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: 30 October 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Melbourne
  • ISBN 10: 0643090274
  • ISBN 13: 9780643090279
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 62,926

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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" while enjoying watching or collecting Australian butterflies with the help of this magnificent field guide, you also have the opportunity to add to scientific knowledge and contribute to the preservation of biological diversity."--Paul Ehrlich"