Caterpillars of Britain and Europe (Collins Field Guide) Hardcover – 4 Jun 2001
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From the Back Cover
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
The index is by the caterpillar's food plant, so that makes it easy for a naturalist to check quickly.
As well as the fascinating colour illustrations, there is information about the different species.
After the moth and caterpillar larvae pages which fill most of the book, there is another section for larvae of other creatures that look like caterpillars, but are not. This is equally as useful because the pine sawfly, for instance, has caterpillar-like larvae which resemble pine needles and can devastate a Scots Pine in great numbers. On such occasions anyone might want to find out what the creatures are and a standard book of butterfly and moth caterpillars will be no help. This book identifies it once you keep thumbing through or focus on the Pines.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very valuable publication. Informative and I am finding it very absorbing. Unfortunately it only deals with British species.Published 1 month ago by Hilarius
Good easy to use FG. I tend to run through the pictures but you can be more methodical if your caterpillar is not immediately obvious. I would recommend itPublished on 3 July 2013 by Antisprout
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