The Butterflies of Costa Rica and Their Natural History: Riodinidae: 002

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With habitats ranging from sea level to over 3,800 meters, the small Neotropical country of Costa Rica encompasses more than fifteen distinct life zones and contains a large percentage of all the butterfly species known from Central America. In this field guide, a sequel to the volume on Papilionidae, Pieridae, and Nymphalidae, Philip DeVries provides the first detailed treatment of over 250 species of Costa Rican butterflies in the family Riodinidae. Drawing from his extensive fieldwork, museum research, and surveys of scientific literature, DeVries presents the means to identify riodinid butterflies to the species level and gives an overview of their natural history. This guide illustrates nearly all of the Costa Rican species in color and provides a large sample of detailed line drawings and scanning electron micrographs of riodinid early stages for the first time ever. The book's coverage makes it useful for identifying riodinids throughout Mexico, Central America, and substantial portions of South America. The introductory chapter brings together a large body of material that applies directly to understanding riodinid butterflies in general. The taxonomy, distribution, and natural history of each taxon is discussed in detail. The author also provides sections on ecology, evolution, behavior, symbioses with ants, caterpillar acoustical calls, systematics, collecting and preserving, hostplant relationships, and the comparative diversity of riodinid butterfly faunas. A section on butterfly biologists of the last century provides a historical perspective to the basis of our understanding of Neotropical butterflies.

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"Invaluable to anyone studying the butterflies of the Neotropics." --New Scientist

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LIST OF FIGURES
LIST OF COLOR PLATES
LIST OF TABLES
PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
THE CONTENT AND USE OF THIS BOOK
MAPS
ONE. THE BIOLOGY AND SYSTEMATICS OF BUTTERFLIES
Butterfly Life Cycle and Morphology
Enemies and Butterfly Defenses against Them
Mimicry: Mimics Don't Hide, They Advertise
Butterfly Biologists and the New World
Butterfly Systematics
Collecting and Studying Butterflies
TWO. FAUNAL REGIONS, HABITATS, AND RIODINID DIVERSITY
A GUIDE TO THE RIODINADAE OF COSTA RICA
Corrachiinae
Euselasiinae
Riodininae
Mesosemiini
Eurybiini
Incertae sedis
Riodinini
Symmachiini
Charitini
Emesini
Lemoniini
Nymphidiini
Appendix I. SOME MAJOR COLLECTING LOCALITIES IN COSTA RICA
APPENDIX II. HOST RECORDS FOR GENERA OF RIODINIDAE IN COSTA RICA
APPENDIX III. TRIBAL AND SUBFAMILY CHARACTER DIAGNOSES OF RIODINIDAE
APPENDIX IV. CHECKLIST OF COSTA RICAN RIODINIDAE
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

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