A completely new edition of this invaluable Gem reference guide to the butterflies of Britain, this book uses both high-quality photographs and precise illustrations to make identification of 240 species easy and fun. Collins Gem Butterflies is a fascinating introduction to 240 of the most commonly found species of butterflies and moths in the British Isles. Each entry includes identifying illustrations of the butterfly or moth; details of distinguishing features which can help with identification; information on size, habitat, geographical range, and months when the butterfly or moth can be spotted.; the names of similar species with which the butterfly or moth could be confused; and details of the differences between them. All this information and much more is presented in a clear, highly illustrated format that Gem readers have come to know and love.