A Photographic Guide to Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand
|By||Robert J. B. Hoare|
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Book Size||190 x 95 x 10|
|Imprint||New Holland Publishers|
|Subject Classification||The natural world, country life & pets / Wildlife: general interest|
Written and photographed by experts in their fields, this book introduces important and striking species of moths & butterflies in both main islands, describing their appearance, behaviour and life cycle.
Given that they are found in a huge range of habitats, from the porch light to the forests, pastures and high country, it is easy to stumble across New Zealand s moths and butterflies. That study is still very much a work in progress : In addition to about 1720 named species the great majority of which are moths, many of them day-flying we have numerous unnamed species: probably well over 200 in all.
This book explains which species are endemic and which have probably blown over at some point from Australia and other neighbours, and gives useful tips on how readers can find, identify and study these beautiful invertebrates for themselves.