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Staffordshire Biological Recording Scheme publications:

For an introduction to this series, see: Biology Curators Group Newsletter, Vol. 3, Part 6, 1983 for a very substantial profile of the "Stoke-on-Trent City Museum and Art Gallery Natural History Section (G. Halfpenny & D. Steward)". The "Introduction" includes a detailed and thoroughly researched account of the long gestation and forming of the Natural History collections at the city museum in Stoke-on-Trent, and the role of Field Club members in this, via member activity and the "early collections coming via the North Staffordshire Field Club [to] form the nucleus of our holdings". Geoff Halfpenny's later section titled "ALPHABETICAL LIST OF MAJOR COLLECTORS/DONORS" contains short one-paragraph biographies, and these include a number of members of the Field Club.


1. R. G. Warren, G. Halfpenny (ed.), Atlas of the Lepidoptera of Staffordshire, part 1, Butterflies, Staffordshire Biological Recording Scheme publication number 1, Stoke-on-Trent Museum and Art Gallery, 1975.

2. R. G. Warren, G. Halfpenny (ed.), Atlas of the Lepidoptera of Staffordshire, part 2, Moths, Lasiocampidae - Geometridae (Larentiinae), Staffordshire Biological Recording Scheme publication number 2, Stoke-on-Trent Museum and Art Gallery, 1976.

3. R. G. Warren, G. Halfpenny (ed.), Atlas of the Lepidoptera of Staffordshire, part 3, Moths, Geometridae (Larentiinae), Staffordshire Biological Recording Scheme publication number 3, Stoke-on-Trent Museum and Art Gallery, 1977.

4. G. Halfpenny, Atlas of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Staffordshire, Staffordshire Biological Recording Scheme publication number 4, Stoke-on-Trent Museum and Art Gallery, 1979.

5. G. E. Rotheray, G. Halfpenny (ed.), Atlas of the Diptera of Staffordshire, part 1, Hoverflies, Staffordshire Biological Recording Scheme publication number 5, Stoke-on-Trent Museum and Art Gallery, 1978.

6. R. G. Warren, G. Halfpenny (ed.), Atlas of the Lepidoptera of Staffordshire, part 4, Moths, Geometridae (Ennominae) - Nolidae, Staffordshire Biological Recording Scheme publication number 6, Stoke-on-Trent Museum and Art Gallery, 1979.

7. R. G. Warren, G. Halfpenny (ed.), Atlas of the Lepidoptera of Staffordshire, part 5, Moths, Noctuidae (Noctuinae - Cucullinae), Staffordshire Biological Recording Scheme publication number 7, Stoke-on-Trent Museum and Art Gallery, 1980.

8. R. G. Warren, G. Halfpenny (ed.), Atlas of the Lepidoptera of Staffordshire, part 6, Moths, Noctuidae (Acronictinae - Hypeninae}, Hepialidae, Cossidae, Zygaenidae, Sesiidae., Staffordshire Biological Recording Scheme publication number 8, Stoke-on-Trent Museum and Art Gallery, 1981.

9. The Birds of Westport Lake [near Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent] [not available online]

10. Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths [not available online]

11. R. G. Warren, G. Halfpenny (ed.), Atlas of the Lepidoptera of Staffordshire, Part 1, Butterflies, 2nd Edition. Staffordshire Biological Recording Scheme publication number 11, Stoke-on-Trent Museum and Art Gallery, 1984.

12. Tracheophyta, Flowering Plants and Ferns [1986, not available online]

13. R. G. Warren, The Smaller Moths of Staffordshire, Staffordshire Biological Recording Scheme publication number 13, no publisher noted, 1988.

14. G. Craig Slawson, G. Halfpenny (ed.), A Checklist of the Spiders of Staffordshire including sections on Harvestmen and Pseudoscorpions, Staffordshire Biological Recording Scheme publication number 14, Stoke-on-Trent Museum and Art Gallery, 1991.

15. David W. Emley, Staffordshire Flies : a provisional list, Second Edition, Staffordshire Biological Recording Scheme publication number 15, 1992.

16. D.W. Emley and R.G. Warren, The Larger Moths of Staffordshire, Staffordshire Biological Recording Scheme publication number 16, Staffordshire Ecological Record, 2001.

17. Geoff Halfpenny, Staffordshire Bats, Staffordshire Biological Recording Scheme publication number 17, Staffordshire Ecological Record, 1997.

18. Odonata - Dragonflies [not available online]

19. Fungi. [not available online]

20. Jonathan Webb, Michael Bloxham, Craig Slawson, The Aculeates of Staffordshire, Staffordshire Ecological Record Publication number 20, Staffordshire Ecological Record, 2002.

21. Lichfield Group of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, A Survey of the Dragonflies of Lichfield, Biological Recording Scheme publication number 21, Staffordshire Ecological Record, 2003.

22. D.W. Emley, The Smaller Moths of Staffordshire, Updated and Revised Edition. Staffordshire Biological Recording Scheme Publication number 22, Staffordshire Ecological Record, 2014.

All of the above are freely available online, with the exception of the few titles noted above. See also: Online Distribution Atlases of the Staffordshire Ecological Record and the several bulletin updates to the 2011 Flora of Staffordshire.