Collins Butterfly Guide – Paperback


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Collins Butterfly Guide – Paperback Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: HarperCollins
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Pages: 384 ISBN: 9780007279777 Categories: , ,

This classic guide to the butterflies of Britain and northern Europe enters its third edition as part of the authoritative ‘Collins Guide’ series. The comprehensive guide to the butterflies of Britain, Europe and North Africa describes and illustrates all 440 species, depicting both males and females and – where there is significant variation – subspecies. Distribution maps accompany every widespread species, and the text covers all taxonomic nomenclature, distributions, flight periods, variations, habitats, behaviour, life cycles and conservation. An ideal field guide for butterfly enthusiasts and naturalists alike.



Weight0.79 kg



'Richard Lewington's illustrations are magnificent...Tom Tolman's text is excellent' New Scientist 'The identification plates are without equal in any modern field guide to butterflies' Centre for Biodiversity Studies, Milwaukee Public Museum

Author Biography

Richard Lewington is one of the world's leading natural history illustrators, specialising in insects and other invertebrates. He has illustrated numerous books and lives in Oxfordshire, where he works as a freelance illustrator. Tom Tolman developed an interest in botany and natural history in the 1970s and has since developed a passion for butterflies. He has an extensive collection of butterfly photographs from all over Europe, including many species whose photographs have never been published.