The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material. This is the perfect pocket guide for nature enthusiasts keen to identify the most commonly seen butterflies and moths in Britain and northern Europe. Authoritative text, beautiful photographs and detailed illustrations show the distinguishing features of each butterfly and moth to aid identification. Features information on size, habitat, geographical range and months when they can be spotted, as well as names of similar species with which each butterfly or moth could be confused, and details of the differences between them. This new edition builds on the strengths of the unrivalled original, now expanded to include over 240 butterflies and moths.
Michael Chinery is a well-known naturalist and the author of numerous books on insects and garden wildlife, including Collins Nature Guide Garden Wildlife, The Natural History of the Garden and Collins Wildlife Trust Guide: Butterflies of Britain and Europe. For several years he ran field courses to introduce people of all ages to plant and animal life and now lives in Suffolk with his wife Jill.