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The Complete Book of British Butterflies


IT is now nearly thirty years since South's “Butterflies of the British Isles“was first published, and this, in its successive editions, has remained the best book on the subject both for the beginner and the more advanced collector. In 1929, Mr. Frohawk brought out his “Natural History of the British Butterflies”, but the price of this was beyond most pockets. Mr. Frohawk has now challenged the supremacy of South's book by re-issuing, in a cheaper form, the essential illustrations from his larger book with good descriptions of all stages of the insects and excellent biological notes. All the illustrations and the greater part of the letterpress are the original work of the author. This has many advantages but some drawbacks, as, for example, a rather sweepingly exact statement that in Erebia epiphron “The larval stage lasts 288 days”.

The Complete Book of British Butterflies.

By F. W. Frohawk. Pp. 384 + 32 plates. (London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock and Co., Ltd., 1934.) 10s. 6d. net.

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