Special Issue "Butterfly Biodiversity and Conservation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: Lepidoptera; biology; conservation
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Butterflies are the public face of insect decline. They are the insect world’s best ambassadors, capturing the minds and imaginations of people all over the world. However, our knowledge of these charismatic insects is still in many ways fragmentary and in need of serious amplification. We know surprisingly little about the biodiversity and life histories of butterflies, sometimes even of the more common species, which compromises our ability to develop and implement effective conservation programs for them. Even the well-studied North American butterfly fauna has yielded at least two new species within the past few years, and the life histories of the Pacific Northwest and UK butterfly faunas have only recently been described. In this Special Issue, we welcome contributions relating to the biodiversity and conservation of butterflies throughout the world.
Dr. David G. James
Dr. Kathleen L. Prudic
Manuscript Submission Information
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- life histories