Butterflies of Alabama

Butterflies of Alabama

by W Mike Howell, Vitaly Charny

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Overview

Butterflies of Alabama contains identifying characteristics for each species along with life history information including ecology, behavior, Alabama distribution, and up-to-date taxonomic information on each butterfly family and species.

Other chapters provide pertinent information about:

· detailed species accounts and original photographs of 126 species of Alabama butterflies

· detailed data collected over a nine-year period on Alabama butterflies, with 22,448 specimens counted and identified from 519 field trips

· the human need to study butterflies

· why butterflies are important to the citizens of Alabama

· why butterflies are in trouble and in danger of becoming endangered in our State

· descriptions of butterfly anatomy

· details of butterfly metamorphosis

· Alabama’s unique geology and climate and how these are linked to our great butterfly diversity

· tips on field observations of butterflies

· how to photograph butterflies in the field

· butterfly conservation: saving Alabama’s butterflies

· butterfly gardening in Alabama

· tips on gathering data on Alabama butterflies

· list of great places to look for butterflies: Alabama’s public parks and gardens

· list of caterpillar host plants in Alabama

· list of nectar plants in Alabama for adult butterflies

· glossary, bibliography and index are included

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780558556310
Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions
Publication date: 05/05/2010
Pages: 518
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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