Butterflies of the Caribbean
by Peter D. Stiling , Peter Stiling
ISBN 0333735730 (0-333-73573-0)
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Softcover, Macmillan Caribbean
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This is an illustrated guide to the most frequently encountered and most brightly coloured species of butterflies to be found in the region, from Trinidad with its South American species to Florida and its North America endemics. With 120 colour photographs of butterflies and their caterpillars, this is the first guide to this area to use shots of living butterflies on vegetation as they would appear in nature. Scholarly attention is given to achieve scientific accuracy which makes this book a valuable aid to both students and professional entomologists. This is nonetheless a book to also be enjoyed by the interested amateur, whether local or visiting. This is a guide to the most frequently encountered and most brightly coloured species of butterflies to be found in the Caribbean and Florida, from Trinidad with its South American species to Florida and its North American endemics. Material in the book includes the nature and life-cycle of the butterfly, and a consideration of the area and variety of habitats. Over 80 species are described and illustrated. [via]
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