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Britain's Dragonflies

By Dave Smallshire and Andy Swash

Published by WildGuides, 2010.
Softback with plastic cover.  Size 210 x 150 mm, 208pp.
ISBN 978 1 903657 29 4
Price £17.95
(Note that FBA discount does NOT apply)

A comprehensive photographic guide to all 57 species of Britain and Ireland. Fully revised from Edition 1, with new photographs and 40 additional maps, this popular book now has a comprehensive guide to identifying larvae.  Comprehensively updated on the status and distribution of dragonflies and damselflies across Britain and Ireland, and with stunning photography, it aims to help both the beginner and the expert to gain new knowledge of these fascinating creatures.

Main features:

  • An easy-to-use approach to identification.
  • A comprehensive photographic guide to the dragonflies of Britain and Ireland, covering the 57 regularly occurring species, plus 10 vagrants, 427 photos, 190 illustrations & 66 maps.
  • Pocket-sized with a flexible cover, its innovative, simple-to-use format aims to help dragonfly-watchers identify any species they encounter - whether they are a beginner or an expert.
  • Full colour throughout, with 55 remarkable colour plates produced using the latest digital image technology that depict typical views of each dragonfly as well as 10 pages on larval identification.
  • The text covers the key identification features or each species and includes information on status, behaviour, habitat requirements and distribution. 6 pages of adult identification charts.
  • A guide on when and where to find them is included for each species.

As with all WildGuide books, donations from proceeds are made by WildGuides to conservation charities, in this case, The British Dragonfly Society.

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