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Title:
The world encyclopedia of butterflies & moths : a natural history and identification guide to over 565 varieties around the globe
ISBN:
9780754834762
Physical Description:
256 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Summary:
A comprehensive reference to butterflies, moths and skippers, with a natural history introduction and over 750 images, in a sumptuous new edition. --
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Summary

Butterflies and moths captivate nature enthusiasts with their beauty and variety, but in addition to being attractive they are also of huge biological importance. This superb book, in a sumptuous new edition, covers the lifecycle of these creatures, with information on anatomy, feeding, flight and breeding. It then profiles some of the world's best-loved and intriguing butterflies, moths and skippers, with a geographically-split directory of detailed entries, each containing useful identification summaries and quick-reference panels on distribution, habitat, food and wingspan. The book is illustrated with more than 750 exquisite artworks and photographs detailing characteristic features, wing patterns, genders, seasonal variations and caterpillars. With expert and accessible text, it is the essential companion for butterfly and moth enthusiasts.


Author Notes

Sally Morgan MA, KSc, MIBiol, C.Biol studied biological sciences at the University of Cambridge. She has written many books covering a wide range of topics on natural history.