Butterfly Conservation is dedicated to conserving both butterflies and moths. For information about the status of moths in Suffolk, please visit the Suffolk Moths website. Click here to visit the Suffolk Moths website
35 species of butterfly occur naturally in Suffolk, including regular migrants and the newly-arrived Silver-washed Fritillary.
Flight Times Of Suffolk Butterflies
Suffolk's Butterflies, their BAP status and larval foodplants
BAP = Biodiversity Action Plan.
Recommended Books on Butterflies and Moths
Butterfly Identification Guide (folding plastic) by the Field Studies Council. £3 from Suffolk Wildlife Trust.
The Butterflies of Suffolk , 1986, by Howard Mendel & Steve Piotrowski. Published by Suffolk Naturalists' Society. £5 from SNS [You can order from the Museum by phone, 01473 433547].
The Millennium Atlas of Suffolk Butterflies, 2001, by Richard Stewart. Published by Suffolk Naturalists'Society. £5 from SNS [You can order from the Museum by phone, 01473 433547].
Pocket Guide to the Butterflies of Great Britain, 2003, by Richard Lewington. British Wildlife Publishing. £10.
Britain's Butterflies, 2010, by David Newland, David Tomlinson & Rob Still. Wild Guides. £17.50.
Discovering Butterflies in Britain by Prof David Newland 2006 WildGuides. Where to find particular species. (ISBN 10903657-121-1 - £19.95).
The Butterflies of Britain & Ireland, 2010, by Jeremy Thomas & Richard Lewington. British Wildlife Publishing. Excellent detail. £22
The Millennium Atlas of Butterflies in Britain and Ireland, 2000, Asher et al. Oxford University Press. £30.
A Butterfly Notebook, 2003, Douglas Hammersley, The Book Guild. £25 or less for paperback. This is not a comprehensive field guide, but a wonderful collection of large scale illustrations by a local artist, accompanied by informative anecdotes about each species.
Colour Identification Guide to the Moths of the British Isles - Skinner, 2009 This edition is a major update of his standard work. Apollo Books. £48. Provides pictures of set specimens of all the British macro moths, showing the range of variation and geographic forms.
Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain & Ireland by Paul Waring & Martin Townsend with illustrations by Richard Lewington, 2003. £29.95. Something of a breakthrough because it illustrates them wings folded, as well as set.
Concise Guide to the Moths of Great Britain & Ireland by Paul Waring & Martin Townsend with illustrations by Richard Lewington, 2007. £12.95. A simplified version of the 2003 Field Guide above. Features the same illustrations in a ring binder facing an abbreviated text on each species. Excellent for use in the field, and good value.
British Moths and butterflies – a photographic guide Manley, 2008 A & C Black. An excellent compilation of photographs of micromoths, butterflies and all our macro moths, with good pictures of caterpillars too. A massive amount of information squeezed into a 350 page softback. £21.
Enjoying Moths Leverton, Roy, 2001 Poyser Natural History - this is a super book, inspirational and readable, though not a comprehensive identification guide. About £27 from Amazon.
Britain's Day-flying Moths. Newland, Still & Swash, 2013. Wild Guides. £18 – or less from Amazon.
Butterfly Gardening & Specialist
Gardening for Butterflies, Bees and other beneficial insects, 2010 by Jan Miller £18 from www.7wells.co.uk [Use code: “BUTTERFLY”]
Breeding the British Butterflies by P. W. Cribb £4 from AES Publications Tel:01277 224610.
The Amateur Entomologists’ Society have a wide range of other publications, indexed on their website: www.amentsoc.org
Collins Field Guide to the Butterflies of Britain & Europe by Tolman & Lewington, Collins. 2008 edition £19.50 or earlier editions secondhand around £15.
Butterflies of Europe by Tristan Lafranchis, 2004 Paris; Diatheo, £38 softback with a DVD or £33.50 for the book alone. With a unique key to the identification of 440 species supported by close-up photography.
Stockists for specialist entomological books (new and secondhand):
E.W. Classey Ltd - Tel: 01367 244700
Ian Johnson, Pemberley Books - firstname.lastname@example.org,co.uk <mailto:email@example.com,co.uk
David Dunbar, Aurelian Books - firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com
Atropos Books - firstname.lastname@example.org - 01797 367866.
Abe Books - a good source for second-hand books. This is
a marketplace for local bookshops.
Abe Books - a good source for second-hand books. This is a marketplace for local bookshops. www.abebooks.co.uk
Butterfly Conservation no longer sell books (with the exception of their own publications).
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