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1000 ButterfliesArtist/Author: Hoskins, Adrian
Full of spectacular illustrations, this book presents a photographic guide to the butterflies of the world. It covers 1,000 species from all over the world, encompassing all key families and species, including the likes of monarchs, birdwings, swordtails, morphos, and glasswings. Species are arranged by family and provide details on ID, interesting features and geographical distribution.
This wonderfully illustrated book is essentially a photographic guide to the butterflies of the world.
1,000 Butterflies is the perfect accompaniment to the author’s first title on Butterflies of the World. It is an essential reference for butterfly enthusiasts everywhere, from amateurs right through to academics and features images taken of wild butterflies in their natural surroundings.
The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia: Second EditionArtist/Author: Braby, Michael
A new edition of the bestselling guide to Australian butterflies.
As fascinating as they are beautiful, butterflies are a pleasure to watch and an important group of invertebrates to study. This second edition of the award-winning book The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia is a fully updated guide to all butterfly species on Australia’s mainland and remote islands.
Written by one of Australia’s leading lepidopterists, the book is stunningly illustrated with colour photographs, many of which are new, of each of the 435 currently recognised species. There is also a distribution map and flight chart for each species on the Australian mainland, together with information on similar species, variation, behaviour, habitat, status and larval food plants.
The introduction to the book covers adult structure, higher classification, distribution and habitats, as well as life cycle and behaviour. A new chapter on collecting and preserving butterflies is included. There is also an updated checklist of all species, a glossary, a bibliography and indexes of common and scientific names.
All about butterflies of Australia.Artist/Author: Sankowsky, Garry.
This book provides a superb introduction to Australia’s varied butterfly species. Early chapters explore lifecycle, with stunning images showing the progression from egg through caterpillar and chrysalis stages to adult butterfly. It also covers subjects such as defence mechanisms (camouflage, mimicry etc), feeding and introduced species. A large section of the book includes identification spreads on key species and families of Australian butterflies. For many species it covers all stages of development, and chrysalises, together with male and female butterflies where they differ significantly in appearance. Another very useful feature is the ‘quick comparison’ guides to similar species. Closing chapters include sections on how to tell a butterfly from a moth, key habitats, threats and conservation, and planting backyards to attract butterflies.
ButterfliesArtist/Author: Ron Orenstein, Thomas Marent
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. From the common swallowtail to the iridescent blue morpho, Thomas Marent’s stunning photographs provide a close-up view of the remarkable family of insects known as Lepidoptera. The macro photography complements 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.
Examples include such seldom-seen species as the green dragontail (Indonesia), Mexican kite-swallowtail (Costa Rica), the alpine black swallowtail (China) and European sulphurs. Among the many anatomical characteristics profiled are the purpose and differences between butterfly and moth antennae (smell, communication and feel); how some butterflies are amazing mimics, appearing to the untrained eye as nectar-feeding hummingbirds; and how the patterns on their wings, depending on the species, may be spots that make the insects look like larger critters to their predators.
Butterflies has seven sections which provide comprehensive coverage of Lepidoptera. They are:
1. Introduction to Butterflies includes What are butterflies?; Color Patterns; Courtship; Migration; and Climate Change
2. Butterfly Diversity includes Swallowtails; Skippers; Whites, Sulphurs and Yellows; Milkweed Butterflies; Fritillaries; Emperors; Gossamer-winged Butterflies; Metalmarks and more
3. Butterfly Wings covers Flight; Color; Tails and Ornaments; Eyespots and more 4. Butterfly Life History covers Mating; Eggs; Caterpillars; Metamorphosis and more
5. What Butterflies Eat includes Feeding Apparatus; Flowers; Rotting Fruit; Drinking; Puddling and more
6. Butterflies in their Environment covers Predators; Camouflage; Mimicry; Overwintering and more
7. Myriads of Moths includes Day-Flying Moths; Silks; Giants; Mimicry; Wing Pattern; Defense and more.
Butterflies brings to abundant life the unfathomable beauty and variety of butterflies and moths.
Butterflies: a complete guide to their biology and behavior.Artist/Author: Vane-Wright, Dick.
Butterflies immediately catch our attention with their beautiful wing patterns and colours. They exemplify metamorphosis with the creeping caterpillar transforming into a soaring butterfly. They have also come to be creatures of science, revealing much to biologists about evolution and the ecological processes and historical accidents that have generated the diversity of life on Earth. Here, Dick Vane-Wright provides a complete introduction to the biology, natural history, and classification of this major group. Using examples from around the world and eye-catching photographs, he explores what it means to be a butterfly, from how the yellow birdwing finds a mate to why the African gaudy commodores produce adults of different colours.
Seeing butterflies: new perspectives on colour, patterns and mimicry.Artist/Author: Howse, Philip.
This title features superb imagery that reveals astonishing insight into the life of butterflies and moths. It features previously unrecognised examples of butterflies’ mimicry. It will appeal to biologists and artists, as well as anyone interested in wildlife and photography. You can see butterflies with new eyes through Philip Howse’s fascinating text and superb imagery. You can understand the colours and designs on their wings, and the varied and fascinating strategies of behaviour, mimicry and camouflage of the butterflies and moths in your garden, the countryside and in tropical butterfly houses. Whole chapters are devoted to commonly seen groups of butterflies, such as whites, admirals, monarchs, swallowtails, blues, peacocks and passion vine butterflies as well as hawkmoths and giant silkmoths. The superb images will inform and inspire nature-lovers, photographers, artists and scientists.
Fauna of New Zealand Number 72: Micropterigidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera).Artist/Author: Gibbs, George W.
New Zealands micropterigid moths are best described as little jewels of the insect world. With a size range from 5 to 12 mm wingspan, their wings shine with golden or purple iridescence as they flit about amongst ferns, low shrubs and sedges in shady places alongside tracks, forest roadways, and around the edge of forest clearings. They are recognisable from their metallic colouring and the tent-like position of the wings over the body. Their antennae are held more or less erect and diverging, and the head and thorax are exceptionally hairy. Identification of most New Zealand species can be made directly from their colour patterns.
Chasing Monarchs: migrating with the butterflies of passage.Artist/Author: Pyle, Robert Michael.
NEW EDITION. Although no one had ever followed North American monarch butterflies on their annual southward journey to Mexico and California, in the 1990s there were certain assumptions about the nature and form of the migration. But to Robert Michael Pyle, a naturalist with long experience in monarch conservation, the assumed knowledge about the butterflies’ long journey just didn’t make sense. In the autumn of 1996 he set out to uncover the facts, and pursued the monarchs on their long, mysterious flight. This book chronicles Pyle’s 14,000 kilometre long journey to discover firsthand the secrets of the monarchs’ annual migration. Part road trip, part outdoor adventure, and part natural history study, Pyle’s book overturns old theories and provides insights both large and small regarding monarch butterflies, their biology, and their spectacular migratory travels.
Since the book’s first publication, its controversial conclusions have been fully confirmed, and monarchs are better understood than ever before.
The Afterword for this volume not only includes updated information on the myriad threats to monarch butterflies, but also various efforts under way to ensure the future of the world’s most amazing butterfly migration.
Field guide to butterflies of Seychelles: their natural history and conservation.Artist/Author: Lawrence, James and Malinda Crafford-Venter.
Features all 39 species and subspecies so far recorded from the Seychelles Archipelago. Of these 39 taxa, three are considered extinct, with a further five either non-resident or very rare. Of particular interest are the endemic species and subspecies of which there are eight in Seychelles: Euploea mitra, Euploea rogeri, Phalanta philiberti, Colotis evanthe evanthides, Papilio phorbanta nana, Belenois aldabrensis, Eurema floricola aldabrensis and Borbo borbonica morella.
Photographs of living butterflies of most species, and oil paintings of all species make identification simple. Furthermore, all butterflies are illustrated in a series of 14 plates, which will help with the identification of similar-looking taxa. A brief account of the habits, flight periods, habitat, distribution, larval food plants, and taxonomy (where applicable) of each taxon is provided.
The detailed introductory section discusses Seychelles geography, climate, vegetation and butterfly biology, including taxonomy, life cycle, adult intraspecific variation, mimicry, biogeography and conservation. An index to scientific and common names is included.
Moths of Victoria: part five, Satin moths and allies, Geometroidea (A).Artist/Author: Hewish, Marilyn.
Part five in a series of ten to twelve which will cover the 2,000 species of Victorian moths. This part covers the Satin moths and allies. Part one see [stock id 28859], part two [28868, part three , part four , part six , part seven .
Lepidoptera and conservation.Artist/Author: New, T. R.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us. The third in a trilogy of global overviews of conservation of diverse and ecologically important insect groups. The first two were Beetles in conservation and Hymenoptera and Conservation. Each has different priorities and emphases that collectively summarise much of the progress and purpose of invertebrate conservation. Much of the foundation of insect conservation has been built on concerns for Lepidoptera, particularly butterflies as the most popular and best studied of all insect groups. The long-accepted worth of butterflies for conservation has led to elucidation of much of the current rationale of insect species conservation, and to definition and management of their critical resources, with attention to the intensively documented British fauna ‘leading the world’ in this endeavour. In this book, various themes are treated through relevant examples and case histories, and sufficient background given to enable non-specialist access. Intended for not only entomologists but conservation managers and naturalists due to its readable approach to the subject.
Monarch butterfly in New Zealand.Artist/Author: Gibbs, George.
An accessible beginner’s guide to New Zealand’s most domesticated and observed butterfly. This book, aimed at younger readers, is a response to the unique educational opportunity that the monarch offers. Many New Zealand children have had their first fascinating introduction to biology while observing the life cycle of the monarch in their own backyards: nurturing the larva by ensuring a good supply of milkweeds for it to feast upon, marvelling at the exquisite pupa it creates for its final stage of development and, if they are lucky, watching the fully-formed butterfly finally emerge. For this book author George Gibbs worked with the Entomological Society of New Zealand to revise his earlier book, The Monarch Butterfly (Reed 1994), and produce an up-to-date survey of what is known about this remarkable butterfly, examining in detail the life cycle of the monarch, discussing its special features, habits, behaviours and means of survival, and investigating how it came to New Zealand. With stunning photographs to illustrate the text, this is an accessible and visually appealing guide to a captivating creature.