Insects of Britain & Northern Europe

Author: Michael Chinery

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002199186

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Acts as a general introduction to insects and their study for the previously inexperienced naturalist. Provides information on the insects of both Britain and of the parts of Europe which are north of the Pyrenees.


Insects of Britain and Europe

Author: Bob Gibbons

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002201346

Category: Nature

Page: 255

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Covering 240 species of insect and other invertebrates that are commonly found in Britain and northern Europe, Wild Guide Insects is the perfect introductory guide to 'creepy-crawlies'.

Insects of Britain and Western Europe

Author: Michael Chinery

Publisher: Bloomsbury UK

ISBN: 9781408179482

Category: Insects

Page: 320

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More than 2000 of the most commonly observed and most distinctive insect species of Britain and Western Europe, from all orders and most families, are illustrated in this essential pocket guide. The text summarises key identification points, and introductory sections for each group covered give useful guidelines on the characteristics of the orders, families and genera covered. This is the most comprehensive guide available on the insects of this region and will be of great use to all naturalists with an interest in insects.

Field Guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe: 2nd edition

Author: K-D Dijkstra,Asmus Schröter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472943988

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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The first edition of the Field Guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe was a ground-breaking identification guide that led to an increase in Odonata recording across Europe. The second edition includes fully revised regional guides and identification texts, updated distribution maps and conservation statuses, illustrated accounts for five species that have been discovered in the region since the first edition, updated checklists and taxonomy, new photographs throughout, as well as an introduction to larvae identification. Each species is lavishly illustrated with artworks of males, females and variations, as well as close-ups of important characters.

The Royal Entomological Society Book of British Insects

Author: Peter C. Barnard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144434496X

Category: Science

Page: 600

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The Royal Entomological Society (RES) and Wiley-Blackwell are proud to present this landmark publication, celebrating the wonderful diversity of the insects of the British Isles, and the work of the RES (founded 1833). This book is the only modern systematic account of all 558 families of British insects, covering not just the large and familiar groups that are included in popular books, but even the smallest and least known. It is beautifully illustrated throughout in full colour with photographs by experienced wildlife photographers to show the range of diversity, both morphological and behavioural, among the 24,000 species. All of the 6,000 genera of British insects are listed and indexed, along with all the family names and higher groups. There is a summary of the classification, biology and economic importance of each family together with further references for detailed identification. All species currently subject to legal protection in the United Kingdom are also listed. The Royal Entomological Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious of its kind in the world. It is the leading organisation for professional entomologists and its main aim has always been the promotion of knowledge about insects. The RES began its famous Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects in 1949, and new works in that series continue to be published. The Royal Entomological Society Book of British Insects has been produced to demonstrate the on-going commitment of the RES to educate and encourage each generation to study these fascinating creatures. This is a key reference work for serious students of entomology and amateur entomologists, as well as for professionals who need a comprehensive source of information about the insect groups of the British Isles they may be less familiar with.

Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland

Author: Steven Falk

Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife

ISBN: 9781472967053

Category: Nature

Page: 432

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Bees are a fascinating and indispensable group of insects, but many species are in decline, and efforts to help determine distributions and changes in abundance have to date been compromised by a serious lack of identification resources. This eagerly anticipated new addition to the highly acclaimed British Wildlife Field Guides series will unravel the complexities of identification, and is designed to cater for people new to the bee world as well as to more experienced recorders who wish to identify every species accurately. It provides the latest information on the identification, ecology, status and distribution of all 275 species of bee in Britain, Ireland and the Channel Islands. - Written by Steven Falk, professional naturalist and conservationist with over forty years' experience of working with bees - Illustrated with over 1,000 colour and black & white artworks by Richard Lewington, one of Europe's leading insect artists - Stunning photographs of living insects as seen in the wild - 234 up-to-date distribution maps - Comprehensive introduction to bee classification, ecology, field techniques and recording, a full glossary, and information on how to separate the sexes and distinguish bees from other insects - Introductions to families and genera, describing key characters and life histories - Detailed species descriptions covering field and microscopic characters, similar species, variants, flight season, habitat, flowers visited, nesting habits, status & distribution, and parasites & associates - A series of innovative illustrated keys to genera and species, designed to guide the user step by step through the identification process

Pocket Guide to Insects

Author: Bob Gibbons

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472915550

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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This pocket-sized book is an essential guide to insects, providing comprehensive detail on around 240 of the most easily noticed British species selected from a range of orders and families. Each species is divided into simple sections covering general information followed by it's flight period, habitat and similar species.This easy-to-use book is as visually impressive as it is useful in the field, with many stunning full-page and double-page images supporting the authoritative text. The introduction covers the characteristics of an insect, where to find them as well as the conservation work in demand around the world.

Collins Complete Guide to British Insects

Author: Michael Chinery

Publisher: Harper Uk

ISBN: 9780007298990

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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A photographic field guide to all the common and some unusual species of insects across Britain and Ireland that the keen amateur naturalist is likely to spot, this collection of 1,500 species is illustrated with detailed photographs chosen for their help in identification, including photographs of larvae. Each section is coded with a symbol for easy reference, and differences between similar species are highlighted to avoid confusion. Information is 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, and ants and beetles, all with keys to ensure accurate identification.

Trees of Britain and Europe

Author: Keith Rushforth

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002200134

Category: Nature

Page: 1336

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This field guide contains a collection of photographs of everything you need to identify a tree - whether in winter, spring, summer or autumn. Every species has a photograph of a whole tree, plus close-ups of its bark, buds, leaves, male or female flowers, and fruit. The photographs are backed up with text describing what to look for to differentiate one similar looking species from another. It covers over 800 species of tree - every species that is native to Europe, plus all the species that are commonly planted in parks and gardens.

Collins Butterfly Guide

Author: Tom Tolman,Richard Lewington

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007242344

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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This comprehensive guide to the butterflies of Britain, Europe and North Africa describes and illustrates all 440 species, depicting both males and females and - where there is significant variation - subspecies. Distribution maps accompany every widespread species.

Field Guide to the Micro-Moths of Great Britain and Ireland

Author: Phil Sterling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife

ISBN: 9781472964526

Category:

Page: 416

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One of the most eagerly anticipated insect guides for years... This is the most comprehensive field guide to micro-moths ever published in a single volume, and, for the first time, makes this fascinating and important group of insects accessible to the general naturalist. The guide covers 1,033 species, with more than 1,500 superbly detailed artworks and photographs. It also includes 900 specially commissioned maps.Written by a team of moth experts under the editorship of Phil Sterling, it provides coverage of all the micro-moth families found in Great Britain and Ireland, including the Channel Islands. Species descriptions include field characters, similar species, flight season, habitat, larval foodplants, status and distribution. The general introduction covers identifying, studying and finding micro-moths, including field techniques, and there is also a series of innovative keys to families and genera, as well as a comprehensive checklist incorporating the latest thinking on taxonomy.

Bugs and the Victorians

Author: John F. M. Clark

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300150911

Category: Science

Page: 322

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This text explores how science became increasingly important in 19th century British culture and how the systematic study of insects permitted entomologists to engage with the most pressing questions of Victorian times: the nature of God, mind, and governance, and the origins of life.

Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Great Britain and Ireland

Author: Steve Brooks,Steve Cham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781472964533

Category:

Page: 192

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All Great Britain and Ireland's resident and migrant dragonfly and damselfly species fully described and illustrated. Fully updated, revised and redesigned, this 2014 edition features full descriptions, ecological notes and distribution maps, as well as a general introduction and regional guide to the best places to watch dragonflies. The 2002 edition was shortlisted for the BP Natural World Book Prize.


Butterflies of Britain and Europe

A Photographic Guide

Author: Hannu Aarnio,Tari Haahtela

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408104743

Category: Butterflies

Page: 383

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This book looks in detail at the 440 species of European butterflies. Showcasing the stunning macro photography of the authors, this is a photographic field guide with a difference. Detailed text provides information on features such as identification, confusion species, habitat, lifestyle and larval host plant, accompanied by accurate range maps. The photographs have been carefully selected to allow identification from views of upperwing and, where possible, underwing. This comprehensive and detailed book is the ideal companion for anyone interested in European butterflies.

Freshwater Life

Britain and Northern Europe

Author: Malcolm Greenhalgh,Denys Ovenden

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007177776

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Covering Britain and northern Europe, including the mainly freshwater environment of the Baltic Sea, this guide describes and illustrates over 900 species of plant and animal visible with the naked eye.

The Trees of Britain and Northern Europe

Author: Alan Mitchell,John Wilkinson

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002198578

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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This work illustrates in colour every tree regularly found in Britain and northern Europe. The text complements the paintings, stressing the important identification features of each tree. The keys are easy-to-use, designed to help even the beginner identify any tree they see in any season. A special section gives the locations in Britain of the finest specimens of each species.