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Name: Ken Merrifield
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Some Entomological Literature

Some Entomological Literature

ID Signpost  "Signposting of identification resources for biological identification in the UK" at Tomorrow’s Biodiversity FSC project web site Web: http://www.tombio.uk/idsignpost

"British Hoverflies an Illustrated Identification Guide" by A.E. Stubbs and S.J. Falk, 2002, ISBN N 1-899935-05-3, published by British Entomological and Natural History Society, (revised and updated second edition 2002)

"British Soldierflies and their Allies" by A.E. Stubbs, C.M. Drake and D. Wilson, Second edition 2014, ISBN 978-1-899935-07-9, published by British Entomological and Natural History Society,

"Britain's Hoverflies" by Stuart Ball and Roger Morris, ISBN 978-0-691-0, published by WildGuides, "The WildGuide "Britain's Hoverflies" covers 165 species in detail representing all 70 of the British genera. The species accounts include maps, phenology diagrams and field photos. There are colour photos throughout, including close-ups of key characters to help distinguish them from close relatives. In total, the 296 page book features 573 photos from 56 photographers. A "must have" companion to Stubbs & Falk!"

"Checklists of Insects of the British Isles (New Series) Part 1: Diptera" P.J. Chandler. ISBN 0 901546 82 8, published by the Royal Entomological Society, 1998, updated version at http://www.dipteristsforum.org.uk/sgb_check_intro.php

"A Dipterist’s Handbook", Second edition, 2010, Edited by Peter Chandler (with contributions by 42 other authors) 525 pages with 32 colour plates and 45 text figures ISBN 978 0 900054 778 published by The Amateur Entomologists’ Society. (Available at a discounted price to AES members from the AES http://shop.amentsoc.org/index.php?main … cts_id=268 or to Dipterists Forum members from DF http://www.dipteristsforum.org.uk/t975- … shed!.html )

"Dipterists Forum Starter Pack" by A.E. Stubbs, 2003 ISBN 1 870393 72 4, published by Biological Records Centre, CEH Wallingford, Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB (out of print and now replaced by the new Dipterist’s Handbook). An electronic version is available to members of Dipterists Forum from their Web Site.

"Flies of the British Isles". by C.N. Colyer and C.O. Hammond, 1951 and 1968, Fredrick Warne & Co. Ltd., London. Unfortunately long out of print but a classic review of the British Diptera that was responsible for stimulating the interest of most of the current British Dipterists.

" Shropshire Craneflies ",  by Peter Boardman, ISBN: 9781908819246 available from the Field Studies Council, Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 1HW, Tel: 01743  852100, Fax:  01743  852101, email: fsc.headoffice@ukonline.co.uk Web: http://www.field-studies-council.org - "Both an up-to-date distribution atlas for Shropshire and a set of identification keys to the 245 taxa recorded in the county. Based on over 10 000 records of craneflies and their allies, this volume is a comprehensive update to the first Shropshire atlas produced in 2007."

"Collins Field Guide to the Insects of Britain and Northern Europe" 3d Edition Michael Chinery, 2007. Harper Collins ISBN 0 00 2199181

"Domino Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe" Michael Chinery, 2007, A&C Black, London ISBN 978-0-7136-7239-8 (paperback)

"AIDGAP" identification guides from Field Studies Council (FSC), include "Grasshoppers", "Butterflies", "Dragonflies and Damselflies", "Freshwater Invertebrates", "Woodland mini-beasts" and more advanced keys – ("A key to the Families of Diptera" by D.M. Unwin – out of print 2004), "A key to the Adults of British Lacewings and their Allies" by Colin W, Plant, "Sawflies" by Adam Wright (to Genera), "British Plant Galls" by M.Redfern, P.Shirley and M.Bloxham, details below

"British Plant Galls" by M. Redfern, P. Shirley and M. Bloxham, Second Edition 2011. published by Field Studies Council, ISBN 978 1 85153 284 1  Available from FSC Publications for £28 plus postage. Order online http://www.field-studies-council.org or by telephone 01952 208910

"BWARS Member's Handbook", 2005, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, CEH, Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB, ISBN 1 870393 79 1

" Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles " by B. Skinner and D. Wilson, 2009. Apollo "A new revised edition of this standard guide to the larger British Moths. Includes two new plates of additional species and a group of colour plates comparing critical species to aid identification."

"Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland". by Steven Falk, 2015 Illustrated by Richard Lewington, ISBN : 978-1-910389-02-7 Hardback, ISBN : 978-1-910389-03-4 Paperback, "A comprehensive guide to the bees of Great Britain, Ireland and the Channel Islands" "Detailed texts for all 275 British and Irish species, covering field and microscopic characters, similar species, variation, flight season, habitat, flowers visited, nesting habits, status & distribution, and parasites & associates"

"Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland" by P. Waring, M. Townsend and R. Lewington, 2003. British Wildlife Publishing, ISBN 0 9531 1399 1 3 (paperback) 0 9531 1399 3 x (hardback)

"Land & Water Bugs of the British Isles" by T.R.E. Southwood and D.Leston, 1959 Fredrick Warne & Co. Ltd., London, republished by PISCES Conservation Ltd, 2003 also on CD

"Naturalists’ Handbooks" series, from The Richmond Publishing Co. Ltd. According to the publishers "… These handbooks are intended to introduce specific taxonomic or habitat groups of organisms and to provide enough information on the natural history of the group to arouse the reader’s interest and suggest rewarding topics for investigation…" titles are "1 Insects on nettles by B.N.K Davis, "2 Grasshoppers" by V.K. Brown, "3 Solitary Wasps" by P.F. Yeo and S.A. Corbet, "4 Insects and thistles" by M. Redfern, "5 Hoverflies" by F.S. Gilbert, "6 Bumblebees" by O.E. Prys-Jones and S.A. Corbet, "7 Dragonflies" by P.L. Miller, "8 Common ground beetles" by T.G. Forsythe, "9 Animals on Seaweed" by P.J. Hayward, "10 Ladybirds" by M. Majerus and P. Kearns, "11 Aphid predators" by G.E. Rotheray, "12 Animals of the surface film" by M. Guthrie, "13 Mayflies" by J. Harker, "14 Mosquitoes" by K.R. Snow, "15 Insects, plants and microclimate" by D.M. Unwin and S.A. Corbet, "16 Weevils" by M.G. Morris, "17 Plant Galls" by M. Redfern and R.R. Aslew, "18 Insects on cabbages and oilseed rape" by W.D.K. Kirk, "19 Polution monitoring with lichens" by D.H.S. Richardson, "20 Microscopic life in Sphagnum" by M. Hingley, "21 Animals of sandy shores" by P.J. Hayward, "22 Animals under logs and stones" by C.P. Wheater and H.J. Read, "23 Blowflies" by Z.Erzinclioğzlu

"Shieldbugs of Surrey" by R. D. Hawkins, 2003, ISBN 0 9526065 7 7 published by Surrey Wildlife Trust, School Lane, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, GU24 0JN (key to all UK species)

"Soldierflies, their allies and Conopidae of Surrey " by Baldock, D.W.; Earley, J., 2015, ISBN 978-0-9556188-577 published by Surrey Wildlife Trust, School Lane, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, GU24 0JN (Gives details and photographs of the 65% of the British fauna of these groups that have been recorded from Surrey)

"The Secret Life of Flies" by McAlister, E., 2017, ISBN 978 0 565 09336 5 published by The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD Web: http://www.nhmshop.co.uk/the-secret-life-of-flies.html "... Combining her deep knowledge and love of flies with a wonderful knack for storytelling, Erica McAlister allows us to peer - amazed and captivated - into the secret life of flies"

"A Handbook for Recorders, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly" (2nd Edition)  Atkinson, M., Bennallick, I., Holyoak, D., Lord, D. & McCartney, P. (eds.) (2006) Allet, Nr. Truro: Environmental Record Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Five Acres, Allett, Truro, TR4 9DJ  ISBN 1 902864 06 9

There are also a number of widely available books on the more popular insect groups of butterflies and dragonflies.

PDF Downloads (details from posts on Dipterists Forum web site)
https://www.royensoc.co.uk/out-print-handbooks Royal Entomological Society out of print keys
http://www.record-lrc.co.uk/c2.aspx?Mod … egoryID=62 keys to Empids and Hybotidae on the Cheshire LRC website. The keys are based on Collin, but with very helpful illustrations and photos
http://www.birdblowfly.com/images/Publications/Keys.pdf These are actually North American keys, but the Pollenia species covered are Holarctic.
http://www.esc-sec.ca/aafcmono.php Entomological Society of Canada, downloads of Entomological Monographs including Manual of Nearctic Diptera.
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ "The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community." Scans of classic literature and some more recent journals

Entomological Book Suppliers

Atropos Books, The Boat House, Church Cove, Lizard, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 7PH, Tel:  01326 290 287 email: books@atropos.info Web: http://www.atroposbooks.co.uk/ - "Key titles for butterfly, moth and dragonfly enthusiasts"

Aurelian Books, David Dunbar, 31 Llanvanor Road, Child Hill, London NW2 2AR, Tel & Fax: 020 8455 9612, email: aurelianbooks@aol.com Web: http://www.aurelianbooks.com/ "Books about butterflies, moths, dragonflies, beetles and other insects " new, second-hand, antiquarian, catalogue

former Hillside Books, – books and entomological equipment http://www.insecta.de/ take over the complete stock of books, separata/offprints and periodicals of Hillside Books / Sciences Nat.  http://www.insecta.de/shop/openstore.htm Bookshop

NHBS NHBS Ltd 1-6 The Stables, Ford Road Totnes Devon TQ9 5LE, Tel: 01803 865913, Fax: 01803 865280, email: customer.services@nhbs.com Web: http://www.nhbs.com/ - "Everything for wildlife, science and environment" (also field equipment and DVDs) and NHBS Russo-Asiatic link with Pensoft to supply new and antiquarian books (English and Russian/Slavic) from Eastern Europe

Pemberley Books , (Ian Johnson Natural History Books), 18 Bathurst Walk, IVER, Bucks. SL0 9AZ, Tel: 01753 631 114 Fax: 01753 631115 email: ian.johnson@pemberleybooks.com Web: http://www.pemberleybooks.com/ - "Specialist Natural History Booksellers Providing a mail order service for individuals, museums, research institutes, universities and libraries around the world" Also publish Entomologists Gazette and The Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine (quarterly now)

Pendleside Books, 359 Wheatley Lane Road, Fence, Burnley, Lancashire BB12 9QA, Tel: 01282 615 617 – new, out of print and antiquarian books

Pennine Books, Paul Talbot, 133 Park Road, Elland, HX5 9HZ West Yorkshire, Tel: 01422 370664, email: info@peninebooks.co.uk Web:  http://www.penninebooks.co.uk/ "Pennine Books is a literature resource for entomologists, enthusiasts and hobbiests interested in Natural History and wildlife, with a special emphasis on Lepidopterology.
Summerfield Books , Summerfield Books, Unit L, Skirsgill Business Park, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0FA Tel: 01768 210 793 Fax:  email: info@summerfieldbooks.com Web www. summerfieldbooks.com - "Established in 1985, Summerfield Books specialises in the supply of books on botany, forestry and related natural history. Summerfield Books is owned and managed by Paul & Chris O'Hara." 

Some equipment suppliers listed below also stock books but the above specialists will have a wider range of entomological books, often including out-of print volumes.

Entomological Publishers

"Atropos Magazine", "the independent UK journal for butterfly, moth and dragonfly enthusiasts" email: editor@atropos.info Web: http://www.atropos.info/ Also owns and runs Atropos Books

Pemberley Books (Ian Johnson Natural History Books), 18 Bathurst Walk, IVER, Bucks. SL0 9AZ, Tel: 01753 631 114 Fax: 01753 631115 email: ian.johnson@pemberleybooks.com Web: http://www.pemberleybooks.com/ - Publishers of Entomologists Gazette and The Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine (quarterly now) and also bookseller

Pensoft Publishers Geo Milev Street 13a 1111 Sofia, Bulgaria. Tel: +359-2-870428, email: info@pensoft.net Web:  http://www.pensoft.net/ "Pensoft Publishers specialize in academic and professional book and journal publishing, mostly in the field of biodiversity science and natural history. Starting in 1994, Pensoft has become one of the leading academic publishers based in Eastern Europe with more than 600 books and e-books published so far." e-Books and Journals mostly in English

Peregrine Productions, 30 Pembroke Road, Framlingham, Suffolk IP13 9HA, Tel: 01728 724188, email: phil@bombus.freeserve.co.uk Web: http://www.bombus.freeserve.co.uk - insect identification plates and illustrations

PISCES Conservation Ltd, IRC House, The Square, Pennington, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 8GN, Tel: 01590 676622, Fax: 01590 675599, email: pisces@naturebureau.co.uk Web: http://www.pisces-conservation.com/ (publishers of E-book and multimedia CDs including republishing standard works, software and programming service)

"The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation", The Editor, 14 West Road, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3QP, Tel & Fax: 01279 507697, email: mailto:cpauk1@ntlworld.com  Web: http://www.entrecord.com/ - "Established in 1890 and published continuously ever since. Most papers and notes are concerned with British moths and a lesser number with British butterflies. However, we also accept contributions on British beetles (Coleoptera), British flies (Diptera) and other groups." an Amateur Entomologists' Society publication Subscription £25 a year and for institutions £50

WildGuides Ltd., Published by Princeton University Press, 6 Oxford Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1TW Web: http://press.princeton.edu/wildguides/ -  Photographic Guides: "Arable Plants - a field guide", "Britain's Dragonflies", "Britain's Butterflies", "Britain's Plant Galls", "Britain's Hoverflies" 2013 by Stuart Ball and Roger Morris ISBN 978-0-691-0  "In total, 165 species are illustrated and described in this book, concentrating on the ones you are most likely to find."

ZOOTAXA, Web: http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/index.html "A mega-journal for zoological taxonomists in the world, World's foremost journal in taxonomy; publisher of 26,511 new taxa in 250,345 pages by over ten thousand authors worldwide since 2001"

The Amateur Entomologists’ Society (AES), the Biological Records Centre (BRC), the British Entomological and Natural History Society (BENHS), the Field Studies Council (FSC) and the Royal Entomological Society (RES), are also publishers of entomological literature. http://www.royensoc.co.uk/publications/index.htm download PDF versions of some out-of-print keys

last update  19 November 2017
Thanks to all who contributed links that have been incorporated here.
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