Hot off the Press – Provisional Atlas
The Provisional Atlas of the UK’s Larger Moths is available NOW! This long awaited publication is the first of its kind for almost 30 years. Up-to-date distribution maps for over 850 macro-moth species have been generated from the National Moth Recording Scheme (NMRS) database. The maps show both historical (pre 2000) and current (2000 onwards) records.
A huge amount of effort from County Moth Recorders, Record Collators and the Moths Count team has been undertaken to produce the atlas, which runs to 455 pages! Without the support of the network of County Moth Recorders, moth recorders on the ground and our financial and in-kind supporters this milestone could not have been reached. Many thanks to everyone involved.
The atlas is the culmination of four and a half years of the Moths Count project and NMRS but only the first step towards helping our declining moth fauna. We are already working on analyses of the data, taking account of the changing recording effort over time. You can help as well. The Provisional Atlas maps indicate under-recorded areas and species that you could target this year. Targeted recording improves our knowledge of moths and ultimately their conservation.
The recommended retail price of the Provisional Atlas is £20 (plus P&P). However, because of your interest in Moths Count and support for the NMRS, we are offering it to you at a discount rate of just £12.50 (plus £5.00 P&P). All proceeds will be used to support ongoing moth recording. To get your copy please complete the order form at the back of this issue of E-moth. Alternatively you can order your copy online by clicking this link www.butterfly-conservation.org/mothatlas.