Powell J.A. and Opler P.A.: Moths of Western North America

  title={Powell J.A. and Opler P.A.: Moths of Western North America},
  author={Adrian Spalding},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  • A. Spalding
  • Published 1 April 2010
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Insect Conservation
In 1903 Holland’s guide to the moths of North America was first published, covering nearly 1,500 species of moth (representing 43 families) illustrated as set specimens in 48 colour plates (as many moths as possible were squeezed at all angles into these plates). Between 1971 and 2005 first E.W. Classey Ltd and R.B.D. Publications and subsequently the Wedge Entomological Research Foundation published the series The Moths of America North of Mexico including Greenland. In 1984 came Covell’s… 


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