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Short Description: Britain's Hoverflies is a beautifully illustrated photographic field guide to the hoverflies of Britain, focusing on the species that can be most readily identified. It is the... Read more
Britain's Hoverflies is a beautifully illustrated photographic field guide to the hoverflies of Britain, focusing on the species that can be most readily identified. It is the perfect companion for wildlife enthusiasts, professional ecologists and anyone else with an interest in this fascinating group of insects, and is designed to appeal to beginners and experts alike.
Accessible, authoritative and easy to use, this book contains hundreds of remarkable photographs of the various life stages of those species that can be identified by eye or with a magnifying glass, with coverage of at least one representative from each of the British genera. It also features an essential guide to the hoverfly tribes. Detailed species accounts summarize the species' status, highlight the key identification features, provide notes on behaviour and habitat requirements and include flight-period charts and up-to-date distribution maps. Sections on hoverfly biology, where and when to look for hoverflies, legislation and conservation, photographing hoverflies, recording hoverflies and gardening for hoverflies are also included.
This fully revised and updated second edition:
Features more than 650 stunning colour photographsProvides detailed information for the 167 species that can be most readily identified, including at least one species from each of the 68 genera recorded in BritainIncludes a complete list of the 283 hoverfly species recorded in Britain to date, with an indication of how difficult each is to identify
Britain's Hoverflies Paperback edition by Stuart Ball
*Frontmatter, pg. 1*Contents, pg. 3*Foreword, pg. 7*Preface, pg. 9*Introduction, pg. 10*Is it a Hoverfly?, pg. 12*Hoverfly biology, pg. 15*Finding hoverflies, pg. 34*Glossary, pg. 46*Identifying hoverflies, pg. 49*Bacchini, pg. 71*Paragini, pg. 92*Syrphini, pg. 94*Callicerini, pg. 154*Cheilosiini, pg. 158*Chrysogastrini, pg. 180*Eristalini, pg. 198*Merodontini, pg. 220*Pelecocerini, pg. 226*Pipizini, pg. 228*Sericomyiini, pg. 240*Volucellini, pg. 244*Xylotini, pg. 250*Microdon, pg. 272*List of British and Irish hoverflies, pg. 276*Photographing hoverflies, pg. 285*Collecting hoverflies, pg. 291*Legislation and conservation, pg. 296*Recording hoverflies, pg. 297*Gardening for hoverflies, pg. 299*Further reading and useful addresses, pg. 302*Acknowledgements, pg. 304*Photographic credits, pg. 305*Index of scientific names, pg. 309
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