This informative introduction to the butterflies of India is richly complemented by illustrations and vivid color photographs. Useful features of the book include a concise description of each species, information on larval food plants, and sections on migration, mimicry, breeding. Tips on how to photograph butterflies are also noted. This book will be of special interest to butterfly enthusiasts and zoologists interested in identifying butterflies seen in the gardens, forests and even the city streets of India.
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Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Butterfly Species; 2. Swallowtales - The Papilios; 3. Whites and Yellows - The Pierids; 4. Blues - The Lycaenids; 5. Milkweek Butterflies - The Daniads; 6. Browns - The Satyrids; 7. Brush-footed Butterflies - The Nymphalids; 8. Skippers - The Hesperiids; 9. Table: Preferred larval foodplants; 10. Variation; 11. Protective Adaptations; 12. Mimicry; 13. Butterfly Migration; 14. 'Butterflying'; 15. How and Where to Watch Butterflies; 16. Gardening for Butterflies; 17. Rearing Caterpillars; 18. Photographing Butterflies; 19. Butterflies and Conservation; Glossary; Index; Plates
Common Butterflies of India by Thomas Gay
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