The result of collaboration between European experts and photographers, and compiled by a Finnish team, this photographic guide to the 444 European species brings current knowledge up to date. Includes useful information on relative size, similar species, habitat, lifestyle and larval foodplants, as well as range maps. Measuring only 19 x 11.5cm this is a true field guide and ideal for taking outside, though the font size is small as a consequence and the information provided is necessarily concise. It also includes additional less familiar species from Eastern Europe (almost 70 species), as well as North Africa and Mediterranean Turkey.
Softback 383pp, col. photos throughout
T.Haahtela, K.Saainen, P.Ojalainen & H.Aarnio, A&C Black, 2010