Excerpt: Despite its obvious limitations, Holland's Moth Book has been the standard amateur guide to the Heterocera of the United States since its original publication in 1903. Its remarkable popularity has largely been due to its colored plates, which illustrate a good selection of American moths, including a large proportion of such widely collected families as the Sphingidae and Saturniidae, as well as many of the Noctuidae. Holland's work has been the great standby of young collectors for many years, although the text could not really pass muster in 1903, and is so badly out of date in 1968 that republication of the work furnishes a two-edged sword to amateur lepidopterists.
Wilkinson, Ronald S.
"The Moth Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America. W.J. Holland. Edited by A.E. Brower. New York: Dover Publications, 1968. xxiv, 479 pp. 48 colored plates. $5.00.,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 1
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol1/iss10/6