For each of the 80 species accounts there is at least one photograph for identification and a brief written account listing ID features, range and habitat, behaviour, food plants and flight period. The book covers everything from tricky-to-identify skippers and browns to iconic species such as Swallowtail, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary and Purple Emperor. There is also a section on the most commonly encountered day-flying moths.
The easy-to-use layouts and small size make the book ideal for taking on walks or days out. It is perfect for beginners or wildlife-watchers of an intermediate level, and also for children as a first book on butterflies.