A field guide to the grasshoppers and crickets found in Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. The book includes photographs and life histories of all the resident, vagrant and introduced species. There is also a descriptive section covering the species with 'one off' records and those that may appear in these islands in the near future.
The photographs include the adults, nymphs and colour forms, accompanied by a description of their identification features and the identifying features of similar species. There is a full colour, 'easy access' photographic key to the adults, for quick and easy identification. The early chapters cover orthopteran biology, habitats, useful equipment and photography.