Ken Preston-Mafham's "500 Butterflies: From Around the World" Book
This handsome, well-illustrated guide features 514 butterflies from all continents, most of them photographed in their natural environment, sometimes with their caterpillars.
Specs: 514 color photographs, sidebars, glossary, further references, index
Trim Size: 6" X 6 1/4" X 1 5/16"
The butterflies are organized by genus, species and subspecies, and described in authoritative text including personal observations in the wild. Each entry is cross-referenced to the index and glossary.
The description of each butterfly includes detailed information on:
- Natural history
- Habitat and distribution
- Food and feeding
- Species variations and taxonomy
This beautiful book is a joy for the pictures alone, and it is also very informative and reveals the author's passion for this subject. This is a concise and attractive introduction to these fascinating insects and a useful resource for butterfly enthusiasts and naturalists of all ages.
Ken Preston-Mafham is a photographer, naturalist, authority on Lepidoptera, and the author of many books on natural history.