Butterflies of the Great Lakes Region
AUTHOR: Douglas, Matthew M. and Douglas, Jonathan M.
PUBLISHER: University of Michigan Press
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The Butterflies of the Great Lakes is the first of its kind to present an overall picture of the biology of butterflies inhabiting the Great Lakes region. The straightforward approach and clear writing style make this book very understandable to the educated lay public as well as stimulating to professional biologists.
- An introductory section about the important geographic features of the Great Lakes region
- The climate factors that have affected the butterfly fauna and their distribution within the region since the retreat of the glaciers 10,000 years ago
- Descriptions of ancient environments and habitats of the Great Lakes
- Line drawings and award-winning color photographs of butterflies under natural field conditions
- The most recent information concerning each species' taxonomy, identification, adult food sources, adult habitat, behavior, and ecology
- A complete life history and description of typical larval host plants used by each species
- A section on the important practice of collecting, preserving, and conserving butterflies
- Extended reference section and glossary complete the book
Matthew M. Douglas is Senior Adjunct Research Scientist, Snow Entomological Museum, University of Kansas; Department Head, Biology at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Visiting Professor in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University. He is the author of The Lives of Butterflies.
Jonathan M. Douglas holds a BS from the University of Chicago.
PUBLICATION DATE: 7/13/2005