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The butterflies of North America : a natural history and field guide

Author: James A Scott
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the biology and ecology of butterflies; provides tools for the identification of the major butterfly groups in all life stages; and features descriptions of every recognized species of butterfly that is native to or strays into North America.
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Genre/Form: Bestimmungsbuch
Field guides
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James A Scott
ISBN: 0804712050 9780804712057
OCLC Number: 11518801
Description: xii, 583 pages, 64 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Biology and ecology --
Identification of eggs, larvae, pupae, and adults --
The Adults --
Superfamily papilionoidea: scudders --
Family papilionoidea: swallowtails --
Family pieridae: whites and sulfurs --
Family nymphalidae: brush-footed butterflies --
Family libytheidae: snout butterflies --
Family lycaenidae: little butterflies --
Superfamily hesperioidea --
Family hesperioidea: skippers --
Appendixes A: Remote-island butterflies --
B: Studying butterfiles --
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Responsibility: James A. Scott.
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A field guide covering all North American butterfly species, this work is also a natural history, describing the biological and ecological world of butterflies in general. Colour photographs  Read more...

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'It is hard to believe that this important new reference is the work of onlyone author. It is more than a guide; for those becoming interested in butterflies it will become a lifetime companion.' Read more...

 
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