Our favourite reference books …
Papillons des Pyrénées; Compte-rendu d’inventaire élémentaire des papillons diurnes des Pyrénées,
Volume 1, Papilionidae et Nymphalidae by Jean-Louis Fourés.
Published by Editions La Cassignole; 2017; paperback 16 x 24 cm; 34,50 €.
Text in French, available from bookshops and online in France.
Butterflies of Britain and Europe; Tom Tolman and Richard Lewington; 0007189915; Collins
Butterflies of Britain and Europe; Haahtela, Saarinen, Ojalainen and Aarnio – a photographic guide; 9781408104743; A & C Black
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 recently published 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.
A photographic guide to insects of southern Europe and the Mediterranean; Paul D. Brock.
The guide covers all the major insect groups of this region, including many endemic species, concentrating on what the naturalist, photographer, or holidaymaker is likely to find.
ISBN 978-1874357797; Pisces Publications.
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