on 5 February 2014
It's hard not to smile at the description of this volume as 'an introduction....', since the material delves deep into the complexities of hoverfly identification with mainly excellent photos, key diagnostic indicators, distribution maps etc. As a beginner in the area of insect photography I found it both engaging and very helpful, but am quite happy for now to leave to others the ID of the many species which require microscopic analysis and which have been omitted from this book.
on 4 October 2013
I have waited for a hoverflies guide book which is portable and robust enough to be used in the field, for some time .This fulfills the purpose perfectly, with a protective plastic cover, excellent descriptions, identification pointers and well taken photographs of many species. Distribution maps are included.
A thoughtfully produced guide for any naturalist to treasure.
on 25 March 2013
Straightforward, well-illustrated and organised introduction to this family of flies. Highly recommended for beginners, photographers and in fact anyone with a general interest in natural history.
DON'T BUY IT HERE THOUGH - the price it's offered at is so low it completely counteracts any funds that could've been raised by the authors.
on 30 September 2013
The book came on time and packaged securely. It really is a marvellous book and exceptionally written. I have a love of Hoverflies as they really fascinate me, and this book makes finding your latest HF so much easier.
If you like Hoverflies, you will love this book about them!