Butterflies of the Cayman Islands
This book will enable the identification of each of the 57 species of butterfly that has been recorded from the Cayman Islands. There is a description of every butterfly, stressing the most important characteristics, with photographs of living and More...
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Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
This book will enable the identification of each of the 57 species of butterfly that has been recorded from the Cayman Islands. There is a description of every butterfly, stressing the most important characteristics, with photographs of living and mounted specimens. The distribution, history, and biology of each species are reviewed. The plants which provide adult butterflies with nectar or feed for the caterpillars are tabulated. A general introduction includes a discussion of the affinities and size of the Caymanian butterfly fauna. The three islands share most of their butterfly species but each island also has uniquely characteristic elements. Both the casual butterfly watcher and those more committed to the study of butterflies will discover much of interest in this book and thereby make a contribution to the continuing survival of these beautiful insects.
|The order Lepidoptera|
|The Cayman Islands|
|Earlier accounts of the butterflies|
|Status of butterfly species on the three Cayman Islands (including check-lists)|
|Changes over time|
|Size of the butterfly fauna|
|Affinities of the butterfly fauna|
|Hurricane impact on Grand Cayman butterflies|
|Where to see butterflies|
|When to see butterflies|
|The butterfly life cycle|
|Reputed Cayman butterflies|
|Nectar plants and larval food-plants|
|Butterflies on Cayman postage stamps|