This is a comprehensive photo-illustrated guide to the caterpillars of butterflies and macro-moths of the British Isles. Having been out of print for a number of years and much sought after, Apollo Books is pleased to announce this reprint, which has received unreserved support from the best entomologists.
The book examines over 850 different species - about 95% of resident, extinct, regular, or irregular immigrant species to the British Isles. Though the book illustrates British species, it is valuable for all lepidopterists. Many of the species have never been illustrated as caterpillars before, either by artwork or by photography. All specimens are photographed in natural situations and include many varieties indigenous to continental Europe. The text includes a look at larva, foodplants, habits, and information on how to breed the species. It will appeal to anyone with an interest in European Macrolepidoptera.
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