Pocket Guide to the Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland (Field Guides) (Bloomsbury Wildlife Guides)

Pocket Guide to the Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland (Field Guides) (Bloomsbury Wildlife Guides)

4.58 (31 Ratings by Goodreads)
Illustrated | English
ISBN13: 9781472967176
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Presented in an accessible, easy-to-use format, this is an ideal guide for both beginners and more experienced enthusiasts. It includes more than 600 superb illustrations of all the life stages of each species, together with beautiful artworks of the butterflies in their natural settings and pertinent species information, distribution maps and life history charts. The second edition features a new, illustrated `at-a-glance' identification guide, updated distribution maps and species accounts, and new spreads and artwork for the Cryptic Wood White and Scarce Tortoiseshell.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 160
Item Height 10 mm
Item Width 106 mm
Item Weight 240 Gram
Product Dimensions 106 x 10 x 178
Publisher Bloomsbury Wildlife
Format Illustrated | 160
Book Overview Second edition of Richard Lewington's pocket guide to all the butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, including up-to-date information on all our resident and migrant butterflies together with a selection of day-flying moths.

This is a beautiful piece of work and exceeds any expectation that one might have of a pocket guide, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. -- Peter Eeles * UK Butterflies website *
This is an excellent edition of a very useful, beautiful, well priced and portable guide. -- Dr Katie Cruickshanks * Butterfly Magazine *
This is a good update to an already excellent book, with the addition of the 'at a glance' guide and new treatment of the wood whites likely to tempt some owners of the first edition to move to the new edition. -- Mike Toms * BTO *
This is the second edition of the essential pocket guide to UK lepidoptera. Climate change is altering the shape of our butterfly life, but in this up-to-date guide you'll find precise illustrations showing the top and underwing for both sexes, plus eggs, larvae, pupae, associated plants and locator map for each species. * RSPB Nature's Home magazine: pick of new nature books *
Richard Lewington's butterfly paintings are legendary ... the text is also first rate. It is filled with facts and oozes common sense. So far as UK butterfly field guides go, this is as good as it gets. -- John Tennent * Atropos *
This easy-to-follow fact-packed field guide is perfect for beginners and compact enough to slip into your rucksack or pocket when out for a stroll. * Caravan Club Magazine *

Over forty years, Richard Lewington has built up a reputation as one of Europe's finest wildlife illustrators. He first became interested in butterflies as a child when he inherited a cabinet of insects. He studied graphic design at the Berkshire College of Art, and since leaving in 1971 has specialised in natural-history illustration. His meticulous paintings of insects and other wildlife are the mainstay of many of the modern classics of field-guide art. He has also designed and illustrated wildlife stamps for a number of countries.