Collins British Butterfly Guide

Collins British Butterfly Guide

Paperback Collins Pocket Guide

By (author) Tom Tolman, By (author) Richard Lewington

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  • Publisher: William Collins
  • Format: Paperback | 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 120mm x 190mm 272g
  • Publication date: 14 April 2016
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007499744
  • ISBN 13: 9780007499748
  • Illustrations note: 100 col illus

Product description

Experience the joy of discovering the natural world around you with this beautiful pocket guide to British butterflies, an inspiration and treat designed to enthral all nature lovers. This comprehensive guide to the butterflies of Britain depicts 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 the ideal pocket guide for travelling naturalists and butterfly enthusiasts alike and is an essential addition to every nature lover's bookshelves.

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Author information

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 passion for butterflies. He has an extensive collection of butterfly photographs from all over Europe, including many species whose photographs have never been published.

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'Richard Lewington's illustrations are magnificent ... Tom Tolman's text is excellent' New Scientist