Complete Field Guide to the Butterflies of Australia

Complete Field Guide to the Butterflies of Australia


By (author) Michael F. Braby

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  • Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 216mm x 20mm | 662g
  • Publication date: 31 October 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Melbourne
  • ISBN 10: 0643090274
  • ISBN 13: 9780643090279
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 53,853

Product description

Written by one of Australia's leading lepidopterists, it is stunningly illustrated with colour photographs of each of the 416 currently identified species. There is also a distribution map for each species on the Australian mainland. It covers the five major family groups: Hesperiidae, Paplionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae and Lycaenidae, as well as the family Riodinidae, which has but a single species in Australia.

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Author information

Dr Michael Braby has spent the last 24 years collecting and studying Australian butterflies. He has reared and photographed numerous species and has built up a private collection of more than 5000 specimens. He is the author of the major two-volume standard text, Butterflies of Australia, which won the Whitley Medal in 2000 and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at Harvard University.

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... a book as technically accurate and artistically pleasing as any I have seen in recent years. ... I highly recommend it for professional entomologists and amateurs alike. "