Butterflies of Australia : Their Identification, Biology and Distribution
This guide for the identification of Australia's species of butterfly features nearly 400 species recognized from Australia, plus an additional 17 species from offshore islands. It includes information on their biology and distribution, as well as providing a comprehensive summary of the present state of knowledge of these insects.
- Hardback | 1200 pages
- 218.4 x 304.8 x 73.7mm | 4,037.02g
- 30 Aug 2000
- CSIRO Publishing
- Melbourne, Australia
- colour illustrations
"Butterflies are key organisms for the monitoring of biodiversity, and constitute an important system for testing scientific hypotheses in ecology, evolution, and animal behavior. The main reason they can play these important roles is that the widespread interest they attract has led to the publication of many books detailing their taxonomy and biology. This wonderful new volume on Australian butterflies could serve as a model for a new generation of books that will make butterflies an even more important tool for helping humanity understand and manage its crucial life-support systems."