Colour Identification Guide to British Butterflies
1973, hard cover, 27.5 x 19.5cm. Contains 48 colour plates. 24 plates of adults and 24 plates of early stages with captions, tabulated data on species and scientific names.
Over 650 colour specimens.
The main part of the text is arranged in concise information tables, giving common name of each species, then the plate references, family and scientific names, author, status, British racial names (which is a unique feature of this publication), short notes on variation, habitat, distribution, a calendar indicating the stages found in the relative month, and finally the larval food plants plus the number of larval stages and broods of adults.