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Carcasson's African Butterflies

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Carcasson's African Butterflies

An Annotated Catalogue of the Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea of the Afrotropical Region

PR Ackery   The Natural History Museum, London
CR Smith  
R Vane-Wright  

816 pages
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing

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The result of more than 20 years of research and collaboration by international butterfly experts, this book is the first comprehensive catalogue to the butterfly fauna of any major tropical region and, as such, provides a basic research tool for any worker with an interest in African butterflies. Covering 3593 recognised species in 300 genera, it deals with about 20% of the world butterfly fauna. Included are entries for all genus-group, species-group and infra-subspecific names applicable to the Afrotropical butterflies, a total of about 14 000 names. This work has a more wide-ranging appeal than a narrow taxonomic list, a volume that will be of value not only to taxonomists but to all biologists with an interest in Africa and its butterfly fauna.



"An extremely thorough, well-organised, highly usable catalogue of the butterflies of the Afrotropical Region . . . This book should appeal to professional and amateurs interested in any aspect of the butterflies or zoogeography of the Afrotropical Region."
John Brown, Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society

"I shall treasure my copy of this splendid book."
Sir Cyril A. Clarke, Antenna

"We can only recommend this work to anyone interested in African Rhopalocera, and congratulate the editors for what is an excellent publication."
A Vives Moreno, SHILAP Revta. lepid.

"The book will for decades certainly be an irreplaceable reference work for anyone who wishes to concern himself with African diurnal butterflies."
A. Hausmann, Spixiana


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