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Field Guides & Natural History  Insects & other Invertebrates  Insects  Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)

An Illustrated History of Butterflies of the Afrotropical Indian Ocean Islands Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles, Reunion, Mauritius, Rodrigues and Socotra

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By: James M Lawrence(Author), Mark C Williams(Author), Steve Collins(Foreword By)
248 pages, 73 plates with colour illustrations
An Illustrated History of Butterflies of the Afrotropical Indian Ocean Islands
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  • An Illustrated History of Butterflies of the Afrotropical Indian Ocean Islands ISBN: 9781838152833 Paperback May 2021 In stock
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About this book

From the foreword:

"[...] Almost all the illustrations used in this book are taken from hand-coloured paintings, which until now have been largely out of reach to the general public, due to the scarcity of the works which are also enormously expensive. The authors have brought the scientific nomenclature up to the current classification status.

What generally happens when examining a book, particularly when used as a guide, is to turn to and look at the plates before reading the text. Many species from these islands have never been illustrated in a consolidated book before, and this, in particular, makes this book invaluable for fieldwork. Although not all species are illustrated, they are generally covered in the text.

The Literature review is particularly valuable, as this has also never been consolidated before. Several of those species not illustrated in the 73 plates do appear in the various Figures in this section of the book.

An interesting assembly is to include the Island of Socotra when generally one thinks of Madagascar and the surrounding islands as the Indian Ocean Islands. What a great opportunity to meet the butterflies of Socotra as well again, what has been written is largely unobtainable. [...] "

Contents

Authors
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Islands
Literature

Species Accounts
Abbreviations used in the text
Higher Classification
Hesperiidae
Coeliadinae
Tagiadinae
Heteropterinae
Malazinae
Hesperiinae
Papilionidae
Papilioninae
Pieridae
Coliadinae
Pierinae
Nymphalidae
Danainae
Heliconiinae
Charaxinae
Biblidinae
Cyrestinae
Libytheinae
Apaturinae
Limenitidinae
Nymphalinae
Satyrinae
Riodinidae
Nemeobiinae
Lycaenidae
Miletinae
Theclinae
Polyommatinae

References
Plates
Index

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New
By: James M Lawrence(Author), Mark C Williams(Author), Steve Collins(Foreword By)
248 pages, 73 plates with colour illustrations
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