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

by Judy Burris, Wayne Richards

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The Life Cycles of Butterflies: From Egg to Maturity, a Visual Guide to 23 Common Garden Butterflies by Judy Burris, Wayne Richards

This stunning photographic guide will have butterfly enthusiasts of all ages aflutter. Judy Burris and Wayne Richards include more than 400 full-color, up-close images that present the life cycles of 23 common North American butterflies in amazing detail. Watch caterpillars hatch from eggs, eat and grow, form into chrysalides, emerge as colorful butterflies, and fly through the air. You’ll also learn which plants butterflies avoid and which native species they’re attracted to, so you can create your own backyard butterfly haven. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580176170
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 04/01/2006
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 152,354
Product dimensions: 7.56(w) x 9.81(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: IG1080L (what's this?)

About 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.

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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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.