For a late stocking filler try the new updated 2009 editon of the Field Guide to the Bumblebees of Great Britain & Ireland, by Mike Edwards & Martin Jenner
A Photographic field guide for bumblebees of Britain and Ireland. The guide contains a quick identification chart, photographs of both sexes of all British species, information on life history and conservation, a cross-referencing system with symbols to help more accurate field identification and details on how to attract bumblebees to your garden. 108 pages, 90 colour photos & maps.
Updates to the second edition include: a new species account for the soon-to-be-reintroduced Bombus subterraneus; the latest distribution maps; updated Conservation Action section, and revised Quick Identification Chart.
RRP: £11.99. Published by Ocelli Ltd