Biology of Australian Butterflies

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Csiro Publishing, 1999 - Nature - 395 pages
Brings together exciting accounts of life history strategies of a range of species, as well as background information on general butterfly behaviour, taxonomy and evolutionary aspects.
 

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Contents

The Higher Classification of the Butterflies
25
Concluding Remarks
31
The Biogeography of Australian Butterflies
53
The Skippers Trapezites Hesperiidae
75
Discussion
98
The Palm Darts Cephrenes augiades and C trichopepla Hesperiidae
105
The Big Greasy Cressida cressida Papilionidae
115
The Lemon Migrant Catopsilia pomona Pieridae
135
Satyrinae
217
Satyrinae
227
Illidges Antblue Acrodipsas illidgei Lycaenidae
239
The Dull Copper Paralucia pyrodiscus Lycaenidae
247
The Jewels Hypochrysops Species Lycaenidae
261
The Imperial Blue Jalmenus evagoras Lycaenidae
279
Secretions
286
Food Plant Selection and Use
317

The Grass Yellows Eurema Species Pieridae
143
The Cabbage White Pieris rapae Pieridae
153
The Lesser Wanderer Danaus chrysippus
173
The Crows Euploea Species with Notes on the Blue Tiger
191
Communities of Butterflies
333
Rare Butterflies and Theories of Evolution and Ecology
349
Index
389
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R. L. Kitching

R. E. Jones

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