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Butterflies of the World
Adrian Hoskins FRES
350 pages, 350 colour photographs
New Holland Publishers
Hardback ISBN-13: 9781921517334
 
A lavishly illustrated book covering butterflies of the world, with an extremely informative and readable text written by an expert author who has spent many years observing and studying butterflies around the world. Opening chapters cover the evolution, anatomy, lifecycle, ecology and taxonomy of the world's butterflies. The bulk of the book comprises of chapters providing comprehensive coverage of each of the world's 7 butterfly families, from the spectacular swallowtails, apollos, morphos and birdwings to the satyrs, whites, metalmarks, hairstreaks, skippers and hedylids. The pages are illustrated with hundreds of stunning colour photographs taken by the author in locations around the world.
GBP 19.95 available now from all good bookshops. Also available in a French edition "Papillons du Monde"
 
1000 Butterflies
Adrian Hoskins FRES
432 pages, over 1000 colour photographs
New Holland Publishers
Hardback ISBN-13: 9781921517563
 
This wonderfully illustrated book is essentially a photographic guide to the butterflies of the world. The 1000 species chosen for inclusion are those most likely to be noticed by the average person, either because they are conspicuously coloured, or because they are particularly common in the part of the world where they occur. Each stunning image shows the butterfly in its natural surroundings, and is accompanied by useful text on identification, interesting features and geographical distribution. "1000 Butterflies" is the perfect companion to the author's first title "Butterflies of the World".
GBP 19.95 available from 25th August 2016 from all good bookshops.

 

 
 

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Acknowledgements

The data presented on this website is based on over 50 years of extensive personal observation by Adrian Hoskins F.R.E.S. It is supplemented by data collated from numerous books, academic papers, and personal communications with eminent biologists.

In order to make the text more accessible and easy to read I do not incorporate citations to the invaluable works of others, but wish to express my sincerest gratitude to the following people, and recommend their works to anyone wishing to explore the subject more deeply:

Andre Frietas, Andrew Neild, Arjan Basu Roy, Bernard d'Abrera, Bernard Hermíer, Bernaud Dominique, Blanca Huertas, Carlos Prieto, Curtis Callaghan, Delano Lewis, Jason Hall, Jean-Marc Gayman, Jeremy Thomas, Jorge Bizzaro, Gerardo Lamas, Hugh Rowell, Keith Willmott, Kevin Tuck, Kim Garwood, Krushnamegh Kunte, Martin Honey, Martin Warren, Maurizio Bollino, Michael Parsons, Olaf Mielke, Pat Haynes, Phil DeVries, Robert Robbins, Ronald Brabant, Stéphane Attal, Szabolcs Safian, Tomasz Pyrcz, Torben Larsen, and Zsolt Balint.

I would also like to thank Bernard & Lucilla d'Abrera for their very generous donation of 11 vols of Butterflies of the World, an indispensable series of books illustrating specimens of most of the currently known species of butterfly. My thanks go also to Colin Baker for his generous donation of software and to Tony Hoare who kindly donated Willmott's book The Genus Adelpha.

 

 

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