Sunday, 29 January 2012

Lewington's micro book out soon.

For all you micro lovers out there (and hopefully for all you micro haters as well) it looks like the new micro "bible" will be out in May. At thirty quid it covers 900 species with perhaps another book to follow to fill in the gaps.It looks worth buying for the art work alone and hopefully it will be the starting point for ID-ing the majority of micros in the UK - time will tell.

Here's a thread on the subject from Back Garden Moths.

http://back-garden-moths.co.uk/community/showthread.php?10468-Lewington-Micro-moths!

3 comments:

AndyC said...

Thanks Charlie,carnt wait....might drop Paul T a line and get a pre order...

Grampy Bustard said...

Saw preview pages at an enthusiastic presentation by Phil Sterling at the Recorders meeting in Birmingham. It will be a great book, with Typically brilliant Lewington plates, and will mean much more effort made to identify the little jobbies....I feel sorry for the likes of Harry Beaumont who is going to have a lot more records to verify.
Although expected price of £30, there will be pre-publication offers, so hold fire on ordering.

charlie streets said...

I'm sure it will have its critics but so long as the text makes people aware of the pitfalls in ID-ing micros it can only be a positive thing. Be nice to be able to read something away from the computer screen as well :-)

As for Harry - what a great service he provides. I try to limit myself to just a couple of moths a year and then only send them to him in January - probably his busiest time of year if everyone thinks like me :-)