This is a superb field guide for the naturalist, with multiple wings-spread full-colour images and locality maps of species throughout. "
The illustrations are superb and, together with the accompanying text and maps, should enable identification of even the most difficult species. It is highly recommended, particularly for those who enjoy watching or collecting butterflies in the field or have not lashed out on the more lavish Butterflies of Australia . --David L Hancock "Australian Entomologist ""
... a book as technically accurate and artistically pleasing as any I have seen in recent years. ... I highly recommend it for professional entomologists and amateurs alike. --John Moss "Butterfly & Other Invertebrates Club Newsletter ""
" while enjoying watching or collecting Australian butterflies with the help of this magnificent field guide, you also have the opportunity to add to scientific knowledge and contribute to the preservation of biological diversity."--Paul Ehrlich"
About the Author
Michael F. Braby has been collecting and studying Australian butterflies for more than 35 years. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University and Chief Editor of Austral Entomology. He is particularly interested in the conservation, systematics, taxonomy, biogeography, biology and ecology of diurnal Lepidoptera and has published extensively in the field.
Excellent field-guide that would not be great for a trip to Australia but would add value to any butterfly or nature enthusiasts book collection. Easy to understand descriptions of the species with underside and upperside photos of set specimens