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 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.
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Book Description CSIRO, 1995. Book Condition: New. 803, 300 b/w illus. 275x210mm. HB. NEW. . The first comprehensive catalogue to the entire butterfly fauna of the Afrotropical region, covering 3593 species in 300 genera. Information on distribution, habitat and larval foodplant, where known. Introductory sections on general behaviour, biogeography and early stage biology. . Bookseller Inventory # 83