Butterflies of Europe: Identifying Butterflies is Easy – Paperback – 1st July 2004 by Tristan Lafranchis

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I highly recommend this book. Excellent for travels across Europe. Much sought after, out of print English edition.
A secondhand copy that has been lightly used with some foxing to the corners /edges of the cover and light crease to cover but overall in really good condition. Only one available of this sought after, out of print book.

  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Diatheo; First Edition edition (1 July 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 295216200X
  • ISBN-13: 978-2952162005
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2 x 19.5 cm

At last, a field guide which allows to identify with confidence all the butterflies flying in Europe. This book is basically a subdivided determination key. The beginner can follow it step by step untill he gets the name of the butterfly, the keen entomologist can directly go to the relevant genus or species. There are about 1300 colour photos of living butterflies with useful lines pointing to distinguishing features. For each species the text, photos and distribution map are presented together. The distribution maps are precised and updated, with detailed maps for local species. The author’s aim is to enable the identification of all species in the field without killing them, and there are genitalia drawings for the more difficult species with a method to check them without killing. This pocket field guide (13 x 19 cm, 352 pages, 500 grams, softcover) has everything to become the ideal companion of your travels and excursions.


Almost everything in this book is innovative (…). — Roger L. H. Dennis, ENTOMOLOGIST’S GAZETTE, 2005
I have no hesitation in recommending it as a first-class volume (…) — Rob Parker, JOURNAL of ENTOMOLOGY and NATURAL HISTORY ,2005
It really is an addition to the existing guides and one that goes much further than the others. — Martin Warren, BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION, 2004
a must for anyone interested in identifying butterflies. — David Withrington, ENGLISH NATURE MAGAZINE, 2004

From the Publisher

This guide has been especially designed to be used in the field: small size and weight, large print easy to read, colour photos of living butterflies with arrows pointing to distinguishing features.

Additional information

Weight 500 g
Dimensions 130 x 20 x 195 mm


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