The Life Cycles of Butterflies

The Life Cycles of Butterflies

From Egg to Maturity, A Visual Guide to 23 Common Garden Butterflies

Book - 2006
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For everyone who has ever marveled as a butterfly magically emerges from a chrysalis, this book is a treasure chest of amazing butterfly transformations. You are invited to experience the life cycles of 23 common backyard butterflies in this unique collection of stunning, full-color, up-close photography, all taken in a live garden setting. From the Black Swallowtail to the Monarch, the Question Mark to the Painted Lady, each butterfly is shown from start to maturity, with sequential photographs of the egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and emerging butterfly. Additional detail shots highlight caterpillar behavior, changes in the chrysalis as the wing pattern emerges, open- and closed-wing shots, and the color variations between the male and female butterflies. This richly visual and highly browsable guide to the life cycles of butterflies will appeal to wildlife enthusiasts, gardeners, teachers, and families alike.

Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2006
ISBN: 9781580176187
1580176186
9781580176170
1580176178
Branch Call Number: 595.789 B97L
Characteristics: vii, 151 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20 x 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Richards, Wayne 1970-

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