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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”





Collins Complete Guide to British Butterflies and Moths
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Collins Complete Guide to British Butterflies and Moths by Paul Sterry, Andrew Cleave and Rob Read.

A comprehensive and fully illustrated guide, with more than 2500 photographs to help identify each species of butterfly and macro moth found in Britain and Ireland with ease.

Includes details on behaviour, eggs and larvae, status, geographical range and preferred habits, along with a section dealing with the ‘rarest of the rare’ - extinct species or very rare immigrants. 

Softcover, 368 pages

Lepidopterist's Handbook NEW
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Lepidopterist's Handbook NEW  by Peter May

A NEW HARDBACK edition.  Includes many new topics, including field equipment and methods, moth trapping, breeding considerations and conservation.

228 pages with 24 colour plates and 41 b/w plates

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.

Preparing & Maintaining a Collection of Butterflies and Moths
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Preparing & Maintaining a Collection of Butterflies and Moths by Peter May and Martin White

New edition of the previous book entitled "Killing, Setting, Storing Guide."

28 pages with plates


Drawing and Painting Insects
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Drawing and Painting Insects by Andrew Tyzack

An inspiring guide to help capture the beauty of insects by understanding their structure, behaviour, movement, colour and habitat.

Superbly illustrated with examples and insights from leading artists. 

Softcover, 192 pages.