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A photographic identification guide to 150 species of garden insect most commonly found in Britain and North-West Europe. Packed with information, written with huge enthusiasm and illustrated with incredible close-up photos, An Identification Guide to Garden Insects of Britain and North-West Europe shines a spotlight on the insects in your garden.
The introduction covers how to attract insects to your garden, the insect lover's year, a description of the parts of an insect and details of the insect orders described. For each species, there is a keenly observed description to help you identify even the smallest creature, as well as one or two photographs labelled with distinguishing features. There are details of its life cycle from egg to adult, a calendar showing the time of year when the adult can be seen and star facts that give further proof of insects' fascinating lives.
Dominic Couzens is an award-winning nature writer with 40 books and hundreds of published articles to his name. His best-known books include The Secret Lives of Garden Birds, Britain's Mammals (WildGuides), Songs of Love & War and Save Our Species, while he contributes to magazines and newspapers, such as Bird Watching, Nature's Home, BBC Countryfile and The Guardian.
Gail Ashton is an award-winning wildlife photographer, writer and illustrator specialising in invertebrates, particularly insects and spiders. Her work has been published in books, magazines and nature journals
"[...] To conclude, this book is likely to have a wide appeal as an easily accessible and often entertaining introduction to insects and entertaining introduction to insects and will hopefully raise awareness and concern in for the rapid decline in insect abundance and diversity. The value of the book as an identification guide is lessened by a lack of clarity and some poor researching but it should still enable the reliable identification of a good proportion of the species represented. "
– Allan Drewitt, Atropos 71, 2022
"A visually stunning and superbly readable guide to our very special garden insects"
– Chris Packham