Table of Contents

Butterfly Conservationin South-EasternAustralia: Progressand Prospects; Preface; Contents; Part I Setting the Scene: South-Eastern Australia's Butterflies and Their Conservation; Chapter 1: Australia's Butterflies: Some Background; Chapter 2: Environments for Butterflies in South Eastern Australia; Chapter 3: Butterflies in Australian Conservation Legislation; Part II Cases: Subspecies to Communities; Chapter 4: A Wetland Skipper on Sedges: Hesperilla flavescens; Chapter 5: The Australian Hairstreak, Pseudalmenus chlorinda; Chapter 6: Tales of Two Coppers, Paralucia spp. This is a survey of the development and practice of butterfly conservation in south east Australia, tracing evolution of the science through a series of cases from focus on single subspecies through increasing levels of ecological complexity to critical biotopes and communities. This book summarises much previously scattered information, and provides access to much regional information of considerable interest to practitioners elsewhere.