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Biology of Australian Butterflies

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Series: Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume: 6

Edited By: RL Kitching, RE Jones and NE Pierce

395 pages, Col photos, bw photos, illus, figs, tabs


Hardback | Sep 1998 | #17693 | ISBN: 0643050272
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NHBS Price: £185.00 $256/€210 approx

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This book brings together the work of the last 20 years on the biology of Australian butterflies. It presents reviews of taxonomy, biogeography, ecology and behaviour. A series of single species studies has been included to illustrate the range of butterfly life-histories from the simple to the highly complex. Contributions from most of Australia's eminent professional butterfly specialists are included in the work. While the work is a professional reference, the serious amateur will find much of interest.


Part 1 Introduction to the Species: History of Australian Butterfly Research and Collecting; Higher Classification of the Butterflies; Evolution and Characteristics of the Australian Butterfly Fauna; Biogeography - Distribution and Spatial Patterns at Global Continental and Local Scales. Part 2 Species Accounts. Part 3 Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution: Food Plant Selection and Use; Communities of Butterflies; Rare Butterflies and Theories of Evolution and Ecology.

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