Butterflies of British Columbia

Butterflies of British Columbia

Including Western Alberta, Southern Yukon, the Alask Panhandle, Washington, Northern Oregon, Northern Idaho, Northwestern Montana

Book - 2001
Rate this:
Univ of Washington Pr

Butterflies of British Columbia provides butterfly watchers, naturalists, and the professional biologist with an overview of the fascinating butterfly fauna of British Columbia and adjacent areas. It covers 216 species, about one-third of the resident, breeding butterfly species in the United States and Canada.

An extensive general introduction to the study of butterflies includes the history of butterfly study, post-glacial colonization by butterflies, the effects of European colonization on the fauna, butterfly conservation, butterfly gardening, ecology, morphology, biology, and behavior. Each species treatment includes maps of the northwestern North American distribution, color photographs of adults of all species and subspecies, and flight season graphs. The meanings of both scientific and common names are given. Distribution maps are provided for additional species and subspecies that occur in areas adjacent to British Columbia, including Washington, northern Idaho, northwest Montana, western Alberta, and southern Yukon.

Book News
A wildlife habitat biologist and a biodiversity consultant both entomologists aim for comprehensiveness in this reference on the exceedingly large and diverse butterfly fauna of British Columbia and adjacent areas. Including both butterflies and the other major group of day-flying Lepidoptera, the skippers, the volume covers the 187 known species in BC, 264 subspecies (11 newly described), and nine species mapped very near the border. Introductory chapters address the history, zoogeography, conservation, morphology, ecology, and biology of butterflies in BC and adjacent areas. Entries for each butterfly include identifying features, immature stages, larval food-plants, biology and life history, range and habitat, and conservation status, along with detailed color photographs and maps for each species. Distributed by the U. of Washington Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780774808095
Characteristics: 414 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Get NoveList Reading Recommendations

Subject Headings

No similar edition of this title was found at PPL.

Try searching for Butterflies of British Columbia to see if PPL owns related versions of the work.

Suggest For Purchase

To Top