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Britain's Butterflies:
A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Ireland
Fully Revised and Updated Second edition
David Newland & Robert Still
With David Tomlinson & Andy Swash

Paperback | 2010 | This edition is out of print | ISBN: 9781903657300


This is a comprehensive photographic field guide to the butterflies of Britain and Ireland. This completely revised second edition covers in detail the identification of all 59 butterfly species that currently breed, as well as the 4 former breeders, 9 rare migrants, and 1 species with unknown status. The innovative, easy-to-use format aims to help the butterfly-watcher--beginner or expert--to identify any species they encounter.

  • Stunning color plates showing typical views of each butterfly, with similar-looking species grouped together
  • Photographs of egg, caterpillar, and chrysalis for all breeding species
  • Detailed species profiles covering: adult identification; behavior; habitat requirements; population and conservation; egg, caterpillar, and chrysalis; and distribution, with up-to-date maps
  • Sections on biology, habitats, how and where to watch butterflies, and other useful information


"Undoubtedly this book is one of the best and could be used to help one find and then identify Britain's butterflies with confidence."--Nick Bowles, Atropos

"What is remarkable about the book is the 81 colour plates where the photographs of adults, eggs, larva and chrysalis are all depicted together on a background of vegetation. This has involved using digital image technology and it is strangely compelling."--Ray Collier, Highland News Group

"The images in this pocket-sized photo-guide are excellent and include pictures of eggs, chrysalids and caterpillars of all breeding species. Comparing very similar species can be difficult, but computer mock-ups helpful place specimen in situ. Clear text and page design make the book easy and fun to use."--BBC Wildlife magazine

"British Butterflies has to be one of the best Butterfly ID books I have seen. . . . This gorgeous guide will be a perfect gift for the budding wildlife photographer or butterfly lover because of the depth of information. With extra information on where to go to watch or photograph certain species throughout the UK this book is light enough to take anywhere. It has excellent quality glossy pages and I was really surprised to find it has a heavy duty plastic sleeve; perfect for being out and about. Wow what a fantastic book, this is what I've been after for years! All you could want in one beautifully photographed affordable guide book."--Gadget Girl Reviews

File created: 3/19/2015

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