George Gibbs’  The Monarch Butterfly

This book was popular for many years but went out of print. Now it’s back. This was $29 but now $10 each which includes postage and packaging.George Gibbs book cover

The monarch offers a unique educational opportunity and the book is a must have for any school library, science class or backyard nature enthusiast of all ages. With captivating photographs and illustrations, each part of the life cycle is clearly depicted and fully detailed in the text.

The monarch makes an ideal nature study. This book examines in detail its habits, special features, behaviours and means of survival as well as how it arrived here.

Anyone wishing to raise monarchs in captivity or in their garden will find all they need to know in this concise little book.

ISBN 9780473239206 by Gibbs, George, 56 pages, paperback, colour photographs, published by Entomological Society of New Zealand.                 $10 (incl P&P)

14 Butterflies of the South PacificBrian and Hamish Patrick’s
“Butterflies of the South Pacific”

From Kiribati, Tuvalu and Fiji in the west, to the far-flung Marquesas and Austral Islands in French Polynesia in the east, this book surveys (and discovers) the butterfly inhabitants of these tropical islands, including Hawaii.

Butterflies are not fragile flying insects: their distribution across a wild and expansive Pacific Ocean proves otherwise. Long ago they colonised by flight isolated and tiny atolls and they continue to claim new territory.

Others came by land bridges when sea levels were lower, to mark out their distribution and perhaps establish new species. More recently, people have made their way into the South Pacific region; the final chapter considers the impacts of human migration and population growth, and identifies conservation issues.

Brian Patrick is the co-author of several books on natural history and invertebrates and a frequent contributor to BUTTERFLIES magazine.

ISBN 978 1 877578 04 5, 2012  Hardback, 240 pages, colour throughout.
Special price while stocks last: $45.00 (incl P&P)


A Photographic Guide to
Moths & Butterflies of New Zealand


Given that they are found in a huge range of habitats, from the porch light to the forests, pastures and high country, it is easy to stumble across our moths and butterflies.

There are 1720 named species, mostly moths, but many have not yet been named. This book, written and photographed by experts in their fields, introduces important and striking species of both main islands, describing their appearance, behaviour and life cycle.

It explains which species are endemic and which have probably ‘blown over’ at some point from Australia and other neighbours, and gives useful tips on how readers can find, identify and study these beautiful invertebrates for themselves.

9781869663995, New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd, December 2014