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Stephen McCormack, Eugenie Regan with illustrations by Chris Shields

Dr Stephen McCormack, a professional entomologist, has published widely on Irish beetles, wasps, butterflies, bugs, spiders and snails. One of Ireland’s insect experts, he teaches on field courses and in schools.

Dr Eugenie Regan, a professional ecologist at the World Conservation Monitoring Centre in Cambridge and formerly at the National Biodiversity Data Centre, has published numerous articles. A regular contributor to radio shows, she has published an introductory guide to Irish butterflies and other insects.

Chris Shields, one of the world's leading natural history illustrators and award-winning artist, has produced over twenty thousand wildlife illustrations in over 300 books. His work is published by A&C Black, BBC Wildlife Magazine, HarperCollins, Random House and environmental charities such as WWF and RSPB.