Insects and Invertebrates

Everything for the amateur or serious entomologist. From colourful visual Identification charts to titles devoted to specific families of Lepidoptera and Microlepidoptera. Atlases on ground beetles, a title on the habits and lifestyles of earthworms and a title on moth traps and how to use them. Illustrated guides and photographic guides to help you discover these fascinating creatures that share our world.



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DRAGONFLIGHT In search of Britain's dragonflies and damselflies DRAGONFLIGHT In search of Britain's dragonflies and damselflies   layout image

by Marianne Taylor

Takes us through two summers following a quest to find, photograph and get to know the remarkable insects in all their variety. Colour photographs, 256pp. 2013

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M21727 Hardback  £16.99
A Sting in the Tale A Sting in the Tale   layout image

by Dave Goulson

One of the UK's most respected conservationists and the founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Goulson combines Gerald Durrell-esque tales of a child's growing passion for nature with a deep insight into the crucial importance of the bumblebee. He details the minutiae of life in their nests, sharing fascinating research into the effects intensive farming has had on our bee populations and on the potential dangers if we are to continue down this path, 256pp. 2013

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M21724 Hardback  £16.99
Illustrated Key to the Families of British Springtails (Collembola) Illustrated Key to the Families of British Springtails (Collembola)   layout image

by Thom Dallimore / Peter Shaw

An illustrated key to the families of Collembola in Britain. Although not as detailed as Hopkin (2007), the authors hope that this new guide will encourage more recording of these tiny but vital animals. Colour and black and white illustrations.

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M21698 Chart  £3.00
Key to the Earthworms of the UK and Ireland Key to the Earthworms of the UK and Ireland   layout image

by Emma Sherlock

Enables users to identify all 27 species of earthwoms found living freely in the UK and Ireland. A special feature of this book is a fully illustrated guide to the main external features used in the key; experience has shown that these are often a significant barrier in earthworm identification. Detailed species accounts are also included. Colour photographs, b/w illustrations, tables, 44pp. 2012

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M21697 Paperback  £7.50
Keys to the Adults of Seed and Leaf Beetles Keys to the Adults of Seed and Leaf Beetles   layout image

by David Hubble

Covers the adults of the Chrysomelidae (277 species including the Bruchinae, previously considered a family rather than subfamily), Orsodacnidae (2 species, previously placed in the Chrysomelidae) and Megalopodidae (3 species, also previously in the Chrysomelidae). Illustrated keys to subfamilies and small families, genera and species are provided. B/w line drawings, 136pp. 2012

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M21696 Paperback  £8.50
GUIDE TO INSECTS OF THE BRITISH ISLES GUIDE TO INSECTS OF THE BRITISH ISLES   layout image

by Richard Lewington

Avoiding technical jargon, this chart shows you precisely what to look out for to recognise mayflies, dragonflies, stoneflies, alderflies, snakeflies, scorpionflies, true flies, earwigs, cockroaches, grasshoppers, crickets, bees, wasps, ants, butterflies, moths, antlions, silverfish, firebrats, bristletails, thrips and many others. 2012

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M21656 Chart  £3.00
Explorer INSECTS AND ARACHNIDS OF QATAR Explorer INSECTS AND ARACHNIDS OF QATAR   layout image

by Frances Gillespie

The Qatar Nature Explorer series offers a unique insight into Qatar's natural history and wildlife, and is an essential resource for schools and parents, 32pp. 2013

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M21620 Hardback  £4.99
A SLOW PASSION Snails, My Garden and Me A SLOW PASSION Snails, My Garden and Me   layout image

by Ruth Brooks

When BBC Radio 4's Material World programme announced a search for the UK's top amateur scientist, little did anyone expect that the winning experiment would comprise one of our humblest garden pests. Ruth Brooks posed this question: Do snails have a homing instinct? The nation was gripped by the unexpected thesis and by Ruth's online diaries, which catalogued her trials and tribulations as she got to grips with these slimy gastropods. Illustrations, 320pp. 2013

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M21608 Paperback  £12.99
Guide to the  LADYBIRD LARVAE of the British Isles Guide to the LADYBIRD LARVAE of the British Isles   layout image

by Peter Brown / Helen Roy / Richard Comont / Remy Poland

illustrated by Chris Shields

Ladybird larvae are often found, but not well known, as they look so different from adult ladybirds. This new 8-panel fold-out chart with illustrations of the larvae of the 26 ladybird species featured on the earlier Ladybirds chart and a selection of photographs of pupae. 2012

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M21606 Chart  £3.00
The Story Of The FLY And how it could save the world The Story Of The FLY And how it could save the world   layout image

by Jason Drew / Justine Joseph

This title will take you behind the pesky reputation and inside the brain and body of the much misunderstood fly. It investigates the insect as pest and how man has tried tirelessly, often unsuccessfully, to kill it and explores everything from how it walks on ceilings to how it survives Ice Ages and outsmarts all manner of fly swots, toxins and traps. Ultimately it introduces the fly as a future hero that could save he world. How? By recycling waste nutrients and generating sustainable protein to spare the fish in the ocean and feed the ever growing population, 194pp. 2012

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M21604 Paperback  £9.99
PLANTS FOR BEES A Guide to the Plants that Benefit the Bees of the British Isles PLANTS FOR BEES A Guide to the Plants that Benefit the Bees of the British Isles   layout image

by W D J Kirk / F N Howes

An informative book that provides gardeners, beekeepers and bee lovers with all the information they need to create a healthy environment for the many species of bee in the British Isles. Explains the importance of planting flowers for both long and short tongued species. A simple key system allows gardeners to quickly identify the advantages of more than 300 plants for each type of bee. 2012

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M21598 Hardback  £25.00
HONEYBEES   layout image

by John Feltwell

The aim of this publication is to stimulate interest in honeybees, as their fortunes have been under threat over the last few years. Covers predators, honeybees in trouble, the Varroamite and Colony Collapse Disorder. Colour photographs, 60pp. 2012

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M21594 Paperback  £10.00
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