Beautiful Book with 82 Full-color Photographs. This is a fascinating introduction to a wide variety of butterflies, presented with an informationve and lively text and exciting, full-color photo's. The tunning pictures of these beautiful insects have been specially selected for this book from the famous National Audubon Society Collection, which includes the finest nature photo's available. In North America there are 700 species of butterfiles. They are grouped into 9 families, ranging from the high mountain dwellers of the Arctic tundra to the lanquid flyers of subtropica Florida. Among these are the unusually shaped nad vivaciously colored Papilionidae, the swallowtails and parnassians, the Lycaenidae, the small gossamer wings with their enchanting metallic coloring and the Nymphalidae, or brush-footed butterflies, which include the lovely Admirals, Painted Ladies and Fritillaries. In this book you will learn about members of each of the nine families, selected for their rarity, unusual behaviour and in some cases, for their abundance. For someone who wants to learn more about the Butterflies native to North America, for the armchair naturalit and everyone who appreciates Nature photography, this is the book to read., enjoy and treasure.