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The Mitchell Beazley Pocket Guide to Butterflies of Britain and Europe

Field / Identification GuideOut of Print

Series: Mitchell Beazley Pocket Guides

By: Paul Whalley and Richard Lewington

168 pages, Col illus

Mitchell Beazley

1 customer review
Paperback | Dec 1999 | Edition: 2 | #109303 | ISBN: 1840002727
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Hardback | Dec 1996 | Edition: 2 | #54334 | ISBN: 1857327721
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About this book

Includes full colour illustrations of over 360 species and their subspecies showing essential characteristics.

Reviews (1)

An excellent and very light pocket guide
By A 2 Mar 2018 Written for Paperback

I have quite a few entomological field guides but only a small number manage to be both portable and informative to the right level. This is one of those guides.
Clearly its relatively small size means that there cannot be room for every variation, generation and male/female for every species but as a compact guide with (obviously) excellent illustrations and some quite intuitive symbols to help with likely habitat, this is the book I always take, especially to Europe when weight restrictions apply to luggage! The book is 9.5 cm wide, 19.5 cm long and 1 cm deep.
So it cannot cover every base but what it does, it does very well.

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Dr Paul Whalley previously worked as an entomologist at the British Museum and Richard Lewington is a leading wildlife artist.

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