Butterflies of the South Pacific

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The South Pacific is a vast expanse of ocean with tiny scattered islands and island groups. From Kiribati, Tuvalu, and Fiji to the west, to the far-flung Marquesas and Austral Islands in French Polynesia to the east, this book surveys (and discovers) the butterfly inhabitants of these tropical islands. For completeness, Hawai'i to the north - where there are many fewer islands in an otherwise empty ocean - is included. To the south and with a much larger land area, lies temperate New Zealand, with a further ...
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Overview

The South Pacific is a vast expanse of ocean with tiny scattered islands and island groups. From Kiribati, Tuvalu, and Fiji to the west, to the far-flung Marquesas and Austral Islands in French Polynesia to the east, this book surveys (and discovers) the butterfly inhabitants of these tropical islands. For completeness, Hawai'i to the north - where there are many fewer islands in an otherwise empty ocean - is included. To the south and with a much larger land area, lies temperate New Zealand, with a further string of islands reaching into sub-Antarctic waters. It is easy to misjudge butterflies as fragile flying insects, but their distribution across a wild and expansive Pacific Ocean proves otherwise. Long ago, by flight, they colonized isolated and tiny atolls and they continue to claim new territory. Additionally, they came by land bridges when sea levels were lower, to mark out their distribution and perhaps establish new species. More recently, people have made their way into the South Pacific region, and, therefore, the book's final chapter considers the impacts of human migration and population growth, and identifies conservation issues. As a beautiful and highly illustrated guide, Butterflies of the South Pacific includes lifesize reproductions, as well as magnifications of smaller butterflies. *** "Featuring glorious color photography throughout, including close-up images of virtually every listed species, 'Butterflies of the South Pacific' is an information-packed guide that is invaluable to entomologists, yet accessible to lay readers. Highly recommended." - The Midwest Book Review, Library Bookwatch, January 2013, The Wildlife Shelfò*** "...well-written, informative guide. It is a must for those who live in the region or are planning to visit to search for its butterflies. Highly recommended. - Choice, Vol. 50, No. 12, August 2013
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781877578045
  • Publisher: Otago University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2012
  • Pages: 240

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