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Australian Geographic's A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies of

Australia 2/e

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Butterflies of Australia is an introductory photographic guide to 280 butterfly species commonly seen in Australia, and is perfect for residents and visitors alike. The 2nd edition includes extensive updates to the text, featuring revised taxonomy and multiple new images of the species covered. High-quality photographs from Australia’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habitat and habits. The user-friendly introduction covers the structure and life cycle of butterflies and their behaviour as a key to observing them. Also included is an up-to-date checklist of the butterflies of Australia encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific names and is IUCN status.

Peter Rowland is a nature conservationist, educator and photographer, who worked at the Australian Natural History Museum for a period spanning 20 years. Peter has a comprehensive knowledge of Australian fauna and flora, and has written and contributed to 15 books and several scientific papers on the wildlife of Australasia. Rachel Whitlock studied biological science at The University of Queensland (UQ) and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with a focus on insect systematics and taxonomy. She is interested in exploring Australias unique faunal diversity and how evolution has helped shape it, alongside engaging and educating the general public about biodiversity and conservation. John Nielsen is an entomologist with 15 years’ experience in the areas of biosecurity entomology and medical entomology. His passion for butterflies (especially swallowtails) and moths is nearly 30 years strong. He hopes this book will help make Australian butterflies accessible to everyone, especially future generations of budding scientists.

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