Experience the joy of discovering the natural world around you with this beautiful pocket guide to British butterflies, an inspiration and treat designed to enthral all nature lovers. This comprehensive guide to the butterflies of Britain depicts both male and female insects. Species descriptions include details on taxonomic nomenclature, distribution, flight period, variation, habitat, behaviour and life cycle. Subspecies are included where there is significant variation, and distribution maps accompany each widespread species. Illustrated by Richard Lewington, the world's leading butterfly illustrator, this is the ideal pocket guide for travelling naturalists and butterfly enthusiasts alike and is an essential addition to every nature lover's bookshelves.