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Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Butterflies of British Columbia

Including Western Alberta, Southern Yukon, the Alaska Panhandle, Washington, Northern Oregon, Northern Idaho, and Northwestern Montana

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Butterflies of British Columbia

Including Western Alberta, Southern Yukon, the Alaska Panhandle, Washington, Northern Oregon, Northern Idaho, and Northwestern Montana

Butterflies are found everywhere in British Columbia. Written for butterfly watchers, butterfly gardeners, naturalists, and biologists, Butterflies of British Columbia will provide years of enjoyment for the butterfly enthusiast.

The Butterflies of British Columbia

  • provides the most complete coverage of species and subspecies of any North American regional or continental butterfly book
  • covers 187 species and 264 subspecies of butterflies, as well as 9 additional hypothetical species
  • provides descriptions of identifying features, immature stages, larval foodplants, biology and life history, range and habitat, and conservation status for each species
  • describes 11 new subspecies
  • includes introductory chapters covering the history, zoogeography, conservation, morphology, ecology, and biology of butterflies in BC and adjacent areas
  • is lavishly illustrated with over 1,200 colour photographs and over 200 distribution maps
  • includes a glossary of butterfly terms and a bibliography of over 750 citations.

414 pages


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

The Study of Butterflies in British Columbia

Postglacial Origins of the Butterfly Fauna of British Columbia

Impact of Humans on the Butterfly Fauna of British Columbia

Conservation of Butterflies in British Columbia

Butterfly Gardens

Morphology of Immature and Adult Butterflies

Biology of Butterflies

Seasonal Changes in Butterfly Fauna

Species Accounts

Organization of the Species Accounts

Superfamily Hesperioidea

Family Hesperiidae (Skippers)

Subfamily Pyrginae

Subfamily Hesperiinae

Superfamily Papilionoidea

Family Papilionidae (Swallowtails and Apollos)

Subfamily Parnassiinae

Subfamily Papilioninae

Family Pieridae (Whites, Marbles, and Sulphurs)

Subfamily Pierinae

Subfamily Anthocharinae

Subfamily Coliadinae

Family Lycaenidae (Gossamer Wings)

Subfamily Lycaeninae

Subfamily Theclinae

Subfamily Polyommatinae

Family Riodinidae (Metalmarks)

Family Nymphalidae (Brushfoots)

Subfamily Nymphalinae

Subfamily Argynninae

Subfamily Melitaeinae

Subfamily Limenitidinae

Subfamily Satyrinae

Subfamily Danainae

Appendices

1. Maps Showing the Distribution of Additional Species in Areas Adjacent to British Columbia

2. Species Checklist

3. Data for Butterfly Photographs and Genitalia Drawings

4. The Lepidopterists’ Society’s Statement on Collecting Lepidoptera

Glossary

Bibliography

Credits

Index

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