Butterflies are found everywhere in British Columbia. Written for butterfly watchers, butterfly gardeners, naturalists, and biologists, Butterflies of British Columbia will provide years of enjoyment for the butterfly enthusiast.
The Butterflies of British Columbiaprovides the most complete coverage of species and subspecies of any North American regional or continental butterfly bookcovers 187 species and 264 subspecies of butterflies, as well as 9 additional hypothetical speciesprovides descriptions of identifying features, immature stages, larval foodplants, biology and life history, range and habitat, and conservation status for each speciesdescribes 11 new subspeciesincludes introductory chapters covering the history, zoogeography, conservation, morphology, ecology, and biology of butterflies in BC and adjacent areasis lavishly illustrated with over 1,200 colour photographs and over 200 distribution mapsincludes a glossary of butterfly terms and a bibliography of over 750 citations.
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Number of pages: 414
Weight: 1600 g
Dimensions: 279 x 229 x 31 mm
This is an awesome book. The authors boldly took on the daunting task of producing a comprehensive treatment of the butterflies of British Columbia, and came up with an exceptionally fine result. -- Ian L. Jones * Discovery, Fall 2002 *
The best presented and designed of the big butterfly books of recent years, Butterflies of British Columbia will be a great boon for all western lepidopterists and butterfly enthusiasts. The content is superbly rendered: maps generous and accurate, art and photographic quality splendid, text literate and handsomely set. There are several innovative features, and the fact that the original taxonomy will inspire debate is a measure of the book's groundbreaking approach. A grand accomplishment overall, this keenly awaited book presents Guppy and Shepard's rich scholarship and immense field experience to elegant advantage. -- Robert Michael Pyle, Ph.D. author of The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies, Handbook for Butterfly Watchers, The Butterflies of Cascadia, and Chasing Monarchs: Migrating with the Butterflies of Passage
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