Basic Techniques for Observing and Studying Moths and Butterflies by William D. Winter Jr. is normally referred to as the “Techniques” book. This 446 page manual considered by most Lepidopterists to be the bible of techniques is available from the Lepidopterists’ Society. I consider it a must have, and after reading all the recomendations in lepidoptera forums, was the first book I purchased when I decided to get back into the study of lepidoptera.
Whether you are an experienced avocational or professional Lepidopterist or a rank beginner like me returning after many years, you need this book. Observational methods, photography, collection, record keeping and rearing are all covered. The book sells for $29.00 to members of the society or $44.00 to non-members.
Paperback: 446 pages
Publisher: The Lepidopterists’ Society (January 1, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8 x 1.3 inches