Geometrid Moths of the World

A Catalogue

Edited by Malcolm Scoble

The Geometridae is one of the most species-rich families of Lepidoptera. This outstanding book is the first comprehensive catalogue of the 35,000 names of these insects.

978 0 643 06304 4
$Aus 450.00
June 1999
303 x 215 mm
1,304 pp
CSIRO Publishing in association with the Natural History Museum


This comprehensive work comes in two hardback volumes plus a CD-ROM. The primary purpose of the work is to provide a substantial body of taxonomic information, much of it previously unpublished, on the available names of the Geometridae. 

The catalogue is based on the most complete world classification of the geometrids, the card index to genera and species in the Natural History Museum. The two volumes include information on type specimens, type localities and, where possible, larval foodplants. 

A CD-ROM listing all species referred to in the two text volumes included with the package will be of great value to verify valid names and to check spelling.

Geometrid Moths of the World is available to order from our co-publisher CSIRO Publishing. For details of how to contact them, please visit Publishing partners.


Editor and contributor Malcolm Scoble is the Keeper of Entomology at the Natural History Museum, London.

Martin Honey is a curator of Lepidoptera in the Department of Entomology at the Museum. 

Linda Pitkin is an entomologist, specialising in research on moths. Now retired, she used to work in the Department of Entomology at the Museum. 

Now retired, Brian Pitkin is a Scientific Associate in the Department of Entomology at the Museum


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