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The first detailed treatment of over 250 species, the book provides a thorough natural history for each. The guide illustrates nearly all of the Costa Rican species in colour and provides a large sample of detailed line drawings and scanning electron micrographs of rionid early stages for the first time ever. The coverage also makes the book very useful for identifying rionids throughout Mexico, Central America, and substantial portions of South America.
LIST OF FIGURES LIST OF COLOR PLATES LIST OF TABLES PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS THE CONTENT AND USE OF THIS BOOK MAPS ONE. THE BIOLOGY AND SYSTEMATICS OF BUTTERFLIES Butterfly Life Cycle and Morphology Enemies and Butterfly Defenses against Them Mimicry: Mimics Don't Hide, They Advertise Butterfly Biologists and the New World Butterfly Systematics Collecting and Studying Butterflies TWO. FAUNAL REGIONS, HABITATS, AND RIODINID DIVERSITY A GUIDE TO THE RIODINADAE OF COSTA RICA Corrachiinae Euselasiinae Riodininae Mesosemiini Eurybiini Incertae sedis Riodinini Symmachiini Charitini Emesini Lemoniini Nymphidiini Appendix I. SOME MAJOR COLLECTING LOCALITIES IN COSTA RICA APPENDIX II. HOST RECORDS FOR GENERA OF RIODINIDAE IN COSTA RICA APPENDIX III. TRIBAL AND SUBFAMILY CHARACTER DIAGNOSES OF RIODINIDAE APPENDIX IV. CHECKLIST OF COSTA RICAN RIODINIDAE BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX
Flora / Fauna
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288 pages, Col plates, bw plates, illus, figs, tabs
Invaluable to anyone studying the butterflies of the Neotropics. New Scientist