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Collins Complete Guide to British Insects: A photographic guide to every common species

Field / Identification Guide

Series: Collins Complete Guide

By: Michael Chinery

384 pages, colour photos

Harper Collins

Paperback | Apr 2009 | #177530 | ISBN-13: 9780007298990
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £16.99 $21/€19 approx
Paperback | Dec 2005 | #144023 | ISBN: 0007179669
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About this book

A photographic field guide to all the common and some unusual species of insects across Britain that the keen amateur naturalist is likely to spot. Over 1,500 species are illustrated with detailed photographs chosen for their help in identification.

*Includes photographs of larvae

*Each section is coded with a symbol for easy reference

*Differences between similar species are highlighted to avoid confusion

*Information given on when to look and where to find each species

Insect groups dealt with include butterflies and moths, mayflies, dragonflies, damselflies, grasshoppers, crickets, earwigs, lacewings, bugs, bees, wasps, ants and beetles, all with keys to ensure accurate identification.

'An excellent resource' BBC Wildlife 'The best starting point for any insect study' Wildlife and Countryside

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Michael Chinery is a well-known naturalist and the author of numerous books on insects and garden wildlife, including 'Collins Nature Guide Garden Wildlife', 'The Natural History of the Garden' and 'Collins Wildlife Trust Guide Butterflies of Britain and Europe'. For several years he ran field courses to introduce people of all ages to plant and animal life and now lives in Suffolk with his wife Jill.

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