Insects

General

📖A Comprehensive Guide to Insects of Britain & Ireland by Paul D Brock (Pisces Publications; 2nd Edition 2019) [Beg]

📖Insects of Britain and Western Europe by Michael Chinery (A&C Black; 3rd  edition 2012) [Beg]

Bees, Wasps, Ants & Sawflies

📖Ants by Gary J Skinner and Geoffrey W Allen (Naturalists’ Handbook #24) 2015 [Beg]

📖Ants of Surrey by John Pontin (Surrey Wildlife Trust, 1st edition 2005) [Beg]

📖 Bumblebees: An Introduction by Nikki Gammans, Richard Comont, SC Morgan and Gill Perkins (Bumblebee Conservation Trust, 2018) [Beg]

📖Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland by Steven Falk and Richard Lewington (Bloomsbury; 2018) [Beg]

📖Guide to Bees of Britain ((Field Studies Council Occasional Publications) [Adv]

📖Identification of Social Wasps by George Else  (British Wildlife Magazine 1994 Vol 5 Number 5 June 1994, pp 304-311). [Beg]

↯ Bumblebees – Bumblebee Conservation Trust [Beg]

Beetles

📖A Field Guide in Colour to Beetles by K W Harde (Blitz Editions)  [Beg]

📖Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Great Britain & Ireland by Helen Roy (Author), Peter Brown (Author), Richard Lewington (Illustrator) (Bloomsbury, 2018)

📖Ladybirds by Helen E. Roy, Peter M.J. Brown,  Richard F. Comont, Remy L. Poland & John J. Sloggett. (Naturalists’ Handbooks 10) [Beg]

Bugs

📕 A Photographic Guide to the Shieldbugs and Squashbugs of the British Isles by Martin Evans & Roger Edmondson (WGUK in association with WILDGuides, 2005) [Beg]

Butterflies and Moths 

https://butterfly-conservation.org/moths/whats-flying-tonight  For help with identification and finding out what’s flying in your area at any time of year; developed by Butterfly Conservation in partnership with Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and UKMoths. Useful for beginners

📖Butterflies of Britain and Ireland: A Field and Site Guide by Michael Easterbrook (A & C Black Publishers Ltd ) [Beg]

 Common Micro-Moths of Berkshire: The Berkshire Moth Group published Common Micro-moths of Berkshire in 2013, and it was very well-received and an excellent resource for those starting out on trying to identify micro-moths.  Printed copies are now sold out, but they have made it available as a 2nd edition download, a high quality PDF of about 20 MB available from https://sites.google.com/site/berksmoths/Home/resource_list/microbook

📖Concise Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland by Martin Townsend and Paul Waring (British Wildlife Publishing Ltd 2017) [Beg]

📖Field Guide to the Caterpillars of Great Britain and Ireland by Barry Henwood (Author), Phil Sterling (Author) and Richard Lewington (Illustrator) (Bloomsbury, 2018)

📖Field Guide to the Micro-Moths of Great Britain and Ireland by Phil Sterling and Mark Parsons (British Wildlife Publishing Ltd 2012) [Adv]

📖Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain & Ireland by Paul Waring & Martin Townsend (Bloomsbury Natural History; 3rd edition 2017) [Beg]

📖Pocket Guide to the Butterflies of Great Britain & Ireland by Richard Lewington, the 2nd edition (British Wildlife Publishing Ltd 2015) [Beg]

https://ukmoths.org.uk/ An online guide to the moths of Great Britain and Ireland, providing identification help and information about Britain’s moths.

 http://upperthamesmoths.blogspot.com/  See what is being caught in the area. Anyone can read the blog but the ability to contribute or comment is limited to signed-up members, normally restricted to those who record moths regularly within the three counties

Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland [Beg]

iRecord Butterflies – Apple [Adv]

iRecord Butterflies – Android [Adv]

Caddisfly (Trichoptera)

📖Simple Key to the Caddis Larvae by Ian Wallace (Field Studies Council Aidgap. 2006) [Beg]

📖The Adult Trichoptera (Caddisflies) of Britain and Ireland by Peter C. Barnard and Emma Ross (Royal Entomological Society Handbook Vol 1 Part 17 2012) [Beg]

 The Beginner’s Guide to Caddis (Order Trichoptera) by Ian Wallace [Beg]

Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata)

📖Britain’s Dragonflies: A Field Guide to the Damselflies and Dragonflies of Britain and Ireland by Dave Smallshire and Andy Swash (WILDGuide 3rd edition 2014) [Beg]

📖Field Guide to Dragonflies and Damselflies of Great Britain and Ireland by Steve Brooks (British Wildlife Publications; 5th edition 2014) [Beg]

📖Field Guide to the Larvae and Exuviae of British Dragonflies by Steve Cham (British Dragonfly Society 2012) [Beg]

Grasshoppers and Crickets (Orthoptera)

📖A Photographic Guide to the Grasshoppers & Crickets of Britain and Ireland by Martin Evans & Roger Edmondson (WGUK in association with WILDGuides, 2007) [Adv]

📖A Pocket Guide to the Grasshoppers, Crickets & Allied Insects of Britain & Ireland by Bryan Pinchen (Forficula Books, 2006) [Beg] 

Other Insects

📖British Soldierflies & their allies by Alan Stubbs & Martin Drake (BENHS 2nd edition 2014). [Adv]

📖British Hoverflies by Alan Stubbs & Steven Falk (BENHS 2nd edition 2002) [Adv]

📖Britain’s Hoverflies: A Field Guide by Stuart Ball & Roger Morris (WILDGuide 2nd edition, 2015) [Adv] 

 How to identify Hoverflies by Discover Wildlife [Adv] 

UK Hoverflies [Adv]