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Britain's Hoverflies: A Field Guide Edition 3

Britain's Hoverflies: A Field Guide Edition 3

Stuart Ball & Roger Morris

Available from 20 February 2024. A new, improved and updated edition of the bestselling photographic guide

Britain's Hoverflies is a beautifully illustrated photographic field guide to the hoverflies of Great Britain, focusing on the species that can be most readily identified. It is the perfect companion for wildlife enthusiasts, professional ecologists and anyone with an interest in this fascinating group of insects, and is designed to appeal to beginners and experts alike. This improved and updated third edition covers ten additional species and offers a host of improvements to aid reliable identification.

Accessible, authoritative and easy-to-use, this book contains hundreds of remarkable photographs of hoverflies in their various life stages. It features an essential guide to the hoverfly tribes and photographs of at least one representative from each of the British genera. The species included are mainly those that can be identified by eye or using a magnifying glass. Individual species accounts highlight status, key identification features, behaviour and habitat requirements, and include flight-period charts and up-to-date distribution maps. Sections on hoverfly biology, where and when to find them, legislation and conservation, recording hoverflies and gardening for hoverflies are also included.

New features include:

  • Updated and expanded introductory text
  • Revised species accounts that reflect evolving knowledge and experience, including updated maps and phenology charts
  • Ten additional species accounts
  • Enhanced coverage of difficult species, with new photographs to highlight key features
  • Updated taxonomy, nomenclature and information on status and population trends

352 pages.

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