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The book will consist of a number of chapters, which will become available in batches. Each chapter will deal with a group of several similar species, and in general there may be several chapters in every family and in every large subfamily.

The chapters are numbered in an hierarchical way to reflect the family or subfamily and the species group, as summarised in Contents and in the current downloadable Price/Contents list.

The book chapters will be produced to order with a maximum dispatch time of approximately two weeks.

Papilioninae (Swallowtails), Parnassiinae (Festoons and Apollos), now available;

Pieridae (Whites and Yellows), now available;

Polyommatinae (Blues), now available;

Lycaeninae (Coppers), Theclinae (Hairstreaks) and Riodininae (Metalmarks), now available;

Nymphalidae (Fritillaries),  2017/18;

Nympalidae (Emperors, Vanessids etc.), 2017/18;

Nymphalidae (Satyrinae (Browns)), 2020

Hesperiidae (Skippers), 2019.

The book will be printed on both sides of good-quality, 125 gm per sq m, white, uncoated paper.

Three options will be then be available for purchase:

(1) unbound A4 pages, suitable for a ring binder;

(2) each chapter bound separately with a metal spiral;

(3) each chapter bound, folded and stapled as an A4 booklet.

In more detail:

Option (1):  Every page will be punched with four standard holes and each chapter will start with a contents page in the same weight paper.

Option (2):  Every chapter will have heavier-weight, thin card covers. The chapter contents page will be printed on the outside of the front cover.

Option (3):  The pages and cover will be printed as large spreads, which will be folded and stapled to produce an A4 booklet of every chapter. The cover will be a heavier-weight, thin card and the chapter contents page will be on the outside of the front cover.

If you don't want a printed copy, The Publication is available in high quality PDF format on a CD.  The visual quality of the pictures is very good on a decent monitor, and can stand being blown up larger than the printed size.  You can judge the quality by looking at one of the free downloads on your own system.

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