All about very special animal species in a unique world region: Simultaneous visual experience and exciting research on butterflies and moths based on over 1,000 carefully evaluated and analyzed photos.
Madagascar is regarded as a jewel of nature, where due to its isolated location away from all continents, a very unique flora and fauna could develop with numerous species that are found nowhere else in the world. This includes an amazing and unique variety of butterflies – and especially moths, which are systematically presented here for the first time in detail. All displayed animals were photographed alive, as they were captured at night by Armin Dett with the help of a light trap and then released.
In cooperation with leading collections and scientists they were identified and assigned, their genus families characterized and described. The book not only makes you marvel at nature's amazing creativeness through the stunning photos, but also provides an identification guide and is a valuable research tool. Furthermore, it is an important record of the current time, as climate change and habitat destruction due to clearing and population growth threaten this natural paradise in the Indian Ocean.