Butterflies: A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behaviour

Language & Reference, Nature Writing, Insects & Spiders, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 07/05/2015
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With their beautiful wing patterns and colours butterflies immediately catch our attention. Of all creatures, they exemplify metamorphosis with the creeping caterpillar transforming into a soaring butterfly. But they have also come to be creatures of science, revealing much to biologists about evolution and the ecological processes and historical accidents that have generated the diversity of life on Earth.In Butterflies leading expert Dick Vane-Wright provides a complete introduction to the biology, natural history and classification of this major group. Using examples from around the world and eye-catching photographs, he explores what it means to be a butterfly, from how the yellow birdwing finds a mate to why the African gaudy commodores produce adults of different colours.Fully revised and updated with new photographs and the latest reserach, this reformatted edition offers an overview of the biology and diversity of the major group of day-flying Lepidoptera.

  • Publisher: The Natural History Museum
  • ISBN: 9780565093570
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Weight: 350g
  • Dimensions: 253 x 192 x 10 mm

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