Complete Field Guide to the Butterflies of Australia
This is the first complete field guide to all butterfly species on Australia's mainland and its remote islands. 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. The introduction to the book covers adult structure, classification, distribution and habitats, and life cycle and behaviour. This is followed by accounts of each of the 416 species, giving common name, scientific name, and other names (if any), as well as details of behaviour, habitat, status, and larval food plants. Accompanying each species is a distribution map, and photographs of the upperside and underside of both male and female specimens. The book also contains a checklist of all species, a list of entomological contacts, a glossary, a bibliography, an index of common names and an index of scientific names.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 148 x 216 x 20mm | 662.26g
- 30 Oct 2004
- CSIRO Publishing
- Melbourne, Australia
- colour illustrations, maps
" 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"
About Michael F. Braby
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.