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500 Butterflies
500 Butterflies
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About the Book

This handsome, well-illustrated guide features 514 butterflies from all continents, most of them photographed in their natural environment, sometimes with their caterpillars. Sales of 15,000 copies in hardcover is proof of its value.

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
  • Form
  • Behavior
  • Food and feeding
  • Species variations and taxonomy
  • Reproduction
  • Survival.

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.


About the Author:

Ken Preston-Mafham is a photographer, naturalist, authority on Lepidoptera, and the author of many books on natural history.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781770857124
  • Publisher: Firefly Books
  • Publisher Imprint: Firefly Books
  • Depth: 38
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 36 mm
  • Weight: 840 gr
  • ISBN-10: 1770857125
  • Publisher Date: 01 Feb 2016
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 160 mm
  • No of Pages: 528
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: From Around the World
  • Width: 150 mm


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