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Author Davies, Hazel, 1968-

Title Do butterflies bite? [electronic resource] : fascinating answers to questions about butterflies and moths / Hazel Davies, Carol A. Butler ; with illustrations by William H. Howe.

Imprint New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2008.

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Description 1 online resource (223 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-212) and index.
Summary How fast do butterflies fly? Does a butterfly have ears? Do they sleep? Does a caterpillar have a skeleton? How does a moth get out of its cocoon? What is the difference between a butterfly and a moth? And just what is a skipper? Every year, thousands of people visit butterfly conservatories to stand in quiet awe of the simple beauty displayed by these magical creatures. Hazel Davies and Carol A. Butler capture the sense of wonderment and curiosity experienced by adults and children alike in this book about butterflies and their taxonomic cousins, the moths and the skippers. Beautifully illustrated with color and black and white photographs, and drawings by renowned artist William Howe, this book is an essential resource for parents, teachers, students, or anyone who has ever been entranced by these fascinating, fluttering creatures. Covering everything from their basic biology to their complex behaviors at every stage of life to issues in butterfly conservation, Davies and Butler explore wide-ranging topics and supply a trove of intriguing facts. You'll find tips on how to attract more butterflies to your garden, how to photograph them, and even how to raise them in your own home. Arranged in a question and answer format, the book provides detailed information written in an accessible style that brings to life the science and natural history of these insects. In addition, sidebars throughout the book detail an assortment of butterfly trivia, while extensive appendices direct you to organizations, web sites, and more than 200 indoor and outdoor public exhibits, where you can learn more or connect with other lepidopterophiles (butterfly lovers).
Contents Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part One: Butterfly Basics; Part Two: Butterfly Bodies; Part Three: Butterfly Life; Part Four: Butterfly Background; Part Five: Butterfly Love; Part Six: Metamorphosis; Part Seven: Dangers and Defenses; Part Eight: Butterflies on the Move; Part Nine: Outdoor Butterflies; Part Ten: Indoor Butterflies; Appendix A: Selected Nectar Plants for North American Butterflies and Moths; Appendix B: Host Plants of Selected North American Butterflies and Moths; Appendix C: Public Butterfly Conservatories and Exhibits; Appendix D: Website Resources.
Appendix E: OrganizationsAppendix F: Suggestions for Further Reading; Appendix G: Species List of Butterflies and Moths; Sources; Index; About the Authors.
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Subject Butterflies -- Miscellanea.
Moths -- Miscellanea.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Butler, Carol A., 1943-
Other Form: Print version: Davies, Hazel, 1968- Do butterflies bite?. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2008 9780813542683 0813542685 (DLC) 2007029663 (OCoLC)156975292
ISBN 9780813545073 (electronic bk.)
0813545072 (electronic bk.)
0813542685 (Paper)