help in choosing a book

Chris Raper cmt.raper at
Wed Aug 2 09:24:40 EDT 2000

On Wed, 02 Aug 2000 08:50:31 -0400, Mary <mary_heck at>

>I will be visiting Italy, specifically the Chianti area near Florence,
>in late October.  I would like to take along a guide on butterflies in

Hi Mary

My choice would be:

- The Pocket Guide to Butterflies
Paul Whalley, Richard Lewington (Illustrator) :

- Collins Field Guide: Butterflies of Britain and Europe
Tom Tolman, Richard Lewington

The latter is a bit bulky but it gives more text and is more up to
date. The pocket guide covers just about everything you will encounter
and is very easy to carry around with you. Remember, the Amazon
references I have given are for the UK web-site - not US. :-)

Best wishes,
Chris R.

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