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Butterflies of the World

Butterflies of the World (1961-2010) by Bernard d’Abrera is the sole modern multi-volume work by a single author/illustrator referencing the true butterflies (Papilionoidea) of the world. It is a comprehensive yet synoptic record of the entire butterfly fauna, listing every known species and many new species and races, since the famous work of Adalbert Seitz of nearly 100 years ago.

d’Abrera’s modern reference work is built around the world-renowned collections of nearly 4 million specimens contained in the Natural History Museum (BMNH) in London.

About John Gould

Arguably the world's greatest and most prolific publisher of ornithological works. From 1830 to 1881 he produced in excess of 46 volumes.