The Life Cycles of Butterflies: From Egg to Maturity, a Visual Guide to 23 Common Garden Butterflies

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For everyone who has ever marveled as a butterfly magically emerges from a chrysalis, this book is a treasure chest of amazing butterfly transformations. You are invited to experience the life cycles of 23 common backyard butterflies in this unique collection of stunning, full-color, up-close photography, all taken in a live garden setting. From the Black Swallowtail to the Monarch, the Question Mark to the Painted Lady, each butterfly is shown from start to maturity, with sequential photographs of the egg, ...

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Overview

For everyone who has ever marveled as a butterfly magically emerges from a chrysalis, this book is a treasure chest of amazing butterfly transformations. You are invited to experience the life cycles of 23 common backyard butterflies in this unique collection of stunning, full-color, up-close photography, all taken in a live garden setting. From the Black Swallowtail to the Monarch, the Question Mark to the Painted Lady, each butterfly is shown from start to maturity, with sequential photographs of the egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and emerging butterfly. Additional detail shots highlight caterpillar behavior, changes in the chrysalis as the wing pattern emerges, open- and closed-wing shots, and the color variations between the male and female butterflies. This richly visual and highly browsable guide to the life cycles of butterflies will appeal to wildlife enthusiasts, gardeners, teachers, and families alike.

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Editorial Reviews

Manchester (CT) Journal Inquirer
"…a remarkable visual resource and guidebook for butterfly lovers of all ages."— Ethel Fried, Manchester (Conn.) Journal Inquirer, Sept. 30, 2006
— Ethel Fried
Houston Chronicle
“A well-written and well-photographed text about how butterflies become beneficial insects.”—Kathy Huber, Houston Chronicle
— Kathy Huber
San Antonio Express-News
“The dazzling, close-up photos and compelling writing make this easily accessible to young readers…”
—Cecilia Goodnow, San Antonio Express-News
— Cecilia Goodnow
Manchester (CT) Journal Inquirer - Ethel Fried
"…a remarkable visual resource and guidebook for butterfly lovers of all ages."— Ethel Fried, Manchester (Conn.) Journal Inquirer, Sept. 30, 2006
Houston Chronicle - Kathy Huber
“A well-written and well-photographed text about how butterflies become beneficial insects.”—Kathy Huber, Houston Chronicle
San Antonio Express-News - Cecilia Goodnow
“The dazzling, close-up photos and compelling writing make this easily accessible to young readers…”
—Cecilia Goodnow, San Antonio Express-News
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580176170
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 214,177
  • Product dimensions: 7.56 (w) x 9.81 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Judy Burris and Wayne Richards, a brother-sister author team, have been intrigued with butterflies since they were children. They have spent many years observing, raising, and photographing these miraculous creatures. Judy and Wayne live in Erlanger, Kentucky.

Judy Burris and Wayne Richards, a brother-sister author team, have been intrigued with butterflies since they were children. They have spent many years observing, raising, and photographing these miraculous creatures. Judy and Wayne live in Erlanger, Kentucky.

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Table of Contents

Preface

1 The Butterfly from Start to Finish

How a Butterfly Lays Its Eggs
• How a Caterpillar Grows
• How a Chrysalis Is Formed
• Continuing the Cycle

2 Butterfly Life Cycles

Eastern Black Swallowtail
• Giant Swallowtail
• Pipevine Swallowtail
• Spicebush Swallowtail
• Tiger Swallowtail
• Zebra Swallowtail
• Gulf Fritillary
• Variegated Fritillary
• Zebra Longwing
• Question Mark
• Eastern Comma
• Common Buckeye
• American Lady
• Painted Lady
• Red Admiral
• Silvery Checkerspot
• Red-spotted Purple
• Viceroy
• Monarch
• Queen
• Cabbage White
• Clouded Sulphur
• Pearl Crescent

3 Butterfly Habitat Gardening

Host Plants
• Our Top Nectar Flowers

4 Other Garden Visitors

Assorted Butterflies
• Assorted Skippers

Glossary

References

Easy Comparison Guides: Eggs, Caterpillars, Chrysalises

Acknowledgments

Index

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    I am just learning to "grow" butterflies in my backyard. This is an excellent reference guide with beautiful pictures and information on how to attract and identify each species of butterfly.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    Excellent book for beginners, children and educators

    This book is an excellent tool for anyone wanting to learn about the life cycle of butterflies. Also gives info on what the host plants are so that you can plant them yourself to attract these beautiful creatures.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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