Brazil: Regua, 2011. Octavo, paperback, colour photographs, line drawings.
Very well-produced, this is the only guide to all 110 species of hawkmoths in Brazil's Organ Mountains. Each species has a detailed text which includes taxonomic nomenclature, distribution and flight times, along with key identification features. 37 colour plates show all the species, males and females, from above and below, and there are over 120 colour photos showing many of the hawkmoths in their natural resting postures. Introductory chapters cover general information on the Serra dos Orgaos and hawkmoth life history and development. The Appendices also include a comprehensive list of larval host plants by genera. Although the book focuses on the Serra dos Orgaos, many of the species covered have wide distributions across the neotropics. This book should therefore appeal not only to those interested in the hawkmoths of Brazil, but to a much wider audience. Text is in Portuguese and English.
Price: $40.00 AU