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Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959

Land and Water Bugs of the British Isles

One of the best volumes in Warne's Wayside & Woodland Series, it's still the most recent work to cover British hemiptera. The keys generally work well and the illustrations are accurate.

All but unobtainable secondhand, it is now available on CD and in print (facsimile edition) from Pisces Conservation.

Publisher Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd.
Pages 436
Edition 1959
Web site
Comments and Corrigenda A page of errata precedes page 1.
Coverage All the British species known at the time.
Illustrations 32 colour plates of paintings in the text, with stipple or line drawings on the reverse.
Identify Under a Stereo Microscope.
Specimen Prep. Pinned specimens, occasional genitalia preps necessary.
Difficulty Mostly comparatively easy.

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

HEMIPTERA (bugs) Identification Current


Includes downloadable cross-reference list updating the names HetNews
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