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Butterflies: A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behaviour

Using examples from around the world, leading lepidopterist Dick...

NHBS Price: £12.99 $16/€15 approx

Series: Natural History Museum Life Series

By: Dick Vane-Wright (Author)

112 pages, colour photos

London Natural History Museum

Paperback | Jan 2003 | Edition: 1 | #133436 | ISBN: 0565091794
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These and many more questions are raised in this examination of the butterfly, which concludes by considering the threats and opportunities that now face them. Butterflies offers an overview of the biology and diversity of this, the major group of day-flying Lepidoptera.


- Introducing butterflies
- becoming
- mating
- laying
- eating
- flying
- communicating
- varying
- evolving
- butterfly futures
- further information

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Dick Vane-Wright is a specialist on the taxonomy, evolution and classification of butterflies. Having first joined the Natural History Museum, London at the age of 18, he went onto become the Head of the Department of Entomology. He has written numerous scientific papers and worked on many books about butterflies. Dick retired in 2005.

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