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Moths & Butterflies of Britain & Ireland

By NatureGuides Ltd.

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Based on Chris Manley's British Moth and Butterflies: a photographic guide, and accessing the fantastic resources of as well as distribution maps from the National Moth Recording Scheme when online; this astonishing resource covers an amazing 2,147 species of lepidoptera found in Britain and Ireland. This comprehensive resource provides beautiful macro photographs of most of the micro and macro moths, including butterflies as well as eggs, larvae and pupae, leaf-mines and characteristic plant damage of some species. The photography is stunning, and is proof that moths are not dull and brown.

- Beautiful photos showcasing the wealth and variety of lepidopterans in Britain and Ireland
- Display all species, or choose from a combination of macros, micros and butterflies
- Order alphabetically or taxonomically
- Choose to display only macros, butterflies or micros as you prefer
- Confusion species are suggested where appropriate
- Online access to UKMoths photos and texts
- Distribution data from the National Biodiversity Network (since 2000) when online
- When not online, the app covers 1693 species

Please note that your device must be running iOS 3.2 or greater to use this app.

What's New in Version 1.0.2

This update fixes a bug which causes the app to crash when selecting some moths in A-Z mode. Also includes some minor content changes.


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Customer Reviews

It's all there - great resource

For those complaining that there are no butterflies, yes there are and they're actually very easy to locate. Just refine the view to just "butterflies" in the list option otherwise it's a bit like looking for a butterfly in a moth haystack.

And there is a search option. The icon is tiny but you can find it at the very top of the alphabetical list on the right of the display.

Once you know where these things are (took me just 2 minutes playing with the options to find everything) you'll find this a hugely useful and beautifully presented app.

I love it and would definitely say its worth the money.

Lazy database

Little programming effort has gone into this app, it is basically a dump of a database, with online links through to ukmoths web database.

No effort made to allow for intelligent searching, for id purposes, for example. If you know what you are looking for you can find it, if not, forget it....

Ok lots of species are represented, but poorly, comprehensive it is not....larval forms are not shown in many species, for example.

Descriptive text is ridiculously basic for such an expensive app, and large parts of the system can only be used with an internet connection....Ridiculous.

Photos vary from very poor to reasonably ok, nothing special.

NOT worth £15 by any way shape or means.....

Brilliant but....

This is a great application. Very comprehensive but...

It needs a search function. It really badly needs a search function.

It is essential for this to have a search function to make it a complete app.

A search based on colour, size etc would be simple to implement and would transform this app.

There are a number of applications like this without a search function and they are excellent if you already know where to look,
but without searching facilities it is almost impossible for a non-expert to use in the field.

2147 species. Great but try looking through them manually!

Moths & Butterflies of Britain & Ireland
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • £14.99
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated: 17 November 2010
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Size: 538 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer: NatureGuides Ltd.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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