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Seeing butterflies : new perspectives on colour, pattern & mimicry

Author: P E Howse; Royal Entomological Society (Great Britain)
Publisher: Berkshire, UK : Papadakis, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains how butterfly colours and designs have evolved and how they are protected by camouflage, mimicry and deception.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P E Howse; Royal Entomological Society (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9781906506469 1906506469
OCLC Number: 878837671
Notes: "Published in collaboration with the Royal Entomological Society"--Title page verso.
Description: 176 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Jeremy Thomas --
Seeing : illusion, deceit & survival --
Defence & illusion --
Dinosaurs, butterflies & colour --
Peacocks & bird eyes --
Tortoiseshells, admirals, ladies & pashas --
The danaid butterflies --
Blue morphos & the purple emperor --
Whites & yellows --
The swallowtail & birdwing butterflies --
The tropical vine & clearwing butterflies --
The hawk moths --
The giant silkmoths.
Responsibility: Philip Howse.

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Offers insight into the life of butterflies and moths. This book also features previously unrecognised examples of butterflies' mimicry. It is suitable for biologists and artists, nature-lovers,  Read more...

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