Notes on "On Your Doorstep: Moths and Butterflies of Connemara"

On this page, I mention just a few clarifications/additions in connection with "On Your Doorstep: Moths and Butterflies of Connemara".

1.  Additional References:
There are some books for which references are not given in the "References and Sources" page, although they are referenced within the text itself. They are useful, and I would like to mention them again here.
- Waring, Paul & Martin Townsend (ill. Richard Lewington), "Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland", UK: British Wildlife Publ., 2003, is indeed referenced within the body of "On Your Doorstep".  It is a 'bible' for macro-moth students, containing a really comprehensive listing and brief account of the macro-moths of these islands, together with coloured line drawings. It follows the International Bradley numbering system, for sequencing purposes.  I commend this book highly - though, for identification purposes, the sheer number of moths included (many of them rare anywhere in the islands of Britain and Ireland) can make it extremely difficult to identify a moth you've spotted on your own doorstep! Nonetheless, it's a great book.
- Nash, David, Trevor Boyd and Deirdre Hardiman, "Ireland's Butterflies: A Review", Dublin: The Dublin Naturalists' Field Club, 2012, is also referenced in full in "On Your Doorstep" but not listed in the References section. It is a very full account of all of the butterflies of Ireland, including those species which do not occur in Connemara (the SE of Ireland plays host to several species which do not or cannot make it across to Connemara). It is a lovely production.
- Harding, J.M., "Discovering Irish Butterflies & their Habitats", Ireland: Jesmond Harding, 2008, also deserves very honourable mention. Like Nash et al, it includes all of Ireland's butterflies, and contains much useful information on them, including observations of the author himself - showing his knowledge, interest and indeed passion for the subject.

2.  Silver-washed Fritillary - freshly emerged adult

Readers may be interested in the photograph on the right. On p.15 of "On Your Doorstep: Moths and Butterflies of Connemara", there is a photograph of a freshly emerged Silver-washed Fritillary butterfly, hanging under its empty chrysalis casing as its wings dry. Reference is made to its long proboscis, protruding and coiled-up.

The image on the right actually shows the coiled-up proboscis much more clearly.

If other/supplementary information comes to light which may be of interest to readers, it will be added here.