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The Resource Butterflies, text by Ronald Orenstein ; photography by Thomas Marent

Butterflies, text by Ronald Orenstein ; photography by Thomas Marent

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Butterflies
Title
Butterflies
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text by Ronald Orenstein ; photography by Thomas Marent
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Summary
This visual feast reveals a multitude of butterfly and moth species from around the globe. Here are some of the most colourful, spectacular and sometimes weird examples of the world's butterflies and moths. From the common swallowtail to the iridescent blue morpho, Thomas Marent's stunning photographs provide a close-up view of the remarkable family of insects known as Lepidoptera. The macro photography complements the enlightening text written by zoologist Ronald Orenstein, who explains the scientific curiosities of these amazing insects. He makes clear how to differentiate between butterflies and moths; how caterpillars camouflage themselves; and how their feeding strategies and evolutionary adaptations help them prevail in the wild. Examples include such seldom-seen species as the green dragontail (Indonesia), Mexican kite-swallowtail (Costa Rica), the alpine black swallowtail (China) and European sulphurs. Among the many anatomical characteristics profiled are the purpose and differences between butterfly and moth antennae (smell, communication and feel); how some butterflies are amazing mimics, appearing to the untrained eye as nectar-feeding hummingbirds; and how the patterns on their wings, depending on the species, may be spots that make the insects look like larger creatures to their predators. Butterflies has seven sections which provide comprehensive coverage of Lepidoptera
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1946-
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Orenstein, Ronald I.
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595.78/9
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Marent, Thomas
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  • Butterflies
  • Butterflies
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Butterflies, text by Ronald Orenstein ; photography by Thomas Marent
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Includes bibliographical references (page 279) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • still image
  • text
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  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
44873736
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781770855809
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) 44873736
  • (Sirsi) 44873736
Label
Butterflies, text by Ronald Orenstein ; photography by Thomas Marent
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
44873736
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781770855809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 44873736
  • (Sirsi) 44873736

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