The Complete Book of North American Butterflies (edited by Paul A. Opler)


Artistic depictions of butterflies have been used in many cultures including Egyptian hieroglyphs dating back 3500 years. In some cultures butterflies symbolize rebirth, while others believe that when a butterfly lands on you it is a sign of good luck to follow. Whatever belief, everyone agrees that butterflies are among the most beautiful and mysterious insects on the planet. Now discover the many amazing butterfly breeds in The Complete Book of North American Butterflies, edited by butterfly expert Paul Opler.

This book includes an entire chapter devoted to the resilient migrating Monarch. With its vibrant orange and black markings, it is possibly the most recognizable of all butterflies. The book also features all state butterflies like Maryland's Baltimore Checkersport, the California Dogface Butterfly, the Spicebush Swallowtail of Mississippi, and then explores the phenomenon of Mimicry, a survival mechanism butterflies use to trick predators into thinking they are inedible—or perhaps an entirely different organism all together!

7.2 x 0.8 x 9.5 inches

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