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Lives of Lepidopterists (Hardcover)
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This book is a collection of anecdotes and observations and philosophies by a subset of the scientific community: lepidopterists. Many of the authors in this book don’t refer to themselves as lepidopterists, rather they might be ecologists or molecular biologists or systematists, but they all share one thing in common. They all made the decision to spend their lives thinking about caterpillars, and moths and butterflies. Many of the authors in this book recall an early experience with a caterpillar in the grass or a large moth at the window that captivated them, apparently for life. This text provides insight into many questions surrounding lepidoptera. Why are most Lepidoptera so specialized in their feeding habits? Why are some lineages of moths so much more diverse than others? How does the diversity of caterpillars affect the diversity of phytochemicals in plants and forests?
Sub-Genre: Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology, Life Sciences / Biology, Life Sciences / Zoology / General
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Street Date: December 8, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-9297