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Britain's Butterflies (3rd Ed)

Britain's Butterflies (3rd Ed)

David Newland & Rob Still

Britain's Butterflies is a comprehensive and beautifully designed photographic field guide to the butterflies of Britain and Ireland. Containing hundreds of stunning colour photographs, this revised and updated edition provides the latest information on every species ever recorded. It covers in detail the identification of all 59 butterfly species that breed regularly, as well as four former breeders, 10 rare migrants and one species of unknown status. The easy-to-use format will enable butterfly-watchers - beginners or experts - to identify any species they encounter.

Stunning colour plates show typical views of each butterfly species, including the various forms and aberrations.

Photos of egg, caterpillar and chrysalis for all breeding species.

Sections on biology, habitats, tips on how and where to watch butterflies, and other useful information.

New to this edition:

  • Full coverage of two new species - one of which (Scarce Tortoiseshell, Nymphalis xanthomelas) is new since the previous edition. The other (Map, Araschnia levana) is afforded full treatment.
  • Updates to reflect taxonomic changes since the previous edition (i.e. recognising the status of Cryptic Wood White).
  • Re-designed pages for the species accounts to better highlight the distribution and key features.
  • Updated text on recent records for the rare species and new images of unusual forms for some species.
  • Comprehensive coverage of all species of doubtful provenance that could potentially have occurred as a natural vagrant to Britain.
  • Photos of virtually all (only three images missing) the early life stages of the butterflies recorded naturally in Britain and Ireland.
  • New section illustrating the foodplants of each of the British butterfly species, listing the species associated with them (an ideal reference for the 'butterfly gardener'). This complements the table that lists the foodplants for each butterfly species.

240 pages.

Plates and Distribution Maps shown on same spread.Plates and Distribution Maps shown on same spread.
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