The most comprehensive guide to diurnal European butterfly identification. Over 400 distribution maps and more than 2000 full-colour illustrations portray the male, the female and each of the different forms of every species. All 440 species observed are covered and a summary of the information currently available on taxonomy, distribution, identification and variability, flight time, habitat, biology, behaviour and conservation status is provided. Texts provide an abundance of information about the plants fed on , making it easier to locate adult butterflies. Revised and up-dated for Spain by specialists, including new information on distribution and feeding. Bibliography amended so as to include essential references on diurnal Spanish butterflies.
- Over 400 maps and 2.000 illustrations.