Britain’s Butterflies A Field Guide To The Butterflies of Great Britain And Ireland



Comma Butterfly Titchwell

Wild Guides have done it again another superb book in their wildlife series, Britain’s Butterflies a field guide to the butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland is a must have book. This is the fourth edition of this much acclaimed book if you don’t have it get it. As a field guide it is very portable and easily fits into a large coat pocket or your backpack so you need never be without it. The team of David Newland, Robert Still, Andy Swash and David Tomlinson, have produced a really useful guide with all the information you need to identify butterflies in the field.



All fifty-nine regularly occurring species are covered in detail and a further four former breeders and ten rare migrant species so you will be ready for anything you find. The quality of the photographs, hundreds of them, make this book alone a great buy and add to this the very clear and concise text and distribution maps make the guide superb. Not only are the adult butterflies shown in the marvellous photographs but also the egg, caterpillar and chrysalis have pictures too – an amazing feat to include all those. But there is more even the food plants are covered making this a really comprehensive field guide and very user friendly.

Each of the species has a two spread, which is preceded by an introduction to the family, and one of the two pages has high quality photographs and the opposite page concise details of everything you need to identify the butterfly. Also included are small but clear distribution maps for each species, chart showing when to look, where to look in words and tips on which are the likely confusion species.

We genuinely struggle to find any negatives with this superb guide! Buy it now and learn all about the identification of our butterflies ready for next Spring.

Britain’s Butterflies is published by Wild Guides in association with Butterfly Conservation and Princeton Press.

ISBN: 978-0-691-20544-1



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