Butterflies: Identification and life history

A Museum Victoria field guide

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Butterflies: Identification and life history
Image: Museum Victoria
Source: Museum Victoria
By Ross Field
RRP $29.95
Published by Museum Victoria
Paperback, 324pp, colour illustrations

Butterflies: identification and life history provides amateur naturalists, bushwalkers and interested readers with a comprehensive guide to butterflies found in Victoria and the east coast of Australia.

Species descriptions are accompanied by stunning colour photographs of all the life stages of the butterfly, as well as their food, habitat and behaviour patterns. The anatomy of the butterfly is described in detail, using both line-art and photography, with the latest imaging technology used to capture the spectacular and diverse array of colours and forms in butterfly eggs. Maps, scientific and common name indexes are also included, along with a checklist of which species can be found in each state.

Unlike other books available, Butterflies: identification and life history illustrates the full life-cycle of these fascinating and beautiful insects, making it a must-have guide for naturalists and curious readers.

Ross Field has a PhD in entomology and has published more than 100 publications on interests such as insect ecology and the ecology, biology and conservation of butterflies.

Also available as an ebook.