Craig Macadam and Cyril Bennett are widely acknowledged as the two leading experts on British up-winged flies - the Ephemeroptera. Many anglers and environmentalists find the whole subject of aquatic fly life difficult, even daunting, not least because the insects are less easy to study than are their land-based counterparts. This book de-mystifies the up-winged flies - the Ephemeroptera - the flies most often represented by fly fishers' artificial patterns, and it does so in a most attractive way. Each species has two pages devoted to it, one of superb large, bright, clear photographs of the nymphs (the immature, wingless, underwater stage) and the duns (the hatched, winged adults), and one giving key features, and detailed notes on its habitat, ecology and distribution. As a bonus, the book is spiral bound, enabling it to be folded open at any particular page without damage.
It is difficult to create a book which will appeal to experts as well as to absolute beginners, but Macadam and Bennett have undoubtedly achieved that with this one. Indeed, it is a 'must have for anyone interested in the subject, at any level, whether he or she is an angler, an environmentalist or both.
Excellent book, recommended as an invertebrate course book. This book and the FBA book "Mayfly Larvae (Ephemeroptera of Britain and Ireland) by J. M. Elliot are all you will need. Book arrived really well packed and on time (ahead of expected time actually) so pleased with both book and service.