Caterpillar FSC Guide

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This Caterpillar Wildlife ID Guide is published by the Field Studies Council

A newly updated laminated fold-out guide covers 60 species of caterpillar that you are likely to see

Designed for speedy identification in the field, the guide features beautiful colour paintings by acclaimed artist Richard Lewington. Similar looking caterpillars are close to each other for easy comparison

Accompanying text on the reverse side covers body size, food, key identification notes and conservation status




As well as the paintings, the reverse side of the Caterpillars guide includes concise identification notes for each species

This text covers the key characters to look out for, plus distribution, food plants and life-cycle. Also indicated are those species which now have legal protection in the UK

Butterflies have a four-stage life cycle: egg-caterpillar-pupa-adult butterflies. While the eggs are difficult to find, it is often much easier to find the caterpillars

The food plant used by the caterpillar is a useful clue. Different caterpillars are found each month. Some spend the winter as eggs, hatching out in early spring. Others hatch in late summer, pupate in autumn, and emerge as adults in the following spring. Other species have more than one generation in a year, with over-wintering caterpillars

ISBN 9781908819468


25 cm x 18 cm


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