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Butterflies of India

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Title:Butterflies of India


Author:Arun Pratap Singh

Publisher:Om Books International

Publish Year:2011

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Flora / Fauna


Remarks:Colour Photographs, Glossary, Bibliography and Index.


Size:147 x 212 mm


Price:USD 14.40

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  • Butterflies are an abundant and diverse group of animals that are a conspicuous part of virtually all the world’s terrestrial ecosystems. They appeal to people in a unique way. Popular imagination often separates butterflies from insects, as if the former are an entirely distinct group of animals. The study and watching of butterflies perhaps ranks second only to ornithology as a pastime for naturalists.

    Butterflies of India contains over 650 colour photographs of 255 species of butterflies found across the different sub-regions of India. The book features relative abundance status, distribution, seasonality, identification characters, the larval food plants of each species of butterfly, and more such interesting details.

    This handy guide designed for field identification is a must-have for all nature-lovers.

    Arun Pratap Singh

    ARUN PRATAP SINGH has been working on the conservation of Himalayan butterflies and birds at the Forest Research Institute, Dehradun for the last 12 Years. He had also served in the Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Shimla for prior to FRI. He obtained his Ph.D From FRI University on butterflies where he now also teaches Wildlife Management and Forest Entomology. Recently, he discovered a new species of butterfly form the Grahwal Himalayas, the Garhwal Six Ring. Ypthima Kedarnathensis. He has reviewed project proposals for the committee of Research and Exploration National Geographic Society, USA seeking grants on butterfly research. He has 60 research papers in both national and international journals to his credit.
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