A World for Butterflies
Their Lives, Behavior and FutureBook - 2000
Butterflies are the most charismatic species of the insect world. Their brilliant colours, ability to fly, complex behaviour, ecological relationships with plants and other animals, and broad distribution in a wide variety of habitats have fascinated us for centuries. Now, as the butterfly's migratory routes are destroyed by deforestation and pollution, this book is an urgent plea to nature lovers to become more aware of this threatened creature. With over 300 colour photographs and drawings, this lavishly illustrated guide to the world of butterflies provides the reader with a wide range of information about this colourful and graceful insect. Among the topics discussed are evolution, life cycle, anatomy, geographic distribution, demography and migration. Always informative and engaging, this comprehensive look at the world of butterflies is replete with fascinating facts, and is the first book to feature pictures of butterflies in their natural settings. Accurate, knowledgeable and beautifully illustrated, this is the ultimate guide to the world of butterflies. (2000)
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Key Porter Books, c2000.
Characteristics: 320 p. :,ill. ;,28 cm.