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Butterflies and Moths (British) by William S. Furneaux

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BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS

(British)

OUT DOOR WORLD LIBRARY.

THE OUT DOOR WORLD; or, Young Collector's Handbook. By W. FURNEAUX, F.R.G.S. With 18 Plates, 16 of which are coloured, and 549 Illustrations in the Text. Crown 8vo. 7 s. 6 d.

BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS (BRITISH). By W. FURNEAUX, F.R.G.S. With 12 coloured Plates and 241 Illustrations in the Text. 10 s. 6 d. net.

To be followed by

BRITISH BIRDS. By W. H. HUDSON, F.Z.S. With a Chapter on Structure and Classification by FRANK E. BEDDARD, F.R.S.

LIFE IN PONDS AND STREAMS. By W. FURNEAUX, F.R.G.S.

BRITISH MAMMALS AND REPTILES. AND OTHER VOLUMES.

London: LONGMANS, GREEN, & CO. New York: 15 East 16th Street.

[Illustration: Plate I

Danielsson & Co., del. ad. Nat. et Chromolith. ]

BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS

(British)

by

W. FURNEAUX, F.R.G.S.

Author of 'The Out Door World, Or Young Collector's Handbook'

[Illustration]

With Twelve Coloured Plates and Numerous Illustrations in the Text

London Longmans, Green, and Co. And New York. 15 East 16th Street 1894

All rights reserved

PREFACE

The favourable reception with which the 'Out door World' has been greeted has encouraged the publishers to issue a series of volumes dealing in fuller detail with the various branches of Natural History treated of in that work. Necessarily each subject was only briefly touched upon, but the study is of so enticing a character that 'appetite grows by feeding,' and the students of the 'Out door World,' having tasted the sweetness of companionship with Nature, will not rest satisfied with the help afforded by that handbook. Each one will want to go deeper into that particular department which most appeals to his own inclinations.

The present volume is written expressly for those who desire to extend their knowledge of the British Lepidoptera, or, to use the more popular names, 'Butterflies and Moths.'

The general characteristics of this interesting order of insects are described somewhat fully, but, of course, it would be impossible to give an individual account of all the British Lepidoptera in a work of this size, so a selection has been made such as will satisfy the requirements of the great majority of those who intend to take up this particular branch of entomology. The number of British Butterflies, however, is so limited that a place has been found for a figure and a description of every species; and, of the larger moths, many of the common and typical kinds have been included. An introduction to the study of the Micro lepidoptera has also been added.

No trouble has been spared to render this work thoroughly practical. In addition to the verbal descriptions of so many species, twelve coloured plates and a large number of woodcuts have been specially prepared to help the student in his work. It is believed that the extreme care with which these have been produced will render them of the greatest assistance to the collector in the recognition of his specimens.

But he has not only to recognise his specimens he must first catch them; and here full directions have been given to insure success in this part of his work, as well as in the management, preservation, and arrangement of his captures.

The Author hopes that this volume may be the means of adding many happy hours hours of the purest enjoyment to the lives of those whom he has succeeded in luring into the fields and lanes and woods of the Out door World.

CONTENTS

PART I

STRUCTURE AND LIFE HISTORY OF THE LEPIDOPTERA

CHAP. PAGE

I. GENERAL CHARACTERS 1

II. THE EGG 16

III. THE LARVA 22

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