This is a comprehensive photographic field guide to the butterflies of Britain and Ireland. This completely revised second edition covers in detail the identification of all 59 butterfly species that currently breed, as well as the 4 former breeders, 9 rare migrants, and 1 species with unknown status. The innovative, easy-to-use format aims to help the butterfly-watcher--beginner or expert--to identify any species they encounter.
- Stunning color plates showing typical views of each butterfly, with similar-looking species grouped together
- Photographs of egg, caterpillar, and chrysalis for all breeding species
- Detailed species profiles covering: adult identification; behavior; habitat requirements; population and conservation; egg, caterpillar, and chrysalis; and distribution, with up-to-date maps
- Sections on biology, habitats, how and where to watch butterflies, and other useful information