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