Tuesday, April 2, 2013
SUMMARY: Britain's Hoverflies is a beautifully illustrated photographic field guide to all the genera of hoverflies found in Britain, focusing on the species that can be most readily identified. Designed to be accessible and to appeal to a wide audience, the book contains more than 500 remarkable photographs of the various life stages of 165 species, including at least one representative from each of the 70 British genera. Easy-to-use species accounts summarize the species' status, highlight the key identification features, provide notes on behaviour and habitat requirements, and contain a distribution map and phenology chart. The book contains a guide to the hoverfly tribes, and introductory chapters examine hoverfly biology, and where and when to look for hoverflies.
This field guide is the perfect companion for wildlife enthusiasts, professional ecologists, and anyone with an interest in this fascinating group of insects.
This book includes:
*More than 500 remarkable photographs.
*Covers 165 species that can be identified by eye or with a magnifying glass, including at least one representative from each of the 70 British genera.
*Species accounts highlight the key identification features of each genus and species, and provide information on status, behaviour, and habitat requirements.
*Maps and charts show the distribution of each species and their flight periods.
*A guide to hoverfly tribes provides an aid to identification.
*Introductory chapters explore hoverfly biology and where and when to look for them.
*A complete list of the 281 hoverfly species recorded in Britain to date, with an indication for each of the degree of identification difficulty.
RECOMMENDATION: Anyone with an interest in these insects will want this book.