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Carcassons African Butterflies: An Annotated Catalogue Of The Papilionoidea And Hesperioidea Of The Afrotropical Region Phillip Ronald Ackery

Carcassons African Butterflies: An Annotated Catalogue Of The Papilionoidea And Hesperioidea Of The Afrotropical Region

Phillip Ronald Ackery

Published December 1st 1995
ISBN : 9780643055612
Hardcover
816 pages
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Intended for biologists with an interest in Africa and African butterflies, this book serves as a comprehensive catalogue to the entire butterfly fauna of the Afrotropical region. It covers 3593 species in 300 genera - about 20% of the worldMoreIntended for biologists with an interest in Africa and African butterflies, this book serves as a comprehensive catalogue to the entire butterfly fauna of the Afrotropical region. It covers 3593 species in 300 genera - about 20% of the world butterfly fauna- and contains all genus-group, species-group and infrasubspecific names applied to the Afrotropical butterfly fauna, a total of about 14,000 names. Bibliographic reference provided for all genus, species and infrasubspecific names, as are the type species designation for all genus-group names. The sequence of families, subfamilies, tribes and genera reflects current knowledge of classification. Information of distribution, habitats and known larval hostplants provided for all species. A comprehensive introduction includes sections on general behaviour, biogeography and early stage biology, together with a gazetteer and list of regional works. Features include: 300 photographs which illustrate one representative species for each genus- and a comprehensive cbibliography. The text is fully indexed.