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Butterflies: Their Natural History and Diversity

by Orenstein, R.; Marent, T.

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  • Catalogue No : 40806
  • ISBN : 9780228102496
  • Published : 2020
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 288

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2nd edition, now in paperback. This visual feast reveals a multitude of butterfly and moth species from around the globe. Here are some of the most colorful, spectacular and sometimes weird examples of the world's butterflies and moths. Vibrant colour photographs and macro images complement the enlightening text written by zoologist Ronald Orenstein, who explains the scientific curiosities of these amazing insects. He makes clear how to differentiate between butterflies and moths; how caterpillars camouflage themselves; and how their feeding strategies and evolutionary adaptations help them prevail in the wild. With stunning photography, authoritative natural history and an elegant design, Butterflies brings to abundant life the unfathomable beauty and variety of butterflies and moths.

Butterflies has seven sections which provide comprehensive coverage of Lepidoptera. It includes the following and much more:


Introduction to Butterflies: What are butterflies?; Color Patterns; Courtship; Migration; and Climate Change

Butterfly Diversity: Swallowtails; Skippers; Whites, Sulphurs and Yellows; Milkweed Butterflies; Fritillaries; Emperors; Gossamer-winged Butterflies; Metalmarks

Butterfly Wings: Flight; Color; Tails and Ornaments; Eyespots

Butterfly Life History: Mating; Eggs; Caterpillars; Metamorphosis

What Butterflies Eat: Feeding Apparatus; Flowers; Rotting Fruit; Drinking; Puddling

Butterflies in their Environment: Predators; Camouflage; Mimicry; Overwintering

Myriad of Moths: includes Day-Flying Moths; Silks; Giants; Mimicry; Wing Pattern; Defense.

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