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Butterflies of the Great Lakes Region

PDF A unique and beautifully illustrated field and reference guide to the true butterflies of the Great Lakes watershed The Butterflies of the Great Lakes Region is the first of its kind to present an overall picture of the biology of butterflies inhabiting the Great Lakes region. The straightforward approach and clear writing style make this book very understandable to the educated lay public as well as stimulating to professional biologists. Includes - An introductory section about the important geographic features of the Great Lakes region - The climatic factors that have affected the butterfly fauna and their distribution within the region since the retreat of the glaciers 10,000 years ago - Descriptions of ancient environments and habitats of the Great Lakes - Line drawings and award-winning color photographs of butterflies under natural field conditions - The most recent information concerning each species' taxonomy, identification, adult food sources, adult habitat, behavior, and ecology - A complete life history and description of typical larval host plants used by each species. A section on the important practice of collecting, preserving, and conserving butterflies - Extended reference section and glossary complete the book

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