Butterflies of Alabama: Glimpses into Their Lives (Gosse by Paulette Haywood Ogard,Sara Cunningham Bright

By Paulette Haywood Ogard,Sara Cunningham Bright

Butterflies of Alabama is a full-color, richly illustrated consultant to the eighty four recognized species of “true” butterflies (Papilionoidea) came upon in the state’s borders. For greater than 14 years, the authors have made an in depth research of those showy, winged stars of the insect international, pursuing them in a good number of habitats, rearing them, and photographing their striking existence cycle stages—egg, larva (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalid or “cocoon”), and adult.

 

Each species account is followed via colour photos of reside matters of their ordinary habitats. Close-ups demonstrate interesting info of camouflage, mimicry, colour, and caution units. The attractive textual content explains the hugely developed relationships among butterflies and the crops upon which they count in addition to the really expert variations that permit their survival inside of particular environmental niches. integrated are diversity maps, flight instances, caterpillar host crops, grownup nectar resources, and id tips—abundant info to tantalize budding in addition to skilled butterfly watchers. moreover, pertinent conservation concerns are addressed and appendices offer an annotated list of the state’s butterflies, an inventory of accidentals and strays, details on butterfly companies, and advised extra reading.

 

With its non-technical language, easy layout, and lovely photos, Butterflies of Alabama is offered and beautiful to an individual who appreciates Alabama’s outstanding average wealth.

Publication is supported partially by means of the voters of the town of Selma, Alabama's Butterfly Capital.

 

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