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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The Butterflies of Britain and Ireland   layout image

by Jeremy Thomas

illustrated by Richard Lewington

This completely revised edition brings this classic work up to date, with all the species accounts substantially revised to reflect the latest information and research. Richard Lewington has also painted nearly 100 new artworks. Illustration type: Colour illustrations, 288pp. Revised edition 2014

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M24189 Paperback  £18.95
Slugs of Britain and Ireland; Identification, Understanding and Control Slugs of Britain and Ireland; Identification, Understanding and Control   layout image

by Ben Rowseon / James Turner / Roy Anderson / Bill Symondson

Provides comprehensive, picture-based identification charts and species accounts for 46 slug and semi-slug species now known from Britain or Ireland. It includes advice on recognising the pest species and their control in gardens. Illustration type: Colour photographs, Illustrations, Distribution maps, 136pp. 2014

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M24277 Paperback  £14.50
Insects of Ireland; An Illustrated Introduction to Ireland's Common Insect Groups Insects of Ireland; An Illustrated Introduction to Ireland's Common Insect Groups   layout image

by Stephen McCormack / Eugenie Regan / Chris Shield

This comprehensive compact guide to over 120 of Ireland's most popular insects includes all Irish species of butterflies, bumblebees, dragonflies, ladybirds, grasshoppers and shieldbugs. All are illustrated in colour with clear descriptions to aid accurate identification. Laid out in a user-friendly fashion enabling novice entomologists and anyone interested in Irish wildlife to recognise these miniature marvels. Accurate up-to-date information for each species is presented in a clear and concise style. Illustration type: Colour photographs, Distribution maps, 160pp. 2014

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M24230 Paperback  £12.50
Bumble Bees of North America; An Identification Guide Bumble Bees of North America; An Identification Guide   layout image

by Paul Williams / Robbin Thorp / Leif Richardson / Sheila Colla

This is the first comprehensive guide to North American bumble bees to be published in more than a century. It allows amateur and professional naturalists to identify all 46 bumble bee species found north of Mexico and to understand their ecology and changing geographic distributions. Illustrated keys allow identification of colour morphs and social castes. Illustration type: Colour illustrations, Distribution maps, 208pp. 2014

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M24219 Paperback  £16.95
Wisdom for Beekeepers; 500 Tips for Successful Beekeeping Wisdom for Beekeepers; 500 Tips for Successful Beekeeping   layout image

by James E Tew

A comprehensive collection of 500 beekeeping tips that covers all aspects of beekeeping including: Becoming a Beekeeper, Beekeeping Equipment, The Beekeeping Year, Getting Live Bees, Colony Management, Honey, Bee By-Products, Pollination, Ailments, and Bee Biology. The tips are grouped logically so that novices can build their knowledge gradually, while old hands may prefer to dip in and out at random or use the index to refer to specific topics. An ideal introductory read for newcomers to beekeeping, and a perfect gift for more experienced beekeepers. Illustration type: Colour illustrations, 288pp. 2014

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M24202 Hardback  £14.99
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. 2014

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M24158 Paperback  £8.99
As Libelulas de Portugal/ The Dragonflies of Portugal As Libelulas de Portugal/ The Dragonflies of Portugal   layout image

by Ernestino Maravalhas / Albano Soares

Features the 67 species that are known to occur in Portugal. For each species there is a concise text, map and photographs of the living dragonflies in their natural environment. Text in Portugese and English. Illustration type: Colour photographs, Distribution maps, 335pp. 2013

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M24125 Paperback  £49.95
DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES OF THE WEST DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES OF THE WEST   layout image

by Dennis Paulson

A guide to all 348 dragonfly and damselfly species of western North America. Species accounts describe key identification features, distribution, flight season, similar species, habitat, and natural history. Colour photographs, line drawings, distribution maps, 544pp. 2011

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M23672 Paperback  £19.95
DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES OF THE EAST DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES OF THE EAST   layout image

by Dennis Paulson

A guide to all 336 dragonfly and damselfly species of eastern North America, from the rivers of Manitoba to the Florida cypress swamps. Species accounts describe key identification features, distribution, flight season, similar species, habitat, and natural history. Colour photographs, line drawings, distribution maps, 544pp. 2011

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M23664 Paperback  £19.95
DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES OF THE EAST DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES OF THE EAST   layout image

by Dennis Paulson

A guide to all 336 dragonfly and damselfly species of eastern North America, from the rivers of Manitoba to the Florida cypress swamps. Species accounts describe key identification features, distribution, flight season, similar species, habitat, and natural history. Colour photographs, line drawings, distribution maps, 544pp. 2011

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M23663 Hardback  £59.00
BEES A Natural History BEES A Natural History   layout image

by Christopher O'Toole

Immerses readers in the world of a group of insects whose diversity of form and behaviour is eloquent testimony to the fine-tuning of natural selection. Topics include what are bees? (The Wasp Inheritance), bees as foragers, their nesting instinct, on-board computing facility, sun-compass orientation and sense of time, bees and flowering plants and much more. Colour photographs, 240pp. 2013

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M23642 Hardback  £30.00
Dragonfly Dragonfly   layout image
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written and photographed by David Chandler

The book begins with an overview of the worlds of the damselflies and trude dragonflies. The rest of the book includes information on how dragonflies find their breeding sites, along with their flight, feeding, breeding and life cycle, from egg to larva to emergence and finally to glorious, airborne adults. Illustration type: Colour photographs, 128pp. 2013

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M21804 Hardback  RRP: £14.99  Now: £8.99
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