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Butterflies, Moths, and Other Invertebrates of Costa Rica

At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing array of plants and animals - over half a million species! Eco-tourists, birders, and biologists come from around the world, drawn by the likelihood of seeing more than three or four hundred species of birds and other animals during even a short stay. To help all these visitors, as well as local residents, identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, Carrol Henderson published "Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica" in 2002, and it instantly became the indispensable guide. Now Henderson has created a dedicated field guide to more than one hundred tropical butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates that travellers are most likely to see while exploring the wild lands of Costa Rica. He includes fascinating information on their natural history, ecology, identification, and behavior gleaned from his forty years of travels and wildlife viewing, as well as details on where to see these remarkable and beautiful creatures. The butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates are illustrated by over 180 stunning and colorful photographs - most of which were taken in the wild by Henderson. A detailed and invaluable appendix that identifies many of Costa Rica's best wildlife-watching destinations, lodges, and contact information for trip-planning purposes completes the volume.
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Foreword by Dr. Daniel H. Janzen Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Historical Perspective Research Education Preservation Conservation Nature Tourism Geography Biogeography Migratory Species Endemic Species Endemic Wildlife of the Highlands Endemic Species of the Southern Pacific Lowlands Endemic Species of Cocos Island Endemic Species and DNA Barcoding Revelations Major Biological Zones Tropical Dry Forest Southern Pacific Lowlands Central Plateau (Central Valley) Caribbean Lowlands Highlands Coastal Beaches, Islands, and Mangrove Lagoons Wildlife Overview and Species Coverage Butterflies and Moths Species Accounts Skipper Family (Hesperiidae) Swallowtail Family (Papilionidae) Hairstreak Family (Lycaenidae) Brush-footed Butterfly Family (Nymphalidae) Flannel Moth Family (Megalopygidae) Carpenter Worm Family (Cossidae) Castniid Moth Family (Castniidae) Giant Silkworm Moth Family (Saturniidae) Sphinx Moth Family (Sphingidae) Uraniid Moth Family (Uraniidae) Geometrid Moth Family (Geometridae) Noctuid Moth Family (Noctuidae) Arctiid Moth Family (Arctiidae) Other Invertebrates Species Accounts Order Odonata Giant Damselfly Family (Pseudostigmatidae) Order Orthoptera Katydid Family (Tettigoniidae) Grasshopper Family (Acrididae) Order Dictyoptera Mantis Family (Mantidae) Order Isoptera Termite Family (Termitidae) Order Homoptera Lantern Bug Family (Fulgoridae) Order Neuroptera Dobson Fly Family (Corydalidae) Order Coleoptera Long-horned Beetle Family (Cerambycidae) Scarab Beetle Family (Scarabaeidae) Order Hymenoptera Bee Family (Apidae) Ant Family (Formicidae) Order Araneae Orb-weaver Spider Family (Tetragnathidae) Order Polydesmida Millipede Family (Platyrhacidae) Order Decapoda Rock Runner Crab Family (Grapsidae) Land Crab Family (Gecarcinidae) Glossary Bibliography Appendices Appendix A. Costa Rica Conservation Organizations Appendix B. Wildlife Tourism Sites and Field Stations of Costa Rica Appendix C. Costa Rica Trip Preparation Checklist Appendix D. Travel Tips for a Successful Wildlife Viewing Trip in Costa Rica About the Author Index

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A guide to more than one hundred tropical butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates, illustrated with striking colour photographs taken in the wild

About the Author

Carrol L. Henderson has headed the Nongame Wildlife Program of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources since 1977. He is an award-winning wildlife conservationist who has helped bring back eastern bluebirds, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, river otters, and trumpeter swans; an avid wildlife photographer whose images have appeared in the New York Times, Audubon, Birder's World, and Wild Bird; an experienced birding tour leader to Latin America, Kenya, Tanzania, and New Zealand; and the author of many magazine articles and several books. In 2016, the Garden Club of America awarded Henderson the Frances K. Hutchinson Medal, which is given to figures of national importance for distinguished service to conservation. In 2012, he received the Gary T. Myers Bird Conservation Award from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, recognizing him as the top bird conservationist in North America.

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