For each species the following information is provided:
• Primary taxonomic information of all available names in the genus and species levels.
• The taxonomic information below subfamily, organized alphabetically.
• The type species of genera and subgenera, incl. synonyms.
• The area covered also includes the Arabian Peninsula, Himalayas and China.
• The distributional data of species and subspecies is given per country.
• Detailed distributional information for strict endemics is given.
• Introduced species are indicated.
CPC 1 Archostemata-Myxophaga-Adephaga (2003) --> REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION published in October 2017
CPC 2 Hydrophiloidea - Staphylinoidea (2 vols) --> REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION published in August 2015
CPC 3 Scarabaeoidea, Scirtoidea, Dascilloidea, Buprestoidea and Byrrhoidea (2006) --> REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION published in June 2016
CPC 4 Elateroidea, Derodontoidea, Bostrichoidea, Lymexyloidea, Cleroidea and Cucujoidea (2007)
CPC 5 Tenebrionoidea (2008) --> REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION forthcoming in September 2020
CPC 6 Chrysomeloidea (2010) --> REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION entitled Chrysomeloidea I (Vesperidae, Disteniidae, Cerambycidae) forthcoming in Decedmber 2020 and Chrysomeloidea II (Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae, Chrysomelidae) forthcoming in 2021/2022
CPC 7 Curculionoidea I (2011)
CPC 8 Curculionoidea II (2013)
All contributions are written in English. In addition to identification keys and descriptions, the volumes provide information on biology and distribution of the taxa treated. Strong emphasis is laid on illustrations, with most volumes providing numerous 'whole animal habitus' illustrations (frequently in colour) in addition to figures of diagnostic structural details.
The geographical area covered will be the whole of the geographical Europe. Each volume will illustrate the adults of all species in photographical colour plates of the best quality. Sexual dimorphism as well as polymorphism will be illustrated and if possible all subspecies too. Most species will be shown in natural size, but larger groups of small species such as the genera Idaea and Eupithecia will be shown enlarged.
Each species will be treated using the following format:
• Full name; original reference to all available nominal names (valid names and synonyms).
• Diagnosis based on external features, including detail figures where necessary.
• Male and female genitalia of all species with line drawings or photographs.
• Distribution: a summary of the European distribution and also of distribution outside the area treated. This paragraph is completed with a map of the European distribution.
• Phenology with detailed information about flight period or periods, if possible with reference to various parts of the distribution area. Further also information about how the species hibernates is provided.
• Biology including hostplant(s).
• Habitat including the altitude of occurence.
• Similar species with the differences clearly pointed out. This paragraph may be completed with text figures.
• Remarks on information that does not fit into any of the other paragraphs.
The Geometrid Moths of Europe is intended for both professional and amateur entomologists. Among the European geometrid moths are a number of serious pest species, especially to forestry, and the series will therefore also be an important tool in future pest management, hopefully especially in the biological pest management.
Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by email to the publisher Stefan Einarson or to the series editor Dr. Axel Hausmann of the Lepidoptera Section of the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology.
For information on how to submit a book proposal, please consult the Brill Author Guide.