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The Ecology of Butterflies in Britain

Edited By: RLH Dennis

350 pages, 90 line figs

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Nov 1992 | #21126 | ISBN: 0198540256
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About this book

This major reference offers a full-scale treatment of British butterfly ecology, and is the first such work for thirty years. It brings together new ideas, facts and data from recent studies, to discuss individual butterfly behaviour and adaptations, population dynamics, community structure, distributions and habitats, and underlying genetics and evolutionary pathways. Monitoring of butterfly populations, and the conservation of British butterflies are also covered.

'Probably the best book on butterfly ecology ever published'...Oedippus 'A benchmark in ecological studies'Entomologist's Record '...a milestone in entomological literature...a fine book, highly recommended.' Antenna


Contents

1. Islands, regions, ranges, and gradients; 2. Adult behaviour; 3. Eggs and egg-laying; 4. Butterfly populations; 5. Avoidance, concealment, and defence; 6. Monitoring butterfly movements; 7. Butterflies and communities; 8. Diversity within populations; 9. Case studies in evolution; 10. An evolutionary history of British butterflies; 11. The conservation of British butterflies; Glossary; Bibliography; Appendices; Author and subject indexes

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