Britain's Butterflies: A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland - Fully Revised and Updated Fourth Edition

Britain's Butterflies: A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland - Fully Revised and Updated Fourth Edition

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A new and improved edition of the popular photographic field guide

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 extensively revised and updated new 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. Produced in association with Butterfly Conservation, this edition features new introductory sections to the main "types" of butterflies; updated distribution maps; a revised species order reflecting the latest taxonomy; revised sections on recording and monitoring, and conservation and legislation; and a new section on climate change.

  • Stunning colour plates show typical views of each butterfly species, including the various forms and common aberrations
  • Detailed species profiles provide information on status and distribution, including up-to-date maps, and cover adult identification; behaviour; breeding habitat requirements; population and conservation; egg, caterpillar and chrysalis; and caterpillar foodplants
  • Photographs of the egg, caterpillar and chrysalis for every breeding species
  • Sections on biology, where to look for and how to identify butterflies, and other essential information

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691205441
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/03/2020
Series: Britain's Wildlife , #75
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.87(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

David Newland, a lifelong butterfly enthusiast, is the author of Discover Butterflies in Britain and the coauthor of Britain's Day-flying Moths (both WILDGuides). Robert Still, the cofounder of WILDGuides, is an ecologist and graphic artist, and has designed more than thirty of its titles. Andy Swash, the managing director of WILDGuides, is an ecologist and wildlife photographer. Swash and Still are coauthors of a number of books, including Britain's Day-flying Moths, Britain's Habitats and Britain's Mammals (all WILDGuides). David Tomlinson is a freelance writer on wildlife and the countryside and a longtime butterfly enthusiast.

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“The large number of photographs showing each species from various angles combined with the accessible and informative text make [Britain’s Butterflies] an indispensable guide for beginners and experts alike. . . . WILDGuides are in danger of becoming addictive to anyone with an interest in the natural world.”—Peter Smithers, Antenna (Royal Entomological Society)

“This continues to be my favourite photographic guide for British butterflies . . . highly recommended.”—Peter Eeles, Dispar: The Online Journal of Lepidoptera

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