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The butterfly book : a popular guide to a knowledge of the butterflies of North America

Author: W J Holland
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Page, 1922, ©1898.
Series: New nature library, v. 9.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W J Holland
OCLC Number: 7834921
Description: xxii, 382 pages, 48 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction. The life-history and anatomy of butterflies ; The capture, preparation, and preservation of specimens ; The classification of butterflies ; Books about North American butterflies --
The book. The butterflies of North America north of Mexico (Family I. Nymphalidae, the brush-footed butterflies ; Family II. Lemoniidae ; Family III. Lycaenidae ; Family IV. Papilionidae, the swallowtails and allies ; Family V. Hesperiidae, the skippers) --
Digressions and quotations. Immortality / Sigourney ; Hugo's "Flower to butterfly" / translated by Eugene Field ; Superstitions / Frank Cowan ; Luther's saddest experience / Yale Literary Magazine, 1852 ; A race after a butterfly ; Suspicious conduct ; Collecting in Japan ; Faunal regions ; Widely distributed butterflies ; The butterflies' fad / Ella Wheeler Wilcox ; Fossil insects ; In the face of the cold ; Uncle Jotham's boarder / Annie Trumbull Slosson ; Mimicry ; The utility of entomology ; Size ; Instinct ; Red rain / Frank Cowan ; For a design of a butterfly resting on a skull / Mrs. Hemans ; The caterpillar and the ant / Allan Ramsay ; Collections and collectors ; Exchanges.
Series Title: New nature library, v. 9.
Other Titles: Popular guide to a knowledge of the butterflies of North America
Butterflies of North America
Responsibility: by W.J. Holland.

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