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Biology of Australian butterflies

Author: R L Kitching; CSIRO (Australia)
Publisher: Collingwood, VIC, Australia : CSIRO Pub., ©1999.
Series: Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, v. 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text on the biology of Australian butterflies brings together accounts of the life history strategies of a range of species, as well as background information on general butterfly behaviour,  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R L Kitching; CSIRO (Australia)
ISBN: 0643050272 9780643050273
OCLC Number: 40792921
Description: xvi, 395 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: The history of Australian butterfly research and collecting / M.S. Moulds --
The higher classification of the butterflies / R.L. Kitching --
The evolution and characteristics of the Australian butterfly fauna / T.R. New --
The biogeography of Australian butterflies / R.L. Kitching, K.L. Dunn --
The Skippers, Trapezites (Hesperiidae) / A. Atkins --
The Palm Darts, Cephrenes augiades and C. trichopepla (Hesperiidae) / K.A. Lyonns --
The Big Greasy, Cressida cressida (Papilionidae) / A.G. Orr --
The Lemon Migrant, Catopsilia pomona (Pieridae) / J.H. Rienks --
The Grass Yellows, Eurema species (Pieridae) / R.E. Jones --
The Cabbage White, Pieris rapae (Pieridae) / C. Lokkers, R.E. Jones --
The Lesser Wanderer, Danaus chrysippus, with comparative notes on Danaus plexippus (Nymphalidae: Danainae) / M.P. Zalucki --
The Crows, Euploea species, with notes on the Blue Tiger, Tirumala hamata (Nymphalidae: Danainae) / E. Scheermeyer --
The Bushbrowns, Mycalesis species (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) / G.J. Moore --
The Xenicas, Geitoneura klugii and G. acantha (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) / M.F. Braby, T.R. New --
Illidge's Ant-blue, Acrodipsas illidgei (Lycaenidae) / P.R. Samson --
The Dull Copper, Paralucia pyrodiscus (Lycaenidae) / M.F. Braby, B.D. van Praagh, T.R. New --
The Jewels, Hypochrysops species (Lycaenidae) / D.P.A. Sands --
The Imperial Blue, Jalmenus evagoras (Lycaenidae) / N.E. Pierce, D.R. Nash --
Food Plant selection and use / D.A. Mackay --
Communities of butterflies / C.J. Hill --
Rare butterflies and theories of evolution and ecology / G.H. Walter, M.P. Zalucki.
Series Title: Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, v. 6.
Responsibility: editors, R.L. Kitching [and others].

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