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 PRIVATE LIFE OF SPIDERS THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SPIDERS   layout image

by Paul Hillyard

A reformatted, redesigned edition of this popular title. Looks at arachnids in a new way, shedding light on the fascinating lives of these complex and highly adaptable creatures. The author lifts the lid on the complex world of spiders, from their hunting strategies and amazing web- spinning skills to their extraordinary courtship displays and devoted care for their young. Colour photographs, 160pp. 2011

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M21038 Hardback  £14.99
The Natural History of HOVERFLIES The Natural History of HOVERFLIES   layout image

by Graham E Rotheray / Francis Gilbert

Hoverfly research has undergone a renaissance over the past 20 years, and this title provides information on their role as a beneficial insect, both economically and environmentally. Chapters cover adults, form and function, populations and life cycles, habitats and communities, flowers and pollination and much more. Colour plates, line drawings, 333pp. 2011

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M21019 Paperback  £32.50
DRAGONFLIES of Kent DRAGONFLIES of Kent   layout image

by John & Gill Brook

Information on the distribution and status of 40 species which have been recorded in the county. Additional information on the life history and behaviour of dragonflies and damselflies, flight periods for all species and the use of exuviae - the shed larval skin - in recording and identification. Includes a key by the authors and information on top sites to visit and the species to be found there. Line drawings, colour photographs, maps, 128pp. 2nd edition 2010

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M21009 Hardback  £18.00
BEES, WASPS AND ANTS of Kent BEES, WASPS AND ANTS of Kent   layout image

by Geoff Allen

Presents information on the distribution and status of 448 species of bees, wasps and ants - the aculeate hymenoptera - which have been recorded in Kent. Distribution maps show how the distribution of many species has changed over time. Each map is accompanied by an individual account of the species, together with information on synonymy and the species' status in the UK and Kent. Line, drawings, colour photographs, distribution maps, 117pp. 2009

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M21008 Hardback  £22.50
Collins New Naturalist GRASSHOPPERS AND CRICKETS Collins New Naturalist GRASSHOPPERS AND CRICKETS   layout image

by Ted Benton

In this latest New Naturalist volume, Ted Benton offers a comprehensive account of the appearance, variations, behaviour, habitat, life-cycles and distribution of all the native British species of bush-crickets, crickets, groundhoppers and grasshoppers. Many details from direct field observation are included, which are published here for the first time. Colour photographs, 532pp. 2012

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M20984 Hardback  £50.00
A Photographic Guide to INSECTS OF THE NEW FOREST and surrounding area A Photographic Guide to INSECTS OF THE NEW FOREST and surrounding area   layout image

by Paul D Brock

The New Forest National Park is one of Britain's richest areas for insects, with an estimated 63% of the UK species. Approximately 1,300 species are included with photographs covering behavioural images and a concise text with key information and locations in which to identify, enjoy and photograph these butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies, shieldbugs, grasshoppers and related species amongst many others. Colour photographs, 320pp. 2011

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M20952 Paperback  £18.95
THE CARABIDAE (ground beetles) of Britain and Ireland THE CARABIDAE (ground beetles) of Britain and Ireland   layout image

by Martin L Luff

Enables reliable identification of the adults of the 350 species of Carabids that occur in Britain and Ireland. Illustrated keys to subfamilies, tribes, genera and species are provided. Notes for each species to confirm identification, 184pp. 2007

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M20971 Paperback  £19.00
A PICTORIAL GUIDE TO THE BRITISH EPHEMEROPTERA A PICTORIAL GUIDE TO THE BRITISH EPHEMEROPTERA   layout image

by Craig Macadam / Cyril Bennett

Provides introductory, picture-based keys and species accounts for both the adults and nymphs of the 51 species of Ephemeroptera that have been recorded in the British Isles. Further information covers the biology and ecology of these large and conspicuous aquatic insects, as well as the main emergence and flight periods of each species. Colour illustrations, distribution maps, 128pp. 2010

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M20886 Paperback  £15.00
THE SECRET LIFE OF THE GLOW-WORM Including the Lesser Glow-worm THE SECRET LIFE OF THE GLOW-WORM Including the Lesser Glow-worm   layout image

by John Horne

An in-depth study of the life and behaviour patterns of glow worms over a nine year period. It provides an insight into the fascinating lives of the common and lesser glow-worm, and some of the research has never before been recorded. Colour photographs, illustrations, 61pp. 2009

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M20875 Paperback  £7.99
SIMPLE KEY TO CADDIS LARVAE SIMPLE KEY TO CADDIS LARVAE   layout image

by Ian Wallace

Caddis larvae are very familiar aquaric insects but only a few of the 198 British and Irish species feature in popular guides. This title provides keys that use features visible with a x10 hand-lens and enables identification to some level of accuracy for any caddis larva collected in the British Isles. B/w illustrations, systematic list, 59pp. 2006

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M20845 Paperback  £6.00
Guide to HARVESTMEN of the British Isles Guide to HARVESTMEN of the British Isles   layout image

by Paul Richards

Covers the adults of the harvestmen found in the field in the British Isles. Harvestmen are spider-like invertebrates that are most commonly seen in late summer and autumn. Colour photographs and text for each species will allow you to quickly make a positive identification. 2010

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M20838 Chart  £3.80
Concise INSECT Guide Concise INSECT Guide   layout image

by Nicholas Hammond

illustrated by Sandra Doyle / Stuart Carter

A concise written account of more than 180 species, including dragonflies, bees, wasps, beetles, bugs and flies found in Britain and the near Continent. Covers size, description, habitat, distribution, foodplants and habits. Colour illustrations, 192pp. 2011

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M20827 Laminate Cover  £4.99
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