Part of the best-selling Collins Field Guide series, this is a comprehensive guide to the caterpillars of Britain and Europe.
This is the only field guide to group caterpillars by their foodplant: identification is made simple as species are shown where they are likely to be found.
Over 500 British and European caterpillars are beautifully and accurately illustrated with their own foodplants. Opposite each is a miniature of the butterfly or moth into which it will transform.
Authoritative text discusses the anatomy, life-cycle, enemies, defence methods, rearing, study and conservation of caterpillars. every family is described including details of appearance, range, habitat, foodplants, biology and the time of year they can be seen.