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The butterfly handbook

Author: Jacqueline Y Miller; Lee D Miller
Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This magnificently illustrated volume does double-duty as a field guide and a handsome reference volume. It shows more than 500 butterfly species and instructs nature lovers on how to identify each of them. Organized into the major butterfly family groups, the book's easy-reference format points out the key characteristics that identify each butterfly type, and describes its habitat, life cycle, and migration  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Field guides
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Y Miller; Lee D Miller
ISBN: 0764157140 9780764157141
OCLC Number: 55038630
Notes: "A Quarto book"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: 256 pages (1 folded) : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Papilionidae 12 --
Chapter 2 Pieridae 56 --
Chapter 3 Nymphalidae 84 --
Chapter 4 Lycaenidae 180 --
Chapter 5 Riodinidae 238.
Responsibility: Jacqueline Y. Miller, Lee D. Miller.
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This magnificently illustrated volume does double-duty as a field guide and a handsome reference volume. It shows more than 500 butterfly species and instructs nature lovers on how to identify each of them. Organized into the major butterfly family groups, the book's easy-reference format points out the key characteristics that identify each butterfly type, and describes its habitat, life cycle, and migration season. Every entry is presented with an at-a-glance guide to the butterfly's size, location of origin, and conservation status. A detailed color photo of each specimen clearly shows its unique, intricate mark-ings. Nature lovers and butterfly collectors will find practical tips for locating and study-ing these beautiful and fragile insects in the wild. More than 500 magnificent color pho-tos and reliable descriptive text combine to make this a must-own reference guide for but-terfly enthusiasts everywhere.

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