All About: Butterflies of Australia, Garry Sankowsky
All About: Butterflies of Australia, Garry Sankowsky. Paperback with flaps. 176 pages.
This new title investigates the always-popular subject of Australian butterflies.Early chapters explore the lifecycle of these majestic insects, with stunning images showing the progression from egg through caterpillar and chrysalis stages to adult butterfly. It also covers subjects such as defence mechanisms (camouflage, mimicry, etc),feeding and introduced species.
A large section of the book includes identification spreads on key species and families of Australian butterflies. Many of the country s most eye-catching species are covered, including White Nymph, Common Jezabel, Ulysses Butterfly and the gigantic Cairns Birdwing. For many species all stages of the lifecycle are illustrated, with images of eggs, caterpillars at various stages of development, and chrysalises, together with male and female butterflies where they differ significantly in appearance.
Another very useful feature is the quick comparison guides to similar species, including many of those in the Brown and Blue families.
Full of 300 full colour images taken from the author s own collection which he has built up over many decades.
A beautifully presented book, the ideal gift for anyone with an interest in the wonderful lives of butterflies.