Princeton: Princeton University Press/WILDGuides, 2012. Octavo, paperback, colour photographs, maps.
A beautifully illustrated photographic field guide to all the genera of hoverflies found in Britain, focusing on the species most likely to be identified. Accessible and designed to appeal to a wide audience, the book contains more than 500 remarkable photographs exploring the various life stages of all 69 hoverfly genera and the 164 most commonly seen species. Easy-to-use species accounts highlight key identification features, including status, behaviour, and habitat requirements. The book also contains distribution maps, phenology charts, and introductory chapters that examine hoverfly biology. This guide is the perfect companion for wildlife enthusiasts, professional ecologists, and anyone with an interest in this unique insect family. I includes more than 500 remarkable photographs depict all 69 hoverfly genera and the 164 most commonly seen species in Britain that can be identified by eye or with a magnifying glass . It offers introductory chapters that explore hoverfly biology. Species accounts highlight key features of each genus and species, including status, behaviour, and habitat. Maps and phenology charts examine hoverfly distribution.
It is a complete list of the 281 hoverfly species recorded in Britain to date with degrees of identification difficulty.
Price: $47.00 AU