By the author of the acclaimed A Comprehensive Guide to Insects of Britain & Ireland, this new guide, the first of its kind, features many of the large, spectacular insects a visitor to southern Europe and the Mediterranean is likely to encounter.
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.
Butterfly recording in Lancashire, north-west England, goes back to early 19th century collectors and the development of natural history societies. With the advent of computers, formal records (which include details of date, number, observer, grid reference etc.) began to be stored and the Lancashire & Cheshire Fauna Society now holds more than 26,000 records of butterflies up until 2017.
The result of collaboration between European experts and photographers, and compiled by a Finnish team, this photographic guide to the 472 European species and 64 species found in North Africa and south and west Turkey brings current knowledge up to date in this second edition.