Harper Collins Publishers, 2009. 384 pages, paperback, 2000 colour illustrations, colour distribution maps
Part of the ‘Collins Guide’ series, this classic guide to the butterflies of Britain and northern Europe enters its third edition, featuring 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 ideal field guide for travelling naturalists and butterfly enthusiasts alike is an essential addition to every nature lover’s bookshelves.