Michael Chinery

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Michael Chinery (born 1938, in London) is an English naturalist.[1]

He studied in Cambridge where he graduated in natural sciences and anthropology.

He edits Cecidology, the journal of the British Plant Gall Society.


  • Animals in the zoo,
  • Animal communities,
  • Purnell's concise Encyclopedia of Nature,
  • Forests, Kingfisher, London, 1992 ISBN 0-86272-915-7

Chinery is well known for his books on insects :

  • Insects of Britain and Northern Europe, 3rd edition, Collins field guide. ISBN 0-00-219918-1
  • Insects of Britain and Western Europe, Collins Guide, 1986 (reprinted in 1991)
  • Butterflies of Britain and Europe, Collins Wildlife Trust Guides.