BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS: How They Function by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS: How They Function

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Interesting and intelligent like her several previous nature books, Patent's general introduction to butterflies and moths covers each stage of the life cycle, explaining how and why the various developments occur; devotes a separate chapter to camouflage and mimicry; and then looks at particular species with unusual lives or qualities. (Among these last is the famous monarch, whose wintering spot in Mexico was not discovered until the 1970s; a photo shows one tree among four acres of trees which are totally covered with wintering butterflies.) Additional topics such as pest control and relationships with other animals are investigated with Patent's usual talent for making things sensible and clear. Superior.

Pub Date: April 15th, 1979
Publisher: Holiday House