Books on BREEDING butterflies and moths

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Breeding the British Butterflies
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Breeding the British Butterflies    Peter Cribb


 A good practical handbook covering all aspects of butterfly breeding, including general techniques, equipment, and hints on how to breed each of the British species, foodplants, hand-pairing etc. written by an expert on British Butterflies. 


60 pages, 6 figures, 5 plates.  Paperback 8.25 x 5.75"



Breeding Butterflies & Moths - Ekkehard Friedrich
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Breeding Butterflies & Moths   Ekkehard Friedrich


A practical Handbook for British and European butterflies and moths. Very highly recommended.


Information on breeding 1000 species. 10 x 8". 176 pages. 47 text figures.


 A complete and important book for anyone keen to breed and conserve insects.  One of our best selling titles.



Caterpillars of the British Isles, Colour Identification Guide.  Jim Porter
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Caterpillars of the British Isles, Colour Identification Guide.  Jim Porter

Illustrates 850 butterfly and moth larvae. 

Books for identifying caterpillars are very scarce.  This excellent caterpillar guide is now available again. Foodplants, Habits etc. detailed for each species. 

Compliments Skinner’s Moths. Hardback    275 pages. 

The best guide for many years.

Larval Foodplants of the Butterflies of Britain & Ireland
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Larval Foodplants of the Butterfies of Britain and Ireland    Peter Cribb


A valuable and comprehensive little book of the known larval foodplants of our native and immigrant butterflies using vernacular and scientific names.


Also including "How to Encourage Butterflies to Live in Your Garden" by the late Peter Cribb.  62 pages. Paperback 8.25 x 5.75”





Larval Foodplants  P.B.M Allen
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Larval Foodplants     P.B.M Allen

A comprehensive guide to the foodplants of British Lepidoptera with alternative plants. 

This is useful for breeders.  Hardcover. 126 pages.