Academic papers, books, and conference posters

  • Boyes, D.H., Evans, D.M., Fox, R., Parsons, M.S. & Pocock, M.J.O. (2021). Street lighting has detrimental impacts on local insect populations. Science Advances. doi:10.1126/sciadv.abi8322
    PDF (200KB)
  • Boyes, D.H., Evans, D.M., Fox, R., Parsons, M.S. & Pocock, M.J.O. (2021). Is light pollution driving moth population declines? A review of causal mechanisms across the life cycle. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 14: 167-187. doi:10.1111/icad.12447
    PDF (1.5MB)
  • Haddaway, N.R., Grames, E.M., Boyes, D.H., Saunders, M.E. & Taylor, N.G. (2020). What evidence exists on conservation actions to conserve insects? A protocol for a systematic map of literature reviews. Environmental Evidence, 9:30. doi:10.1186/s13750-020-00214-8
  • Boyes, D.H., Fox, R., Shortall, C.R. & Whittaker, R.J. (2019). Bucking the trend: the diversity of Anthropocene ‘winners’ among British moths. Frontiers of Biogeography, 11: e43862. doi:10.21425/F5FBG43862
    PDF (1.9MB)
  • Boyes, D.H. & Lewis, O.T. (2019). Ecology of Lepidoptera associated with bird nests in mid-Wales, UK. Ecological Entomology, 44: 1-10. doi:10.1111/een.12669
    PDF (0.5MB)
  • Boyes, D.H. (2018). Lepidopteran lodgers: recording moths from bird nests. Atropos, 62: 42-50.
    PDF (1.8MB). Back issues are available from
  • Boyes, D.H. (2018). Natural history of Lepidoptera associated with bird nests in mid-Wales. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation , 130: 249-259.
    PDF (2MB)
  • Boyes, D.H. & Lewis, O.T. (2018). Micro-moths in bird nests. Poster presented at: Butterfly Conservation's Eighth International Symposium, 6th to 8th April 2018. Southampton University.
    PDF (4MB)
  • Boyes, D.H. (2018). Tineidae. In: Langmaid, J.R., Palmer, S M. & M. R. Young (Eds), A Field Guide to the Smaller Moths of Great Britain and Ireland. 3rd revised edition. British Entomological & Natural History Society, Reading.


  • 'Bucking the trend: why are some British moths on the rise?' An online talk for the Natural History Society of Northumbria. November 2020.
    Youtube link

Other publications

Digital atlas

  • Butterflies of Montgomeryshire: a digital atlas. 5th edition. (2021).
    PDF (16MB)

Moth ID resources

  • Triple-spotted Clay and Double Square-spot. (2017).
    PDF (1MB)
  • Identifying the 'autumn thorns'. (2014).
    PDF (1MB)
  • Identifying Lead-coloured Drab. (2014).
    PDF (400KB)