For the general information of interested parties:
I am working on a book of Danish Sawflies larvae,
perhaps finished in a year or two?
The idea here is to show some few pages to illustrate the “quality”.
It will contain about 2-300 of the most met larvae in North europe, and is done due to the lack of exactly such a book (from all others ;-) )
The idea is to make it “as easy as possible” way to identify larvae, with e.g a photo-index with only one shot of each species - and afterwards to check details for 2-3 similar species on their own page.
There you can find Appearance, Larva time, Foodplants of course, Finding places - and e.g. “level” - and not least Confusion species to keep an eye on!
Here an example, where both full-grown larvae and earlier instars are showed.
If the book will become a physical printed book or an E-book, is not decided yet, but it is pre-programmed to an E-book, with a lot of intern and extern links to the most importand sites on the web, too. The intern links are to maneuver as easy as possible through the book. One click, and you are on the particular Species page, on click back to the photo index, on click to an index with only “heads” of the larvae - all to compare the species fast and easy
Til now, about 30 photographers are supporting this “thing” - with GREAT THANKS! … as good shots of a lot of species are more or less impossible to get.
And until now, about 100 pages are done, with about 150 species described.
There will be (on most pages) a smaller “icon” of Imagos up in the corner, to see the connection to Imago.
The last book of “600 danish moths and butterflies larvae” were supported by 175 photographers from all Europe (and some few from other places) ;-)
It took 4 years to do this - and I suppose, it is downloaded at least 1000 times, though in danish (the pages are possible to translate if needed, on the web)
It contain 2500 shots, possible to magnify to full-screen - and includes 2500 links, intern and extern, the same way as the Sawflies book functions.
If it ever will be translated, e.g. to English, I have no idea about yet - as it is a big job! And in advance, you will be able to search on all latin names, larva time in “month”.