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Butterflies : their natural history and diversity  Cover Image Book Book

Butterflies : their natural history and diversity / text by Ronald Orenstein ; photography by Thomas Marent.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780228102496
  • ISBN: 0228102499
  • Physical Description: 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Publisher: Buffalo, New York ; Firefly Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 219) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introducing butterflies -- Swallowtails -- Skippers -- Whites, sulphurs and yellows -- Brush-footed butterflies -- Gossamer-winged butterflies -- Metalmarks -- Butterfly wings -- Butterfly life history -- What butterflies eat -- Butterflies in their environment -- Myriads of moths.
Summary, etc.:
"This visual feast reveals a multitude of butterfly and moth species from around the globe. Here are some of the most colorful, spectacular and sometimes weird examples of the world's butterflies and moths. From the common swallowtail to the iridescent blue morpho, Thomas Marent's stunning photographs provide a close-up view of the remarkable family of insects known as Lepidoptera. The macro photography complements the enlightening text written by zoologist Ronald Orenstein, who explains the scientific curiosities of these amazing insects. He makes clear how to differentiate between butterflies and moths; how caterpillars camouflage themselves; and how their feeding strategies and evolutionary adaptations help them prevail in the wild. Examples include such seldom-seen species as the green dragontail (Indonesia), Mexican kite-swallowtail (Costa Rica), the alpine black swallowtail (China) and European sulphurs. Among the many anatomical characteristics profiled are the purpose and differences between butterfly and moth antennae (smell, communication and feel); how some butterflies are amazing mimics, appearing to the untrained eye as nectar-feeding hummingbirds; and how the patterns on their wings, depending on the species, may be spots that make the insects look like larger critters to their predators."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Butterflies > Pictorial works.
Genre: Illustrated works.
Pictorial works.

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De Soto Public Library 595.78 Ore (Text) 33858000015721 New Books Checked out 06/10/2022

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