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Ball, S. & Morris, R., 2013

Britain's Hoverflies: an introduction to the hoverflies of Britain

A thorough guide to all the common species using a mixture of keys, tables, field photographs and stacked macro images.

Very detailled coverage is given to the diagnostic features and they are clearly illustrated by well-labelled macro photography.

Publisher Princeton University Press
Pages 297
Coverage All the British genera, and 165 of the 281 species, recognised at the time.
Illustrations Colour photographs and line drawings.
Identify In the field (also useful to examine with x8 or x10 hand lens).
Specimen Prep. Microscopic examination of pinned specimens required in some cases.
Difficulty Mostly straightforward, but some genera more diffficult.

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

SYRPHIDAE (hover flies, drone flies, flower flies, hoverfly) Identification Distribution map Current
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