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The definitive guide to the world's most recognized butterfly.

Monarch butterflies are widely distributed around the world. The two most distinct populations are located in North America -- one to the east and the other to the west of the Rocky Mountains.

Their wide distribution, coupled with their vivid orange, white and black coloring makes the monarch the most recognizable butterfly. Regrettably, in recent years, ecological changes -- specifically the loss of its feeding grounds -- are threatening the monarch's existence.

The Last Monarch Butterfly provides a thorough and essential overview of these delightful creatures and helps readers to understand their plight. The book documents the monarch's life cycle to provide a clear understanding of its natural condition including its migratory nature. Easy-to-understand text is illustrated with thirty bright, colorful photographs.

The western butterfly winters in California and the eastern butterfly winters in Mexico. Natural disasters such as a recent cold snap in Mexico imperil the already depleted monarch populations. Areas in California that once hosted the monarch are now being used for residential and industrial development. Even the vast fields of flowering weeds that supported the monarch in the northern states are depleted for new development.

The Last Monarch Butterfly is the definitive environmental reference on this endangered species.

About Phillip J. Schappert

Phil Schappert, PhD, is the editor of the "News of Lepidopterists' Society" and has written many magazine articles and scientific papers about butterflies and their host plants. He is the author of "A World for Butterflies." He is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Author : Phillip J. Schappert
Publisher : Firefly Books
Data Published : 01 August 2004
ISBN : 1552979695
EAN : 9781552979693
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 113 pages
Age + : 10-14 years
Language : English
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