Britain's Spiders is a photographic guide to all 37 of the British families, focussing on spiders that can be identified in the field. Illustrated with a remarkable collection of photographs, it is designed to be accessible to a wide audience, including those new to spider identification.
More than 600 remarkable photographs depict all 69 hoverfly genera and the most commonly seen species in Britain that can be identified by eye or with a magnifying glass
Introductory chapters explore hoverfly biology
Species accounts highlight key features of each genus and species, including status, behavior, and habitat
Maps and phenology charts examine hoverfly distribution
A complete list of the hoverfly species recorded in Britain to date with degrees of identification difficulty.
Since 1991, Stuart Ball and Roger Morris have jointly run the Hoverfly Recording Scheme. They are the co-authors of Provisional Atlas of British Hoverflies and active members of the Dipterists Forum (the society promoting the study of flies).
Softback 384 pp. 300 colour photos. colour illus and distribution maps.
L.Bee, G.Oxford & H.Smith, Prinecton Press 2017