Butterflies of Australia - secondhand
By IFB Common & DF Waterhouse. Reprinted in 1995. 682 pages.
Hardback, ex-library, in very good condition.
First published in 1972, Butterflies of Australia was the most definitive work to appear since CA Waterhouse's 1932 classic What butterfly is that?, the first popular account dealing comprehensively with Australian butterflies. A substantially revised and expanded edition was published in 1981 was enormously valued by collectors, naturalists, students and professional entomologists as the standard reference on the Australian butterfly fauna.
This reprint edition of Butterflies of Australia first published in 1981 provides a ready means of identifying most species and is superbly illustrated with Neville Caley's colour plates and line drawings. It contains a wealth of accurate information on distribution, life history and food plants for all species.
In addition, it includes detailed sections of structure biology, physiology and behaviour, together with techniques on collection and study and a list or larval food plants.