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

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

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by Judy Burris, Wayne Richards
     
 

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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

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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, 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.

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
From the Publisher
“The dazzling, close-up photos and compelling writing make this easily accessible to young readers…”
—Cecilia Goodnow, San Antonio Express-News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580176170
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
229,841
Product dimensions:
7.56(w) x 9.81(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
IG1080L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Judy Burris is the co-author of The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs and The Life Cycles of Butterflies. She and her brother and co-author, Wayne Richards, have spent many years observing, raising, and photographing the amazing lives of insects in their own backyards 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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The Life Cycles of Butterflies: From Egg to Maturity, a Visual Guide to 23 Common Garden Butterflies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
butterflybubbles More than 1 year ago
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.
Marieel More than 1 year ago
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.