Butterflies of Alabama

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-04-21
  • Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions

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Butterflies of Alabama contains identifying characteristics for each species along with life history information including ecology, behavior, Alabama distribution, and up-to-date taxonomic information on each butterfly family and species.


Other chapters provide pertinent information about:


·        detailed species accounts and original photographs of 126 species of Alabama butterflies

·        detailed data collected over a nine-year period on Alabama butterflies, with 22,448 specimens counted and identified from 519 field trips

·        the human need to study butterflies

·        why butterflies are important to the citizens of Alabama

·        why butterflies are in trouble and in danger of becoming endangered in our State

·        descriptions of butterfly anatomy

·        details of butterfly metamorphosis

·        Alabama’s unique geology and climate and how these are linked to our great butterfly diversity

·        tips on field observations of butterflies

·        how to photograph butterflies in the field

·        butterfly conservation: saving Alabama’s butterflies

·        butterfly gardening in Alabama

·        tips on gathering data on Alabama butterflies

·        list of great places to look for butterflies: Alabama’s public parks and gardens

·        list of caterpillar host plants in Alabama

·        list of nectar plants in Alabama for adult butterflies

·        glossary, bibliography and index are included

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 1
Introductionp. 3
The Purpose of this Bookp. 3
The Human Need to Study Butterfliesp. 6
This Book was Written Primarily for Studentsp. 6
Butterflies are Important to the People of Alabamap. 7
Butterflies are in Troublep. 8
What is a Butterfly?p. 9
Butterfly Anatomyp. 12
Butterfly Classification: A Lesson in Taxonomyp. 18
The Different Kinds of Alabama Butterfliesp. 20
Metamorphosis and the Butterfly Life Cyclep. 21
The Eggp. 22
The Larva (Caterpillar)p. 23
The Pupa (Chrysalis)p. 23
The Adultp. 25
Know Your Statep. 25
Alabama's Great Butterfly Diversity is Linked to Its Unique Geology and Climatep. 27
The Ecoregions Conceptp. 28
The Six Ecoregions of Alabamap. 28
Southern Coastal Plain Ecoregionp. 28
Southeastern Plains Ecoregionp. 31
Piedmont Ecoregionp. 34
Ridge and Valley Ecoregionp. 35
Southwest Appalachians Ecoregionp. 37
Interior Plateau Ecoregionp. 40
Field Observations of Butterfliesp. 41
Butterfly Photographyp. 45
Butterfly Conservation: Saving Alabama's Butterfliesp. 51
Butterfly Gardening in Alabamap. 54
Gathering Data on Alabama Butterfliesp. 60
Great Places to Look for Butterflies: Public Parks and Gardens in Alabamap. 63
The Species Accountsp. 73
Skippers - Family Hesperiidaep. 73
Swallowtails - Family Papilionidaep. 209
Whites and Sulphurs - Family Pieridaep. 237
Gossamer-Wing Butterflies - Family Lycaenidaep. 277
Harvestersp. 278
Hairstreaksp. 281
Bluesp. 311
Brush-Footed Butterflies - Family Nymphalidaep. 331
Snoutsp. 331
Milkweed Butterfliesp. 336
Longwingsp. 345
True Brushfootsp. 364
Leafwingsp. 416
Emperorsp. 420
Satyrs and Wood Nymphsp. 427
Appendix Ap. 459
Table 2. Alabama Butterfly Datap. 460
Appendix Bp. 467
Table 3. Host Plants and Alabama Butterflies That Use Themp. 467
Appendix Cp. 475
Table 4. Alabama Butterfly Species and Their Documented Nectar Sourcesp. 475
Appendix Dp. 479
A Checklist of Alabama Butterfliesp. 479
Glossary: Terms Used in Butterfly Studiesp. 487
Bibliographyp. 497
Indexp. 501
About the Authorsp. 510
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