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Butterflies of India

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By: Thomas Gay(Author), Isaac David Kehimkar(Author), Jagdish Punetha(Author)

72 pages, colour plates, b/w illustrations

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jun 2008 | #176223 | ISBN-13: 9780195688016
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Butterflies of India introduces us to the fascinating world of butterflies and discusses nearly 100 species commonly found in India. Butterflies from seven groups – swallowtails, whites and yellows, blues, milkweed butterflies, browns, brush-footed butterflies, and skippers – including rare species like the Kaiser-i-Hind and the White Dragontail are described with accompanying illustrations of butterflies and their larvae. Also included are a colour section on butterflies in their natural surroundings, and sections on how best to rear and photograph butterflies.



I. Butterfly Species

1. Swallowtails--the papilios
2. Whites and yellows--the pierids
3. Blues--the lycaenids
4. Milkweed butterflies--the danaids
5. Browns--the satyrids
6. Brush-footed butterflies--the nymphalids
7. Skippers--the hesperiids

II. Preferred larval food plants of some butterflies

III. Variation:
1. Protective adaptations
2. Mimicry

IV. Butterfly migration

V. Butterflying:
1. How and where to watch butterflies
2. Gardening for butterflies
3. Rearing Caterpillars
4. Photographing butterflies

VI. Butterflies and conservation


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