THE LIFE CYCLES OF BUTTERFLIES:
From Egg To Maturity, A Visual Guide To 23 Common Garden Butterflies
by Judy Burris & Wayne Richards
2006, 160 pages, color photos throughout. This book is a treasure chest of amazing butterfly transformations. Readers are invited to explore and experience the life cycles of 23 common butterflies in this unique collection of stunning 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.
Readers learn how they can create their own butterfly gardens, with specific host plants suggested for each species, most of which are found across North America.
This richly visual and highly browsable guide to the life cycles of butterflies will appeal to wildlife enthusiasts, gardeners, school teachers, and families alike. Paperback; 7-1/2 x 9-3/4″.
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