Covers all 440 species. Text covers all taxonomic nomenclature, distribution, flight period, variation, habitat, behavior, life cycle, food plants and conservation.
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'Richard Lewington's illustrations are magnificent…Tom Tolman's text is excellent too' New Scientist
'the identification plates are without equal in any modern field guide to butterflies' P. J. de Vries, Centre for Biodiversity Studies, Milwaukee Public MuseumAbout the Author:
Tom Tolman developed an interest in botany and natural history in the 1970s and has since developed a passion for butterflies. He has done extensive research on their habitats and has spent between 4-6 months each year camping in remote mountainous locations for the sole purpose of acquiring new information. He has an extensive collection of butterfly photographs from all over Europe, including many species whose photographs have never been published.
Richard Lewington is one of the world's leading natural history illustrators, specialising in insects and other invertebrates. He has illustrated numerous books, including ‘How to Identify Butterflies’, ‘Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Great Britain and Ireland’ and ‘Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland’. He lives in Oxfordshire, where he works as a freelance illustrator and regularly leads wildlife tours to various parts of Europe.
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Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002199920