This site is
mainly an insect guide that can be viewed on a desktop computer and also
in the field on a netbook or tablet. The total area used for the
species accounts is 940 x 480 pixels so they will be usable on a 1024 x
600 or larger screen without scrolling.
When the buttons
are brown they will access the target written on them. When they are
lit up blue, the target page is reached. The 'Glossary' button opens an
additional window so that the original page is not lost while a term
is searched for in the glossary pages.
This area is an account of our trips in search of insects for the
books. Each entry has at least one picture showing a species that we
found interesting. There is usually an account of the life history of
the illustrated species as well as details of our endeavours in
searching for them.
There was a sales area for the photographic field guides that Roger
Edmondson and I have written. Roger and I searched out the
species and I photographed them specifically for the books. We
were working on a photographic guide to the day-flying moths,
but having photographed over 650 and finding that there are well over 900
day-flying or easily disturbed species, we are now working on a larger
Accounts: This is the identification area. The species are
arranged in their families and in the case of the Lepidoptera in
Bradley checklist taxanomic order. For each species there is a picture
of an adult and unless it is distinctive, another page with pictures
of similar species (the account species is always in the top left
picture). Colour forms are shown where a picture is available.