Books on BREEDING butterflies and moths

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ACP. Butterflies - used copy
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All Colour Paperback BUTTERFLIES Robert Goodden.

No other book gives such plain and practical advice for the study of butterflies and moths.
A comprehensive guide - outlining techniques for the breeding and study of butterflies and moths. This book also shows a grand selection of butterflies of every continent. Packed with essential information, colourful pictures and diagrams by the butterfly artist JOYCE BEE. Paperback. 160  pages. 7 x 4". An essential guide for the beginner.

This book went out of print many years ago. WWB bought the entire stock of the English language edition. Stocks have now sold out. There are some used copies, damage or marking mainly on the covers, which does not materially affect the content. Even these are now down to rather few copies.
Published by Hamlyn. Available only from Worldwide Butterflies.



£29.95 +vat
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"

£7.95 +vat
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.

£77.00 +vat
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”





£7.95 +vat
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.

£6.00 +vat