The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland

The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland volume 1

The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland (abbreviated to MBGBI or MOGBI) is a multi-volume reference work on the Lepidoptera of the British Isles.

The original publisher of this series was Curwen Books who published volumes 1 and 9. In 1983 Harley Books took over publishing the series. The earlier volumes were reprinted. From 1 April 2008 following the retirement of Annette and Basil Harley, Apollo Books acquired Harley Books. It was decided, that Apollo Books would continue and conclude the series with volume 5 on Tortricidae, volume 6 on Pyralidae and Pterophoridae, and volume 8 on Geometridae. At the same time they took over the remaining stock of the previous seven volumes of the series. From 1 January 2013, Apollo Books announced that all Harley Books titles and the majority of the Apollo Books titles, have been taken over by the Dutch publisher Brill Publishers. The change was necessary to ensure that the book series can continue to be published in the years ahead

Eleven volumes were originally planned in total. So far, volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9 and 10 have been published. Volumes 4 and 7 were each split into two parts due to their size. Volume 5 (two parts) is due to be published in September 2014.

Each volume has text, distribution maps, and illustrations of the moths it covers. When the series is complete, this will be the first time that all species of Lepidoptera recorded in Britain have been illustrated in a single reference work.

Volume 7 part 2 contains a 241-page Life History chart covering all British species.

The series volume by volume

Volume 1 (Micropterigidae to Heliozelidae)

Volume 2 (Cossidae to Heliodinidae)

Volume 3 (Yponomeutidae to Elachistidae)

Volume 4 Part 1 (Oecophoridae to Scythrididae, excluding Gelechiidae)

Volume 4 Part 2 (Gelechiidae)

Volume 5 (Tortricidae)

Volume 5 was planned to be published in 2012 by Apollo Books and is currently due to be published in two volumes in September 2014 by Brill

Volume 6 (Pyralidae and Pterophoridae)

Volume 6 has not yet been published

Volume 7 Part 1 (Hepialidae to Nymphalidae)

This volume was also titled The Butterflies of Britain and Ireland

Volume 7 Part 2 (Lasiocampidae to Thyatiridae)

Volume 8 (Geometridae)

Volume 8 has not yet been published

Volume 9 (Sphingidae to Noctuidae - Noctuinae and Hadeninae)

Volume 10 (Noctuidae - Cuculliinae to Hypeninae, and Agaristidae)

Volume 11 (Larvae)

Volume 11 has not yet been published

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