Our favourite reference books…
Butterflies of Britain and Europe; Tom Tolman and Richard Lewington; 0007189915; Collins
Butterfly guide app for iPhone and iPad; Chris Manley, Matt Rowlings, Guy Padfield and Peter Eeles; www.lepidapp.co.uk
Atlas des papillons de jour de Bourgogne et Franche-Comté is a new butterfly atlas that is very informative and beautifully produced
Identification key for the Pyrgus (Grizzled Skipper) species of France by Cédric Jacquier.
Version 1.1 January 2017. [PDF download].
Photographs by Roger Gibbons (Butterfliesoffrance.com) and Stéphane Bence CEN PACA
La Grande Flore illustrée des Pyrénées; Marcel Saule with aquarelles by Hélène Sorbé (in French); 2867267390; Editions Milan
Fleurs du Parc National des Pyrénées; Georges Dupias; Two volumes (in French); 2901835082
Mountain Flowers of Europe; Anthony Huxley; 0713718463; Blandford Press
Wild Orchids of Britain and Europe; Paul and Jenne Davies and Anthony Huxley; 0701208201; Hogarth Press
Field Guide to Orchids of Britain and Europe; Karl Peter Butler; 1852235918; the Crowood Press
Les Orchidées de France, Belgique et Luxembourg (in French); 9782914817110; Biotope
Orchidées de Midi-Pyrénées; Nicolas Duivon (in French); 291653489X; Un Autre Reg’Art
Birds of Europe with North Africa and the Middle East; 978-0713652383; by Lars Jonsson
Collins Guide to the Birds of Prey of Britain and Europe North Africa and the Middle East; 978-0002191760; by Benny Génsbol
Flight Identification of European Raptors; 978-0856610271; by R.F. Porter, Ian Willis, Steen Christensen and Bent Pors Nielsen
Burnet Moths – Zygaenidae
The Conservatoire d’espaces naturels Midi-Pyrénées booklet Les zygènes en Midi-Pyrénées et Languedoc-Roussillon by David Demerges, Jean-Pierre Favretto and Audrey Poujol is a brief guide to the zygaenidae family in the Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon; an outline of the features you will need to identify members of the family; and a step-by-step guide that will help you to do so.
We have adapted the printed version of the guide so that you can download it as a PDF.
Some of these books are no longer in print but can usually be obtained secondhand