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Insects and Invertebrates

Everything for the amateur or serious entomologist. From colourful visual Identification charts to titles devoted to specific families of Lepidoptera and Microlepidoptera. Atlases on ground beetles, a title on the habits and lifestyles of earthworms and a title on moth traps and how to use them. Illustrated guides and photographic guides to help you discover these fascinating creatures that share our world.

  • A Guide to Moth Traps and Their Use
    A Guide to Moth Traps and Their Use by Reg Fry, Paul Waring

    The first section of the booklet deals with the measurement and properties of light leading into the types of lamp available and the circuits needed to operate them. The following section gives construction details of the most popular traps used in the UK, and the final section deals with the practical use of traps including when and where to use them, their limitations and their relative performance. 8 plates 21 figures 68pp. 2001 2nd edition

    Paperback £7.99 Buy Now
  • The Butterflies of Essex
    The Butterflies of Essex by Corke, David

    This book is the result of an intensive survey of the county and includes a status report on all 1,800 species of moths and butterflies ever recorded. Distribution maps, flight-time charts and conservation details of every butterfly species found in Essex are included. 52 full-colour photographs, 232pp. 1997

    Hardback £18.50 Buy Now
  • Field Guide to the Bumblebees of Great Britian & Ireland
    Field Guide to the Bumblebees of Great… by Mike Edwards, Martin Jenner

    This field guide will enable you to, with practice, identify with confidence most of the known 22 species of Bumblebees. Describes, with colour photographs, both sexes and life history. Easy to use key. Also describes habitat requirements for conservation and how to attract bumblebees to your garden. 180pp. Revised edition 2009

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  • Key to Identifying Common Butterflies
    Key to Identifying Common Butterflies by Lyn Merrick

    A3 key to help you identify some of the common British butterflies

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  • The Earth Dwellers: Adventures in the Land of Ants
    The Earth Dwellers: Adventures in the… by Hoyt, Erich

    An enthralling ant's-eye view of life in the nature reserve of La Selva in Costa Rica. The author describes the lives of individual Leafcutter Swarm Raider & Bala (Bullet) Ants allowing them to lead us into their vivid & complex world. He alternates their stories with the adventures of Edward O. Wilson & William L. Brown as they identify new species of ants & pursue their quest for the rare Miracle Ant in the tropical jungles of Central America. B/w illustrations 319pp 1998 edition

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  • Sphingidae - Noctuidae  (The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland - Volume 9, Part 1)
    Sphingidae - Noctuidae (The Moths and… -

    The ninth volume in this major series of eleven on the whole of the British Lepidoptera. Covers several important families covered by specialist authors. Chapter on the little known subject of Eversible Structures by Professor M C Birch. Systematic section, specially prepared maps to show incidence of migrant species. Colour plates. 288pp. 1983

    Hardback £95.00 Buy Now
  • The Dragonflies of Eastern Mugla Province Southwest Turkey
    The Dragonflies of Eastern Mugla… by Paul Hope

    The area of research is centred around Fethiye, situated on the Mediterranean coast, extending to Gokova in the west and Patara in the east. Patara is in Antalya province, the rivers Esen and Karacay forming the border but included du to its closness. Intended for those who have an interest in dragonflies and would like to know more about them but without going into too much technical detail and also for the expert as a guide book on where to find the various species in the province. Distribution maps, colour photographs, 232pp. 2007

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  • A Buzz in the Meadow
    A Buzz in the Meadow by Dave Goulson

    The author tells the story of how he bought a derelict farm in the heart of rural France, together with 33 acres of surrounding meadow and how, over a decade, he has created a place for his beloved bumblebees to thrive. But other creatures live there too, a myriad of insects of every kind, many of them ones that Goulson has studied before in his career as a biologist.

    Hardback £16.99 Buy Now
  • The Moths of Essex
    The Moths of Essex -

    Includes all species of both macros and micros. B/w photographs, Distribution maps, flight-time graphs. 362pp 2004

    Paperback £19.75 Buy Now
  • A Butterfly Year
    A Butterfly Year by Paul Wetton

    A magical journey through the warmer months of the British butterfly calendar looking in detail at the 58 species of butterflies that breed on the British mainland. All 58 species were filmed during the year of 2010.

    DVD £16.95 Buy Now
  • Golf Course Management for the Benefit of Butterflies and Moths
    Golf Course Management for the Benefit… by Brian Cornelius, Emma Gardner

    Outlines butterfly and moth needs, suitable habitats and the management of these areas. Includes identification of our regularly seen butterfly species, some day flying moths and species life cycles. Colour photographs, 40pp. 2007

    Paperback £5.95 Buy Now
  • Moths of Europe, Volume 1: Saturnids, Lasiocampids, Hawkmoths, Tiger Moths
    Moths of Europe, Volume 1: Saturnids,… by Patrice Leraut

    This 1st volume in a series of 4 covers 500 moths in the genera Saturnids, Lasiocampids, Hawkmoths, Tiger Moths etc. 78 colour plates. 396pp. 2006

    Hardback £75.00 Buy Now
  • Butterflies of the Western Cape: A Guide to Common Garden, Park and Wayside Butterflies
    Butterflies of the Western Cape: A… by Claassens,, A, J M

    Will assist you in identifying and enjoying 53 species of butterfly that are common in urban areas in the region. Includes a brief, illustrated guide to the families to which these species belong. Colour photographs. 72pp. 2005

    Paperback £8.99 Buy Now
  • Butterflies of the Cape Peninsula: A Comprehensive Guide
    Butterflies of the Cape Peninsula: A… by Claassens,, A, J M

    Covers the 67 species and subspecies which occur in the Cape Peninsula. Shows upperside and underside along with information on size, distribution, flight period and larval food. Colour photographs, 72pp. 2000

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  • The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms
    The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable… by Amy Stewart

    The role of the earthworm in the ecosystem is profound. It tills the soil, destroys microscopic organisms that cause plant disease, breaks down toxins and turns the ground into rich compost, creating the most fertile areas on earth. The author finally gives worms their due and exposes the hidden and extraordinary universe below our feet. 224pp. 2005

    Hardback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Butterflies of Sri Lanka
    Butterflies of Sri Lanka by Arittha & Ariesha Wikramanayake

    Covers 170 of the 190 known species of butterflies found in Sri Lanka. The text, whilst focusing on information about distribution and habitat, also shares interesting notes about the father and daughters adventures whilst travelling across the island in search of elusive species. Colour photographs, 306pp. 2006

    Hardback £34.99 Buy Now
  • A Pocket Guide to Grasshoppers, Crickets and Allied Insects of Britain and Ireland
    A Pocket Guide to Grasshoppers,… by Bryan J Pichen

    Intended as a quick and easy to use identification guide with all 37 species illustrated in colour. Concise text for each species includes field characters, similar species, colour variations, habitat and general distribution. 106pp. 2006

    Paperback £8.50 Buy Now
  • Field Guide to Butterflies of Seychelles: Their Natural History and Conservation
    Field Guide to Butterflies of… by James M Lawrence

    Features all 39 species and subspecies so far recorded from the Seychelles Archipelago. Of these 39 taxa, three are considered extinct, with a further five either non-resident or very rare. Of particular interest are the endemic species and subspecies of which there are eight in Seychelles: Euploea mitra, Euploea rogeri, Phalanta philiberti, Colotis evanthe evanthides, Papilio phorbanta nana, Belenois aldabrensis, Eurema floricola aldabrensis and Borbo borbonica morella. Photographs of living butterflies of most species, and oil paintings of all species, make identification simple. Furthermore, all butterflies are illustrated in a series of 14 plates, which will help with the identification of similar-looking taxa. A brief account of the habits, flight periods, habitat, distribution, larval food plants, and taxonomy (where applicable) of each taxon is provided. The detailed introductory section discusses Seychelles geography, climate, vegetation and butterfly biology, including taxonomy, life cycle, adult intraspecific variation, mimicry, biogeography and conservation. An index to scientific and common names is included. Illustration type: Colour photographs, Colour illustrations, 128pp. 2014

     

    DUE JULY 2014

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  • Land Snails in the British Isles
    Land Snails in the British Isles by Robert Cameron, Gordon Riley

    Should enable most beginners to identify all the land snails found in the field in the UK. Includes 4 keys to help with identification, Pictoral key to Families and General Key to Families. 82pp. 2003

    Paperback £8.50 Buy Now
  • A Pocket Guide to the Ladybirds of Britain and Ireland
    A Pocket Guide to the Ladybirds of… by Bryan J Pichen

    Colour and b/w illustrations. 64pp. 2005

    Paperback £6.00 Buy Now
  • Provisional Atlas of the Sepsidae (Diptera) of the British Isles
    Provisional Atlas of the Sepsidae… by Adrian Pont

    33pp 1988

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  • Provisional Atlas of the Lacewings and Allied Insects of Britain and Ireland (Neuroptera, Megaloptera, Raphidioptera and Mecoptera)
    Provisional Atlas of the Lacewings and… by Plant

    Distribution maps and species accounts of the four orders of insects found in this Atlas. 203pp 1994

    Paperback £7.50 Buy Now
  • A Review of the Scarce and Threatened Pyralid Moths of Great Britain
    A Review of the Scarce and Threatened… by Parsons

    A detailed study of the species which in the opinion of the author should be considered as contenders for a Red Data Book. Methods & sources of information status category definitions & criteria taxonomic list are listed amongst the contents. 97pp 1993

    Paperback £9.00 Buy Now
  • Butterflies Through Binoculars: The East (A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Eastern North America)
    Butterflies Through Binoculars: The… by Jeffrey Glassberg

    This is a follow on to the author's earlier title covering the north-east area of the States, taking in the whole of the eastern area to a western boundary running from the eastern Dakotas to Texas. The book is a beautifully illustrated field guide, including 72 colour plates covering all butterflies native to the eastern US. It also contains information on unique field marks, flight patterns, ranges, food plants & seasonal abundance as well as colour distribution maps. 2566pp, colour plates, line drawings. 1999

    Paperback £15.99 Buy Now
  • Belize & Northern Guatemala (Travellers' Wildlife Guides)
    Belize & Northern Guatemala… by Les Beletsky

    Provides identifying information on the most frequently encountered species of amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds of Belize and Northern Guatemala. Colour photographs and illustrations, 520pp. 2004

    Paperback £18.99 Buy Now
  • Australia: The East (Travellers' Wildlife Guides)
    Australia: The East (Travellers'… by Les Beletsky

    Identification and location information on the most frequently seen animals and colour illistrations of nearly 650 of Australia's most common fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Up to date information on the ecology, behaviour and conservation of profiled animals.

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  • Peru (Travellers' Wildlife Guides)
    Peru (Travellers' Wildlife Guides) by David L Pearson, Les Beletsky

    Provides identifying information on the most frequently encountered species of amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds. Colour photographs and illustrations, 520pp. 2004

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  • Butterflies, Moths and Other Invertebrates of Costa Rica
    Butterflies, Moths and Other… by Carrol L Henderson

    A field guide to over one hundred tropical butterflies, moths and other invertebrates that travellers are most likely to see while exploring the wild lands of Costa Rica. Includes information on their natural history, ecology, identification, behaviour and details and where to see them. Colour photographs and illustrations, maps. 192pp. 2010

    Paperback £19.99 Buy Now
  • A Guide to Hedgerows (ID Chart)
    A Guide to Hedgerows (ID Chart) by Gill Crane

    This 8 sided laminated fold out colour identification chart of Hedgerows provides a guide to the plants, birds, mammals and invertebrates that live in the British hedgerow.

    Laminated chart £3.00 Buy Now
  • Gardening for Butterflies, Bees and Other Beneficial Insects
    Gardening for Butterflies, Bees and… by Jan Miller-Klein

    by Jan Miller-Klein

    A practical dip into, easy to use guide, with all the latest information about our disappearing insects. Advice on which plants to use, and how to identify the most useful and beautiful insects that may come to your garden. Plans to copy, from patio pots to garden borders and green roofs.

    Paperback £19.95 Buy Now
  • Field Guide to the Micro-Moths of Great Britain and Ireland
    Field Guide to the Micro-Moths of Great… by Mark Parsons, Phil Stirling

    Describes and illustrates more than 1,000 species of micro-moth. It provides comprehensive text for each species, including field characters, similar species, flight season, habitat, larval food plants, status and distribution. Also includes a general introduction on identifying and studying micro-moths.

    Paperback £35.00 Buy Now
  • The Grasshoppers, Bushcrickets and Allies of Dorset
    The Grasshoppers, Bushcrickets and… by Bryan Edwards

    This atlas provides coverage of the majority of British species, with accounts for 32 resident species. Detailed species accounts and a section on habitats and sites in Dorset. A gazeteer actively encourages enthusiasts to visit and enjoy some of the most productive sites for othoptera in Dorset. Distribution maps, colour photographs, 107pp. 2011

    Paperback £14.00 Buy Now
  • Field Guide to the Micro-Moths of Great Britain and Ireland
    Field Guide to the Micro-Moths of Great… by Mark Parsons

    Describes and illustrates more than 1,000 species of micro-moth. Comprehensive text for each species, including field characters, similar species, flight season, habitat, larval foodplants, status and distribution. Colour illustrations and photographs, maps, 416pp. 2012

    Hardback £45.00 Buy Now
  • Field Guide to the Wildlife of New Zealand
    Field Guide to the Wildlife of New… by Julian Fitter

    This comprehensive guide covers most of the birds, many of the other vertebrate species and a large number of typical invertebrates and flora to be found in New Zealand.

    Paperback £16.99 Buy Now
  • Southern Mexico (Travellers' Wildlife Guides)
    Southern Mexico (Travellers' Wildlife… by Les Beletsky

    Information on habitats of Southern Mexico, the most common plants you will encounter, underwater animals that divers and snorkelers actually see, and colour illustrations of approximately 550 of the most common fish amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

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  • Florida (Travellers' Wildlife Guides)
    Florida (Travellers' Wildlife Guides) by Fiona Sunquist et al.

    Colour photographs and illustrations of more than 600 of Florida's most common insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and plants with information on identifying and locating them. Brief descriptions of the most frequently visited parks and reserves.

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  • Features of the Shropshire Hills: The Stiperstones and Long Mynd
    Features of the Shropshire Hills: The… by Pete Boardman

    The Stiperstones and The Long Mynd is in the northern part of the Shropshire Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This chart illustrates plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians and invertebrates that inhabit the varied habitats of this area. 2008

    Chart £3.80 Buy Now
  • Butterfly Research in I.T.E.
    Butterfly Research in I.T.E. by Marney L Hall

    Colour photos line drawings graphs maps 28pp 1981

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  • A Review of the Scarce and Threatened Etimiine Stathmopodine and Gelechid Moths of Great Britain
    A Review of the Scarce and Threatened… by Parsons

    Details of ID, distribution, habitat, ecology and status for each species. Also defines status category, discusses methods and sources of information and the recording of micro- lepidoptera in Britain. Includes a taxonomic list of Red Data Book and Notable species. Tables, 130pp. 1995

    Paperback £15.50 Buy Now
  • British Pyralid Moths: A Guide to Their Identification
    British Pyralid Moths: A Guide to Their… by Barry Goater

    All 208 species of this important family are clearly described and illustrated photographically. 272 figures on colour plates, 178pp. 1986

    Hardback £40.00 Buy Now
  • Butterflies of Gwynedd
    Butterflies of Gwynedd -

    A detailed account of status of all the species recorded in this North Wales county, with information on the history of local records and the relationship between the climate and the insects. The author discusses the best sites and the measures needed to conserve the butterflies and their various habitats. There are full species accounts and distribution maps. Colour photographs, maps, 94pp. 1996

    Paperback £12.00 Buy Now
  • A Key to the Adults of British Lacewings and their Allies
    A Key to the Adults of British… by Colin W Plant

    Covers all 73 known British species and includes illustrated keys and notes on each. Also gives a useful introduction with information on distribution, identification, finding and catching lacewings and plus a section on their ecology. Black and white line drawings, 90pp. 1997

    Paperback £8.00 Buy Now
  • Scorpions of Southern Africa
    Scorpions of Southern Africa by Jonahan Leeming

    Identifies the more common and visible of southern Africa's rich fauna of 130 species. Also describes physiology and ecology of scorpions and dispels that portray scorpions as deadly venomous animals to be killed on sight. Colour photographs, 88pp. 2003

    Paperback £10.99 Buy Now
  • British Sawflies: A Key to the Adults of Genera Occurring in Britain
    British Sawflies: A Key to the Adults… by Adam Wright

    Covers 109 genera with sections on life history, ecology, collecting and morphology. Line drawings, 62pp. 1990

    Paperback £8.00 Buy Now
  • Key to Identifying Freshwater Invertebrates
    Key to Identifying Freshwater… by Lyn Merrick

    A3 key to help you identify some of the common British water invertebrates

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  • A Handbook for Lepidopterists
    A Handbook for Lepidopterists -

    The last edition of the handbook (published in 1992) went out of print in 2005 and since then there have been huge advances in the study of Lepidoptera. This completely new edition includes many new topics, is almost twice the size of the last edition and contains many colour and black & white plates.

    Format £25.00 Buy Now
  • Searching for Butterflies in South West Switzerland
    Searching for Butterflies in South West… by Paul Wetton

    This film takes you from the floor of the Rhone Valley to the snow line high up in the Swiss Alps over a three week period in the months of June and July in 2011. A total of 128 species of butterfly were captured on this film in the magnificent alpine scenery.

    DVD £17.95 Info
  • A Pocket Guide to the Bumblebees of Britain and Ireland
    A Pocket Guide to the Bumblebees of… by Bryan J Pichen

    Colour and b/w illustrations. 64pp. 2006 2nd edition

    Paperback £5.00 Buy Now
  • Bloomsbury Pocket Guide to Butterflies
    Bloomsbury Pocket Guide to Butterflies -

    This accessible guide provides comprehensive detail on over 70 species of butterfly common to Britain and Europe, and provides tips on where and when to look for Butterflies and information on their life cycle. Species are illustrated in over 200 remarkable full-colour photographs.

    Paperback £10.00 Buy Now
  • Woodlice (Synopses of the British Fauna 49)
    Woodlice (Synopses of the British Fauna… by Oliver, et al

    Keys and notes for identification of the species. Line drawings 135pp 1993

    Paperback £19.00 Buy Now
  • Earthworms
    Earthworms by R W Sims, B M Gerard

    Line drawings 169pp. Revised edition 1999

    Paperback £21.00 Buy Now
  • Hawaii (Travellers' Wildlife Guides)
    Hawaii (Travellers' Wildlife Guides) by Les Beletsky

    Information on Hawaii habitats and the most common plants you will encounter. Illustrations of approximately 475 of the most common fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. 404pp. 2006

    Paperback £18.99 Buy Now
  • Garden Bugs and Beasties
    Garden Bugs and Beasties by Rebecca Farley-Brown

    Head down your garden and peer amongst the flowers, grasses and plant pots, and you will find an amazing range of little creatures. From shieldbugs to slugs and snails, from froghoppers to flower beetles, this new fold-out chart covers some of the commonest little animals you will find in the garden.

    8 page fold out laminated chart £3.00 Buy Now
  • A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada
    A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of… by Barry Knisley et al.

    An accessible, unique, and comprehensive regional field guide to the tiger beetle. 33 colour plates, along with species identification maps. More than 2,600 species of tiger beetles are found all over the world. In North America there are 116 species of tiger beetle, divided into 153 geographically distinct races.  The second edition of A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada provides essential information to recognize and easily identify tiger beetles for established naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

    Paperback £32.99 Buy Now
  • The BBKA Guide to Beekeeping
    The BBKA Guide to Beekeeping by Ivor Davis, Roger Cullum-Kenyon

    The number of people interested and active in keeping bees at an amateur level has continued to increase over the past few years in both rural and urban situations. This guide, aimed at beginning beekeepers, and the only one to be endorsed by the BBKA provides an authoritative text, along with clear photographs and illustrations.The book introduces the reader to beekeeping, including such areas as the workings of the colony, the structure of a hive, how to acquire bees and keep them healthy and what happens in each month in a beekeeping year.Each chapter is accompanied by anecdotes, answers to frequently asked questions and fascinating facts about bees and honey.The new edition includes new step-by-step sequences to illustrate procedures such as containing a swarm, identifying the queen, using a smoker and cleaning a hive as well as more information on different kinds of hives, disease management and many other key areas.

    Paperback £18.99 Buy Now
  • Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland
    Field Guide to the Bees of Great… by Steven J Falk

    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.

    Paperback £35.00 Buy Now
  • Bird-Dropping Tortrix Moths of the British Isles
    Bird-Dropping Tortrix Moths of the… by Jon Clifton, Jim Wheeler

    A comprehensive new field guide to the bird-dropping Tortrix moths of Great Britain and Ireland. Written by Jon Clifton and Jim Wheeler, Bird-Dropping Tortrix Moths of the British Isles shows classic examples of bird-dropping mimics, such as the Apotomis, Hedya and Epinotia and some of the cryptic black and white cochylids. The moths are shown in their resting position, alongside a set specimen, with a brief account giving distinguishing features and use of coloured pointers to highlight the critical areas in a user friendly way. Maps show Vice-county distribution across the British Isles, alongside seasonal flight graphs and life size representations of each species, to aid identification.

    New in the second edition: It is five years since the publication of the first edition of Bird-Dropping Tortrix Moths of the British Isles. This revised edition contains updated photographs, maps and text, along with additional species and new comparison plates. The species list has also been updated, re-ordered and numbered to follow the new UK checklist.

    Paperback £23.99 Buy Now
  • Bloomsbury Pocket Guide to Insects
    Bloomsbury Pocket Guide to Insects by Bob Gibbons

     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.

    Paperback £10.00 Buy Now
  • Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies of Sri Lanka
    Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies… by Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne

    An easy-to-use identification guide to 148 butterflies and 78 dragonflies covering the species most commonly seen in Sri Lanka. For each butterfly species the text describes identification features, flight characteristics, distribution and larval food plants. For each dragonfly species the text describes identification features, habitats and distribution. Common and scientific names listed. Overview of species classification, topography, life cycles, feeding habits, behaviour, conservation and butterfly larvae food plants. The first pocket photographic guide combining dragonflies and butterflies into one portable book. Includes complete checklist of the butterflies and dragonflies of Sri Lanka.

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
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