Author: Lori A. Spencer
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Release Date: 2006
General information about butterfly gardening and prime butterfly locations in Arkansas complements an illustrated guide to 263 butterfly species, which includes detailed descriptions of each species and its life cycle, habitat, and behavior, as well as more than three hundred color photographs. Original.
Author: Albertus Seba
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2005
Stunning graphics, selected from a great 18th-century classic of natural history, accurately depict nearly 500 authentic winged beauties. Ideal for scrapbooks, memory books, and other decorative uses, the detailed, royalty-free images will be highly valued by commercial artists and illustrators. 490 full-color illustrations.
Author: David James Carter
Publisher: Dk Pub
Release Date: 2002
Authoritative text, crystal-clear photography, and a systematic approach make the 'Smithsonian Handbook of Butterflies and Moths' a comprehensive and concise pocket guide to butterflies and moths of the world. Packed with more than 600 full-color photographs of over 500 species, this handy pocket guide is designed to cut through the complex process of identification to enable you to recognize a species instantly.
Author: Jeff C. Miller
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2007
Walking a forest trail in Costa Rica, a visitor might be struck by the sight of an iridescent blue morpho butterfly fluttering ahead in the filtered daylight, or an enormous silk moth, as magnificently patterned and subtly colored as a Persian carpet, only emerging to fly at night. Elsewhere, vivid yellow and orange sulphur butterflies flock to puddles to sip the concentrated minerals. Such is the dazzling variety of the butterflies and moths unique to this region. Gathered by biologists Daniel Janzen and Winifred Hallwachs in the forests of northwestern Costa Rica, 100 tropical butterflies and moths represent the diversity in large-format photographs by Jeffrey Miller that document the dizzying variety of shapes, colors, and markings. The photographs are accompanied by species accounts and images of the corresponding caterpillar. The authors recount these insects' feats of mimicry and migration, lift the veil on their courtship, and show how the new technology of DNA barcoding is changing the picture of Lepidopteran biodiversity. The authors also tell the success story of Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, where the long-term work of Janzen and Hallwachs, a team of caterpillar collectors, and the participation of neighboring farming communities has deepened understanding of Costa Rica's Lepidoptera and has brought about advances in restoration ecology of tropical habitats, biodiversity prospecting, biotechnology, and ecotourism development.