Plate CXII: Boarmia roboraria
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|Larvae of the British Butterflies & Moths
Vols. 7 & 8 - The Geometrae
|William Buckler's 9 volumes on the larvae of the butterflies and moths represented a monumental feat of artistry over nearly 30 years. Published by the Ray Society in 1894 and 1895, Volumes 7 and 8 cover the known British species of Geometrae. Some of the nomenclature has since changed, but the species and life-cycle descriptions and the 42 plates of hand-coloured illustrations remain invaluable, although they are rarely seen.
Pisces Conservation are delighted to release these 2 volumes in electronic form.
Vols. 7 and 8 are available on one CD, for Windows PCs and Macs, with fully searchable text and hyperlinks for ease of navigation.
The quality of reproduction of illustrations and text is excellent.
The books are in Adobe Acrobat pdf format (with free Reader software supplied), allowing high-quality printing of the text and plates.
In addition, the plates are available separately on the CD as high-resolution images. To view a sample plate at reduced resolution, click here. (98 kb - some browsers may initially display image shrunk to fit window).
Other suggested titles:
British Tortricoid Moths
J. Henri Fabre's "Collected Essays"
The Genitalia of the Geometridae - F.N. Pierce
The Genitalia of the Rhopalocera and larger British Moths - Pierce & Beirne
The Genitalia of the Tortricidae - Pierce & Metcalfe
The Genitalia of the Pyrales, Deltoids & Plumes - Pierce & Metcalfe
The Genitalia of the Noctuidae - Pierce
British Pyralid and Plume Moths - Beirne