This classic guide to the beautiful butterflies of Europe is the essential companion for both naturalists in the field and beginners in the garden. Over 360 species are stunningly illustrated in colour, showing patterns and colouring of both the upper wing and the underside. This makes identification of individual species easier. The butterflies are divided into family groups to give quick access and all entries incorporate a symbol system, giving important habitat details. The artworks are a valuable reference and reveal major characteristics of each butterfly. This is an indispensible companion guide to these fascinating insects and, with its easy-to-wipe cover and binding, can be put in the pocket ready for instant access should a butterfly fly by. - Organised by family to allow comparison of closely related species. - Symbols show at-a-glance habitat information - Highlights normal distribution and months of flight - Flexibinding keeps the book safe and dry - Detailed full-colour illustrations reveal each butterfly's beauty
Dr Paul Whalley previously worked as an entomologist at the British Museum and Richard Lewington is a leading wildlife artist.