The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia

The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 148 x 215 x 22.86mm | 657.71g
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • colour illustrations, maps
  • 0643090274
  • 9780643090279
  • 184,865

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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. --John Moss "Butterfly & Other Invertebrates Club Newsletter "" " 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" The illustrations are superb and, together with the accompanying text and maps, should enable identification of even the most difficult species. It is highly recommended, particularly for those who enjoy watching or collecting butterflies in the field or have not lashed out on the more lavish Butterflies of Australia . --David L Hancock "Australian Entomologist "" This is a superb field guide for the naturalist, with multiple wings-spread full-colour images and locality maps of species throughout. "
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About Michael 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.
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