Butterflies of Europe
by Tristan Lafranchis
Butterflies of Europe by Tristan Lafranchis is the most complete and up to date photographic guide to Europe's butterflies. It is a 350 page , paperback tome and fits easily into a rucksack for field trips. There are both upperside and underside photos for most species with male and female where sexual dimorphism is marked. The text includes a key to help identify the species and there are also general details on flight periods, habitat and altitudinal range aswell as distribution maps. Below is an example of a double page:
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Almost everything in this book is innovative (…). The proof of its value will gradually emerge over the next decade or so."
Prof. Roger L. H. Dennis, ENTOMOLOGIST'S GAZETTE
"I have no hesitation in recommending it as a first-class volume (…) It is also the fruit of a great deal of expertise, and I expect my copy to get a lot of use."
Rob Parker, JOURNAL of ENTOMOLOGY and NATURAL HISTORY
"It really is an addition to the existing guides to the butterflies of Europe and one that goes much further than the others."
Martin Warren, BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION
"A must for anyone interested in identifying butterflies."
David Withrington, ENGLISH NATURE MAGAZINE
"To test it out a group of 12 enthusiasts used the guide on a trip to the Pyrenees. Their verdict was that it did surprisingly well. Indeed, it became our group's book of choice."
Nick Bowles, ATROPOS
"I have attempted to use several of the best known "field guides" available and found each to be quite inadequate. (…) Finally, however, help has arrived ! With the publication of Tristan Lafranchis's butterflies of Europe, I cannot wait to go back to Europe to butterfly (…). I highly recommend this book."
Ahmet Baytas, AMERICAN BUTTERFLIES
"This is positively the best European ID book I have yet discovered."
Howard Frost, BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION YORKSHIRE