📖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]


📖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]


📕 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  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

📖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] An online guide to the moths of Great Britain and Ireland, providing identification help and information about Britain’s moths.  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]