=A guide with illustrations or photographs for identification
Fully revised and updated third edition. A comprehensive and beautifully designed photographic field guide to the butterflies of Britain and Ireland. It covers in detail the identification of all 59 butterfly species that breed regularly, as well as four former breeders, 10 rare migrants and one species of unknown status. Stunning color plates show typical views of each butterfly species, including the various forms and aberrations. Detailed species profiles cover adult identification; behavior; habitat requirements; population and conservation; egg, caterpillar and chrysalis; and status and distribution, including up-to-date maps. Photographs of egg, caterpillar and chrysalis for every breeding species. Sections on biology, where to look for and how to identify butterflies and other essential information.