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Thoroughly researched and expertly written, each species entry combines a precise description with annotated photographs to highlight the chief characteristics and distinguishing features of each butterfly or moth. A distribution map, showing the geographical range of the species, as well as color-coded bands, providing at-a-glance facts, complete every entry.
Number of Pages: 304
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 X 1.75 (inches)
Butterflies ButterfliesJonathan P. Latimer, Jonathan P. Latimer, Karen Stray NoltingHoughton Mifflin Harcourt / 2000 / Trade Paperback$6.29 Retail:
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The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American ButterfliesRobert Pyle, Audubon SocietyRandom House / 1981 / Hardcover$20.66 Retail:
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Each entry combines a precise description of the featured butterfly or moth species with annotated photographs to show its chief characteristics and distinguishing features, from ingenious camouflage to signature eyespots to distinctive larval forms and cocoon structures. It is accompanied by a map of the animals geographical range, as well as color-coded bands with at-a-glance facts specific to the species.
In addition to the species-by-species guide, the book contains a fascinating overview of this whole unique order of insects, from the habitats and plants they rely on to survive in the wild, to the details of their distinctive metamorphosis, to the ways ordinary people can distinguish between these similar-looking creatures.
The book is published by Dorling Kindersley in association with the eminently authoritative Smithsonian Institution, and is written by David Carter, who works at the Natural History Museum, London, and has been specializing in moths and butterflies for nearly four decades. It is designed to appeal to beginners and established enthusiasts alike.