The classic guide to the butterflies of Britain and Europe enters its third edition as part of the authoritative Collins Guide series. This comprehensive guide describes and illustrates about 440 species, depicting both males and females and – where there is significant variation – subspecies. Distribution maps accompany every widespread species, and the text covers all taxonomic nomenclature, distributions, flight periods, variations, habitats, behaviour, life cycles and conservation. An ideal field guide for butterfly enthusiasts and naturalists alike. Covers all of Europe, a small part of western Turkey, and the northern parts of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. It excludes Cyprus.
Richard Lewington is the world's leading butterfly illustrator. He has illustrated numerous books, including How to Identify Butterflies.
"Richard Lewington's illustrations are magnificent [...] Tom Tolman's text is excellent too"
– New Scientist
"The identification plates are without equal in any modern field guide to butterflies"
– P. J. de Vries, Centre for Biodiversity Studies Milwaukee Public Museum