Collins Butterfly Guide: The Most Complete Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Europe

Paperback | April 2, 2009

byTom Tolman

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This classic guide to the butterflies of Britain and northern Europe enters its third edition as part of the authoritative Collins Guide series.This comprehensive guide to the butterflies of Britain and Europe features over 400 species, depicting both male and female insects. Species descriptions include details on taxonomic nomenclature, distribution, flight period, variation, habitat, behaviour and life cycle. Subspecies are included where there is significant variation, and distribution maps accompany each widespread species.Illustrated by Richard Lewington, the world's leading butterfly illustrator, this is an ideal field guide for travelling naturalists and butterfly enthusiasts alike and is an essential addition to every nature lover's bookshelves.

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This classic guide to the butterflies of Britain and northern Europe enters its third edition as part of the authoritative Collins Guide series.This comprehensive guide to the butterflies of Britain and Europe features over 400 species, depicting both male and female insects. Species descriptions include details on taxonomic nomenclatu...

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 passio...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pagesPublished:April 2, 2009Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0007279779

ISBN - 13:9780007279777

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'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