The Butterflies of Canada

The Butterflies of Canada

Book - 1998
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Univ of Toronto Pr

The first comprehensive guide to all the butterflies found in Canada. It contains descriptive individual accounts for 300 butterfly species, including descriptions of early stages of species development, subspecies, and a list of key features.


Beautifully illustrated and clearly presented, The Butterflies of Canada is an indispensable guide to all aspects of butterfly study. Butterfly collecting has long been a popular summer activity, and as the growing popularity of butterfly watching and conservatories in Ontario and British Columbia shows, butterflies are a continuing source of delight and interest to Canadians.

The Butterflies of Canada is the first comprehensive guide to all the butterflies found in Canada. Based on the national butterfly collection maintained by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, it contains descriptive individual accounts for the close to three hundred butterfly species recorded in Canada, including descriptions of early stages, subspecies, and key features that help distinguish similar species. Each species of butterfly has an individual distribution map, generated from a database of more than 90,000 location records.

More than just a field guide to identifying Canadian butterflies, however, The Butterflies of Canada includes chapters on Canadian geography and butterfly distribution, conservation, gardening, photography, and the history of butterfly study in Canada. It also contains new and unpublished information on the classification of butterflies, their ranges, larval food plants, abundance, flight seasons, and noteworthy habits. Thirty two colour plates provide diagnostic details for each species, and also feature butterflies in their natural habitats. There is an extensive bibliography.



Blackwell North Amer
The Butterflies of Canada is beautifully illustrated guide to all aspects of the study of butterflies. It is the first comprehensive guide available for Canada and contains descriptions of close to three hundred butterfly species, including their early stages, subspecies, key identification features, as well as individual distribution maps.
More than just a field guide, The Butterflies of Canada includes chapters on Canadian geography and butterfly distribution, butterfly systematics, conservation, gardening, photography, and the history of butterfly study in Canada. It makes available new and unpublished information on butterflies, their classifications, ranges, larval food plants, abundance, flight seasons, and noteworthy habits. There is also an extensive bibliography to provide a starting point for further study.

University of Toronto Press

Beautifully illustrated and clearly presented, The Butterflies of Canada is an indispensable guide to all aspects of butterfly study. Butterfly collecting has long been a popular summer activity, and as the growing popularity of butterfly watching and conservatories in Ontario and British Columbia shows, butterflies are a continuing source of delight and interest to Canadians.

The Butterflies of Canada is the first comprehensive guide to all the butterflies found in Canada. Based on the national butterfly collection maintained by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, it contains descriptive individual accounts for the close to three hundred butterfly species recorded in Canada, including descriptions of early stages, subspecies, and key features that help distinguish similar species. Each species of butterfly has an individual distribution map, generated from a database of more than 90,000 location records.

More than just a field guide to identifying Canadian butterflies, however, The Butterflies of Canada includes chapters on Canadian geography and butterfly distribution, conservation, gardening, photography, and the history of butterfly study in Canada. It also contains new and unpublished information on the classification of butterflies, their ranges, larval food plants, abundance, flight seasons, and noteworthy habits. Thirty two colour plates provide diagnostic details for each species, and also feature butterflies in their natural habitats. There is an extensive bibliography.



Publisher: Toronto : Published in association with NRC Research Press, Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information by University of Toronto Press, c1998
ISBN: 9780802078810
0802078818
9780802008985
0802008984
Characteristics: 280 p., 32 leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Lafontaine, J. Donald
Hall, Peter W.

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