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RES Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects

The aim of the Royal Entomological Society Handbooks is to provide illustrated identification keys to the insects of Britain together with concise morphological, biological and distributional information. All have black and white illustrations and line drawings.

Publisher: Royal Entomological Society

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RES Handbook, Volume 6, Part 6: The Vespoid Wasps (Tiphiidae, Mutillidae, Sapygidae, Scoliidae and Vespidae) of the British Isles

RES Handbook, Volume 6, Part 6: The Vespoid Wasps (Tiphiidae, Mutillidae, Sapygidae, Scoliidae and Vespidae) of the British Isles

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Volume: 6/6 By: Michael E Archer (Author)

Publisher: Field Studies Council (FSC)

Paperback | Jun 2014 | #215654 | ISBN-13: 9780901546982
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RES Handbook, Volume 4, Part 5b: Keys to Adults of the Water Beetles of Britain and Ireland (Part 2)

RES Handbook, Volume 4, Part 5b: Keys to Adults of the Water Beetles of Britain and Ireland (Part 2)

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Volume: 4/05b By: Garth N Foster (Author), David T Bilton (Author), Laurie E Friday (Author)

Publisher: Royal Entomological Society

Paperback | Feb 2014 | #212985 | ISBN-13: 9780901546975
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RES Handbook: Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the British Isles

RES Handbook: Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the British Isles

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By: David JL Agassiz (Editor), Stella D Beavan (Editor), Robert J Heckford (Editor)

Publisher: Royal Entomological Society

Paperback | Dec 2013 | #210530 | ISBN-13: 9780901546968
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RES Handbook, Volume 5, Part 17d: True Weevils (Part III): Coleoptera: Curculioninae, Baridinae, Orobitidinae

RES Handbook, Volume 5, Part 17d: True Weevils (Part III): Coleoptera: Curculioninae, Baridinae, Orobitidinae

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Volume: 5/17d By: MG Morris (Author), WJ Read (Illustrator), James Turner (Illustrator)

Publisher: Field Studies Council (FSC)

Paperback | Nov 2012 | #203103 | ISBN-13: 9780901546951
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RES Handbook, Volume 1, Part 17: The Adult Trichoptera (Caddisflies) of Britain and Ireland

RES Handbook, Volume 1, Part 17: The Adult Trichoptera (Caddisflies) of Britain and Ireland

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Volume: 1/17 By: Peter Barnard and Emma Ross

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Paperback | Apr 2012 | #197045 | ISBN-13: 9780901546944
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RES Handbook, Volume 4, Part 5a: Keys to Adults of the Water Beetles of Britain and Ireland (Part 1)
Paperback | Dec 2011 | Edition: 2 | #192904 | ISBN-13: 9780901546937
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RES Handbook, Volume 12, Parts 7 & 8: The Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles) of Britain and Ireland: Oxyporinae, Steninae, Euaesthetinae, Pseudopsinae, Paederinae, Staphylininae)
Paperback | Jun 2011 | #192072 | ISBN-13: 9780901546920
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RES Handbook, Volume 2, Part 7: Aphids - Aphidinae (Macrosiphini)

RES Handbook, Volume 2, Part 7: Aphids - Aphidinae (Macrosiphini)

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Volume: 2/07 By: Roger L Blackman

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Paperback | Dec 2010 | #189027 | ISBN-13: 9780901546913
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RES Handbook, Volume 12, Part 5: The Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles) of Britain and Ireland, Scaphidiinae, Piestinae, Oxytelinae

RES Handbook, Volume 12, Part 5: The Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles) of Britain and Ireland, Scaphidiinae, Piestinae, Oxytelinae

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Volume: 12/05 By: Derek A Lott

Publisher: Royal Entomological Society

Paperback | Dec 2009 | #184063 | ISBN-13: 9780901546906
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RES Handbook, Volume 5, Part 18: British Scraptiidae

RES Handbook, Volume 5, Part 18: British Scraptiidae

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Volume: 5/18 By: Brian Levey

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Paperback | May 2009 | #178138 | ISBN-13: 9780901546890
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RES Handbook, Volume 5, Part 17c: True Weevils (Part II): (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Ceutorhynchinae)

RES Handbook, Volume 5, Part 17c: True Weevils (Part II): (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Ceutorhynchinae)

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Volume: 5/17C By: MG Morris

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Paperback | Oct 2008 | #172484 | ISBN-13: 9780901546876
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RES Handbook, Volume 10, Part 15: British Lonchaeidae: Diptera: Cyclorrhapha, Acalyptratae

RES Handbook, Volume 10, Part 15: British Lonchaeidae: Diptera: Cyclorrhapha, Acalyptratae

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Volume: 10/15 By: Iain MacGowan and Graham Rotheray

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Paperback | May 2008 | #172485 | ISBN-13: 9780901546883
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RES Handbook, Volume 4, Part 2: The Carabidae (Ground Beetles) of Britain and Ireland

RES Handbook, Volume 4, Part 2: The Carabidae (Ground Beetles) of Britain and Ireland

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Volume: 4/02 By: Martin L Luff

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Paperback | Oct 2007 | Edition: 2 | #171518 | ISBN-13: 9780901546869
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RES Handbook, Volume 1, Part 16: Fleas (Siphonaptera)

RES Handbook, Volume 1, Part 16: Fleas (Siphonaptera)

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Volume: 1/16 By: Amoret P Whitaker

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Paperback | Aug 2007 | Edition: 2 | #170465 | ISBN-13: 9780901546852
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RES Handbook, Volume 1, Part 7: Psocids: Psocoptera (Booklice and Barklice)

RES Handbook, Volume 1, Part 7: Psocids: Psocoptera (Booklice and Barklice)

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Volume: 1/07 By: TR New

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Paperback | Dec 2005 | Edition: 2 | #158640 | ISBN: 0901546844
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RES Handbook, Volume 5, Part 17b: True Weevils (Part I): Coleoptera: Curculionidae (Subfamilies Raymondionyminae to Smicronychinae)
Paperback | Dec 2002 | #132958 | ISBN: 0901546836
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RES Handbook, Volume 12, Part 1: Checklist of Insects of the British Isles: Diptera
Paperback | Dec 1998 | #90286 | ISBN: 0901546828
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RES Handbook, Volume 5, Part 17a: Broad-Nosed Weevils: Coleoptera: Curculionidae (Entiminae)

RES Handbook, Volume 5, Part 17a: Broad-Nosed Weevils: Coleoptera: Curculionidae (Entiminae)

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Volume: 5/17A By: MG Morris

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Paperback | Dec 1997 | #34145 | ISBN: 0901546798
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RES Handbook, Volume 5, Part 6a: Pollen Beetles: Coleoptera: Kateretidae and Nitidulidae: Meligethinae

RES Handbook, Volume 5, Part 6a: Pollen Beetles: Coleoptera: Kateretidae and Nitidulidae: Meligethinae

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Volume: 5/06A By: AH Kirk-Spriggs

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Paperback | Dec 1996 | #34144 | ISBN: 0901546801
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RES Handbook, Volume 10, Part 4a1: Tachinid Flies: Diptera - Tachinidae

RES Handbook, Volume 10, Part 4a1: Tachinid Flies: Diptera - Tachinidae

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Volume: 10/04A1 By: Robert Belshaw

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Paperback | Dec 1993 | #29766 | ISBN: 090154681X
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