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Celebrating our 40th Anniversary!
1982 - 2022

Books and DVDs

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Publications

The Butterflies of Southampton
Dr. Andy Barker, Phil Budd

The mail order price is £4.50 (includes p+p). All proceeds are donated to Butterfly Conservation. Cheques should be made payable to "Butterfly Conservation Hampshire Branch" and sent to Andy Barker, 13 Ashdown Close, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 5QF, together with the address to which the booklet is to be sent.

The Butterflies of HampshireMatthew Dates (Editor), John Taverner (Editor), David Green (Editor), Brian Fletcher (Illustrator), David Thelwell (Illustrator)

Moths of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Barry Goater, Tim Norriss

A Photographic Guide to Insects of the New Forest and Surrounding Area
Paul D Brock

General Lepidoptera Publications

Caterpillars of the British Isles
Jim Porter

The Aurelian Legacy
The Hon Miriam Rothschild (Foreword), Michael A. Salmon, Peter Marren, Basil Harley

Butterfly Publications

British and Irish Butterflies
Adrian Riley
An excellent field guide that details all resident species and for the first time includes many regional subspecies and polymorphic forms

Philip's Guide to Butterflies of Britain and Ireland
Jeremy Thomas
An updated version of Jeremy Thomas' popular 1980's guide

The Millenium Atlas of Butterflies in Britain and Ireland
Jim Asher (Editor), et al

Britain's Butterflies
David Tomlinson, Rob Still

Pocket Guide to the Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland
Richard Lewington

The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland
Volume 7 (1) Hesperiidae to Nymphalidae (the Butterflies)

A. Maitland Emmet (Editor), J.H. Heath (Editor)

The Butterflies of Britain & Ireland
Jeremy Thomas, Richard Lewington
Simply the best book on British butterflies to date but now out of print

Moth Publications

British Moths and Butterflies - A Photographic Guide
Chris Manley
The first to provide top quality photographs of a large proportion of the species that occur here.

Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland
Paul Waring, Martin Townsend, Richard Lewington (Illustrator)

A Complete Guide to British Moths
Margaret Brooks
Worth seeking out for its wonderful photographs of all stages of the life cycle of a selection of British species. OUP.

Moths of the British Isles
Bernard Skinner

British Pyralid Moths
Barry Goater
Essential for anyone wishing to get to grips with this group.

Atlas motyli Polski
Buszko, J.
OK, so it's in Polish, but the flight times and foodplants are easily understandable and the plates of geometers and especially the pugs are second to none.

Microlepidoptera of Europe – Vol 1 Pterophoridae
The only book on plumes available
Hawk-moths of Great Britain and Europe
L. H. Newman
L. H. Newman’s classic is now out of print but it’s worth tracking down a secondhand copy

The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland
Vol 3 is one of six volumes published on moths so far. Essential for anyone getting into micros. The paperback copies are good value.
The Natural History of Moths
Mark Young
A fantastic read, wonderfully written and a mine of information.


A Butterfly Year
Paul Wetton

Two DVDs showing all of Britains 58 breeding species
filmed in a single year

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