This book is aimed equally at the nature enthusiast who wishes to know about the insects he comes across and at the accomplished entomologist. As well as illustrations it includes information about systematic biology and the collection and conservation of insects. Dragonflies, crickets, locusts, beetles, bumblebees and butterflies; the reader will be astonished as much by their abundance as their diversity. Covers the main insect groups of Europe and its neighbouring regions. Exquisite presentation: more than 5000 species illustrated with photographs taken specially for this book, presented in 185 colour plates. With an extensive bibliography for those who wish to read further.
- 185 plates with colour photographs.