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The Fascinating World of Butterflies and Moths Bob Gibbons

The Fascinating World of Butterflies and Moths - Bob Gibbons

Unstated: New Line Books, 2006, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper unevenly age-toned. Text complete, clean and tight.

Contains: Colour photographs; Colour frontispiece; Title page vignette;

From the cover: “The Fascinating World of Butterflies and Moths introduces the reader to some of the extraordinarily beautiful creatures that make up the group. Butterflies and moths are the most vivid and popular of all insects, with their irresistible combination of bright colour, complex patterns, and harmless way of life.

A brief introduction to their biology and ecology is followed by a description in detail of a selection of the world’s most interesting and attractive species, each beautifully illustrated in colour. They range from the tiny moth-like skipper butterflies, through the beautiful swallowtails to giants like the spectacular Indian Moon-Moth and the enormous Atlas Moth, which can have a wingspan of up to 12 inches (300mm) across! Examples arc drawn from all habitats in all continents and give a clear view of the diverse life-styles of these insects.

Of interest both to general naturalists who require information on the butterflies and moths of their own area, this will also please the more sedentary reader who wishes to discover more about nature in other parts of the world. This is a book both for serious students and for amateurs to dip into from time to time.”

Size: 9½" x 12¼". Matching Pictorial boards. 112 pages.
The Fascinating World of Butterflies and Moths Bob Gibbons