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By: Tari Haahtela(Author), Kimmo Saarinen(Author), Pekke Ojalainen(Author), Hannu Aarnio(Author)
383 pages, 450 colour photos, distribution maps
Butterflies of Britain and Europe looks in detail at all 444 species of European butterflies along with additional information on nearly 70 species from the far east of Europe up to the Urals and the Caucasus.
Showcasing the stunning macro photography of the authors, this is a photographic field guide with a difference. Detailed text provides information on features such as identification, confusion species, habitat, lifestyle and larval host plant, accompanied by accurate range maps. The photographs have been carefully selected to allow identification from views of upperwing and, where possible, underwing; there are also sections covering caterpillar identification.
This comprehensive and detailed book represents the last word in European butterfly identification – no entomologist should be without it.
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Hannu Aarnio, Kimmo Saarinen, Pekka Ojalainen and Tari Haahtela are a team of dedicated Finnish naturalists that specialise in macro photography. They have travelled the length and breadth of Europe in search of butterflies for this book. Having already written several books on moths and butterflies in Finnish, this is their first English-language title.
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