He is the illustrator and (along with John Hellins) author of The Larvae of the British Butterflies and Moths edited by Henry Tibbats Stainton and George Taylor Porritt which was published by the Ray Society. The 164 plates of hand-coloured illustrations took thirty years to complete.
- "Buckler, William". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
- Salmon M.A. The Aurelian legacy: British butterflies and their collectors. Colchester, Essex, Harley Books. 2000
- Buckler W The larvae of the British butterflies and moths. Volumes 1-5 Edited by HT Stainton. London, Ray Society 1886-1893; Buckler W The larvae of the British butterflies and moths. Volumes 6-9 Edited by GT Porritt. London, Ray Society 1895-1901
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