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The newly revised field guide The Butterflies of Britain & Ireland provides comprehensive coverage of all our resident and migratory butterflies, including the latest information on newly discovered species such as the Cryptic Wood White and the Geranium Bronze. The definitive book on the subject, it includes fully updated distribution maps.
A donation is made to Butterfly Conservation by the publisher for every copy sold.
Jeremy Thomas, one of europe’s most accomplished butterfly experts, is Professor of Ecology at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of New College and of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Over almost forty years, Richard Lewington has built up a reputation as one of europe’s finest wildlife illustrators. his meticulous paintings of insects and other wildlife are the mainstay of many of the modern classics of field-guide art, including Collins Butterfly Guide.
"Our greatest butterfly expert, Jeremy Thomas, and leading insect illustrator, Richard Lewington, have joined forces to produce the perfect combination of accurate information, fascinating facts and sheer beauty."
– Stephen Moss, The Guardian
"It's perfect, sometimes anecdotal, and packed with the right information [...]"
– Simon Barnes, The Times
"There is no doubting the veracity of Lewington's paintings, each a true work of art."
– Richard Jones, BBC Wildlife
"Britain's best-loved butterfly book."
– Michael McCarthy, The Independent