Fully revised and updated second edition with detailed information for the 167 species that can be most readily identified, including at least one species from each of the 68 genera recorded in Britain. Includes a complete list of the 283 hoverfly species recorded in Britain to date, with an indication of how difficult each is to identify
More than 600 remarkable photographs depict all 69 hoverfly genera and the most commonly seen species in Britain that can be identified by eye or with a magnifying glass
Introductory chapters explore hoverfly biology
Species accounts highlight key features of each genus and species, including status, behavior, and habitat
Maps and phenology charts examine hoverfly distribution
A complete list of the hoverfly species recorded in Britain to date with degrees of identification difficulty.
Since 1991, Stuart Ball and Roger Morris have jointly run the Hoverfly Recording Scheme. They are the co-authors of Provisional Atlas of British Hoverflies and active members of the Dipterists Forum (the society promoting the study of flies).
Softback 312 pp. 600 colour photos. Distribution maps.
S.Ball & R.Morris, Princeton Press, 2015