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Papilionidae of the World

by Nakae, M.

  • Hardback £195.00
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  • Catalogue No : 47709
  • ISBN : 9784902649161
  • Published : 2021
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 336
  • Publisher : Roppon Ashi
  • Illustrations : full col photos

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Text Japanese. (Genera descriptions in Japanese/English).

All the known Papilionidae species are illustrated with full colour photographs. Profile includes: forewing length, rarity, habitat, living altitude and distribution. Double-page spread allows comparison of plates and descriptions of relatives. Genera descriptions are written in Japanese and English. The descriptions include history of research, references, foodplants, behavior (life history) and latest information such as DNA analysis. Distribution maps for 7 species groups are included. Some species are illustrated here for the first time. (e.g., Byasa mukoyamai, Lamproptera paracurius, Graphium (Pazala) wenlingae)

Descriptions of some species contain new knowledge about mimicry obtained through field studies. (e.g., Papilio (Achillides) hoppo, Papilio (Heraclides) pelaus)

Descriptions of some species contain new knowledge about life history and/or foodplants. (e.g., Papilio (Eleppone) natewa, Papilio (Chilasa) paradoxa)

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