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Author Carcasson, R. H. (Robert Herbert)

Title Carcasson's African butterflies : an annotated catalogue of the Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea of the Afrotropical region / editors, P.R. Ackery, C.R. Smith & R.I. Vane-Wright.

Publication Info. East Melbourne, Vic., Australia : CSIRO Australia ; London : Natural History Museum, [1995]
©1995

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 803 pages) : illustrations
Physical Medium polychrome
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Note "As used here, the Afrotropical Region ... include[s] all sub-Saharan Africa, the Malagasy subregion and southern Arabia. In terms of political rather than biogeographical entities, we would include Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, Sudan and Ethiopia, but not Morocco, Algeria, Libya or Egypt"--Page 49.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 677-748) and index.
Contents COVER; CONTENTS; LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; FOREWORD; INTRODUCTION; BIOLOGY; GAZETIEER AND LIST OF REGIONAL WORKS; BIOGEOGRAPHY; THE CATALOGUE; ADDENDUM; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Summary The result of more than 20 years of research and collaboration by international butterfly experts, this book is the first comprehensive catalogue to the butterfly fauna of any major tropical region and, as such, provides a basic research tool for any worker with an interest in African butterflies. Covering 3593 recognised species in 300 genera, it deals with about 20% of the world butterfly fauna. Included are entries for all genus-group, species-group and infra-subspecific names applicable to the Afrotropical butterflies, a total of about 14 000 names. This work has a more wide-ranging appea.
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Subject Papilionidae -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Papilionidae.
Sub-Saharan Africa.
Hesperiidae -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Hesperiidae.
Butterflies -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Butterflies.
Butterflies -- Arabia, Southern.
Southern Arabia.
África.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Katalog.
Added Author Ackery, Phillip Ronald.
Smith, C. R. (Campbell R.)
Vane-Wright, Richard Irwin.
Added Title African butterflies
Annotated catalogue of the Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea of the Afrotropical region
Other Form: Print version: Carcasson, R.H. (Robert Herbert). Carcasson's African butterflies. East Melbourne, Vic., Australia : CSIRO Australia ; London : Natural History Museum, ©1995 0643055614 (OCoLC)33417005
ISBN 0643055614 (electronic book)
9780643055612 (electronic book)
9780643100787 (electronic book)
0643100784 (electronic book)