The most complete photographic field guide to hoverflies of Britain and North-west Europe ever written.
An essential part of our ecosystems, hoverflies are the second most important pollinators after bees but sadly, more than a third of all European species are now under threat of extinction. Written by two leading experts, Hoverflies of Britain and North-west Europe is the first and only photographic field guide to cover all 400 hoverfly species occurring in Britain and neighbouring countries in such detail.
Each species account contains a description, population status, ecology and habitat, an up-to-date map of its distribution across North-western Europe, a flight time diagram and guidance on differentiating similar species. There are also detailed illustrations and stunning full-colour macro photographs in each account, showing key features of the species to aid accurate identification.
This is the ultimate photographic field guide to hoverflies, and a perfect introduction into the world of these important pollinators, both for amateur and expert entomologists alike.
Sander Bot is an independent researcher from the Netherlands. His research is completely devoted to hoverflies and he travels all over the world to collect and study them. Frank Van de Meutter is a researcher at the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) in Belgium and has a keen interest in both the ecology and taxonomy of hoverflies.