth distributions and a ‘must have’ for moth recorders and wildlife enthusiasts.
Co-author and Butterfly Conservation scientist Dr Zoe Randle will be offering an exclusive insight into the journey to the Moth Atlas in two new webinars - The Atlas: Mission Accomplished.
The free webinars will take place on:
1. Tuesday, November 17th at 12.30pm to 1.30pm
2. Tuesday, November 24th at 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Each webinar will cover the journey to the Moth Atlas, timings, funding, data checking and key findings. It will also cover examples of species that are thriving and others which are at threat and discuss the drivers of change affecting moth populations and distributions. There will also be a 10-minute question and answer session.
The webinar is free to attend, however, registration is required and places are limited.
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