Publications 書刊

Online resources are handy for text base searching.  However, to identify butterflies effectively, it is still much faster to scan through the specimen plates printed on books.  Here are some of the recommended resources.

網上資源提供了便利的文字搜尋功能. 不過, 要有效率地辨認蝴蝶, 翻閱書本上的標本照片仍然是更快捷的選擇. 以下是一些建議使用的參考資源:

Butterflies of the World Series
by Bernard d’Abrera

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This book series is clear one the most comprehensive world butterfly reference available.  Apart from the plate photos, there are detailed text descriptions too.  However, many of them are already out of print though used books are not difficult to find on Internet.  Please take note that the series referred butterflies to true butterflies (Papilionoidea) so it did not include Hesperioidea.

本系列書籍是現今最齊全的世界蝴蝶參考書. 在標本照片外, 也有一定的文字描述. 然而, 本系列不少書籍已經斷市, 唯網上不難找到個別二手書籍. 須注意的是, 本系列書籍只包含真蝶總科下的物種, 並無包括弄蝶總科.

For more information, please check the publisher’s web site:
如而更多資料, 請參閱印刷商之網頁:
http://www.hillhouse-publishers.com/catalog/butterflies-and-moths

Concise Atlas of Butterflies of the World (2001)
by Bernard d’Abrera

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This book is a supplement to Butterflies of the World Series.  Apart from plate photos, It contains some updates and corrections to the Butterflies of the World Series.  Similar to the full Butterflies of the World Series, Hesperioidea was not covered.

本書為Butterflies of the World的補充資枓。除標本照片外,它對原系列進行了一些更新及修正。與原系列相同的,是此書不包括弄蝶總科的物種。

For more information, please check the publisher’s web site:
如而更多資料, 請參閱印刷商之網頁:
http://www.hillhouse-publishers.com/node/91

World Butterflies (2006)
by Bernard d’Abrera

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The book is similar to Concise Atlas of Butterflies of the World.  It is clearly more up to date, but it is paperback instead of hardcover.  While it costs about 1/4 of the hardcovered Concise Atlas of Butterflies of the World, it is highly recommended for those who cannot get a full set of Butterflies of the World.

本書與Concise Atlas of Butterflies of the World相似。雖然此書的內容比前者更新,但採取軟封面釘裝而非精裝硬皮。由於它的價格只及精裝硬皮Concise Atlas of Butterflies of the World的四分之一,這是高度給無法購得整套Butterflies of the World的朋友。

For more information, please check the publisher’s web site:
如而更多資料, 請參閱印刷商之網頁:
http://www.hillhouse-publishers.com/node/96

China: Monographia Rhopalocerorum Sinensium 中國蝶類誌
by Chou Io 周堯著

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As one of the earlier publications in China, the quality of the plate photos were not very good.  Plate photos of some dark and small species were unreadable.  Still, it is a major reference of butterflies in China.

作為中國國內較早期的出品,標本照片的質素不太理想。較深色較細小的標本照片的可閱性較低。無論如何,這仍是查閱中國蝴蝶的主要參考書之一。

For more information, please check the publisher’s web site:
如而更多資料, 請參閱印刷商之網頁:
http://www.hnstp.cn/?product-1196.html

China: Classification and Identification of Chinese Butterflies
by Chou Io 周堯著

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Unlike Monographia Rhopalocerorum Sinensium from the same author, this book is mainly a text base reference with drawings.  Although there is no plate photo in this book, the text descriptions are detailed and very helpful.  It is a very good supplement to the Monographia Rhopalocerorum Sinensium.

與同作者的中國蝶類誌不同,這是一本文字為主繪圖為輔的書籍。縱使書內沒有詳盡的標本照片,但文字描述頗為詳細,對辨蝶有相當幫助。是配合中國蝶類誌的優良補充資料

For more information, please check the publisher’s web site:
如而更多資料, 請參閱印刷商之網頁:
http://www.hnstp.cn/?product-610.html

Hong Kong: Hong Kong Butterflies (2nd Edition) 郊野情報蝴蝶篇 (第二版)

This is clearly one of the major references of Hong Kong butterflies.  As the second edition was released back in 2005, some extra species found in recent years were not covered in this book.

這明顯是香港蝴蝶的重要參考書之一。由於最新的第二版乃於2005年發行,書內未有包含近幾年新紀錄的物種。

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For more information, please check the publisher’s web site:
如而更多資料, 請參閱印刷商之網頁:
http://www.cosmosbooks.hk/search/search_product.asp?bookid=213184

Hong Kong: Encyclopedia of Hong Kong Butterflies – Butterfly Identification (2nd Edition) 香港蝴蝶百科 – 辨蝶篇 (第二版)
by Hong Kong Lepidopterists’ Society 香港鱗翅目學會

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This identification guide covered almost all known species in Hong Kong.  The arrangement of the content suggested that it targeted mainly amateurs and photographers.

本書提供絕大部分香港有紀錄的已知蝴蝶物種。從書本的編排可知,這是針對入門人仕及攝影人仕而設的參考書。

For more information, please check the publisher’s web site:
如而更多資料, 請參閱印刷商之網頁:
http://home.hkls.org/?page_id=62

Photographic Handbook of Hong Kong Butterflies (4th Ed.)
香港蝴蝶圖冊(第四版)
by Hong Kong Lepidopterists’ Society 香港鱗翅目學會

This handbook was my work.  It was designed to be a pocket size field guide.

本書是我所編著的作品。設計上是一本便攜的袋裝野外指南。

For more information, please check the publisher’s web site:
如而更多資料, 請參閱印刷商之網頁:
http://home.hkls.org/?page_id=56

Japan: The Butterflies of Japan in Color 日本産蝶類標準図鑑
by Shirozu Takashi 白水隆

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This is clearly the most detailed book about butterflies in Japan.  It can be considered as the ultimate resource for Japan.

本書是可謂有關日本蝴蝶最詳盡的書籍。可視為日本賞蝶的終極指南。

For more information, please check the publisher’s web site:
如而更多資料, 請參閱印刷商之網頁:
http://hon.gakken.jp/book/1320229601

Japan: Field Guide to the Butterflies of Japan フィールドガイド 日本のチョウ
by Japan Butterfly Conservation Society 日本チョウ類保全協会

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“The Butterflies of Japan in Color” is great.  However, if you are looking for a more affordable and a handy book as a field guide, this one is a very good option.

《日本產蝶類標準圖鑑》很不錯。不過如果你想要找一本經濟又便攜的野外指南,這本書會是不錯的選擇。

For more information, please check the publisher’s web site:
如而更多資料, 請參閱印刷商之網頁:
http://japan-inter.net/butterfly-conservation/publication.html

Korea: Life Histories of Korean Butterflies 한국나비생태도감
by Kim Sung Soo 김성수

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While I could read some Japanese, I could not read Korean at all.  Based on the pictures and overall content organization, it was the best butterfly book I found during my previous trip to Seoul.

我個人會一點日文,但就完全不懂韓文了。根據圖片及內容編排,這是我在上回到韓國時找到最好的蝴蝶書籍。

For more information, please check the publisher’s web site:
如而更多資料, 請參閱印刷商之網頁:
http://m.sakyejul.co.kr/book_view.asp?branch=1&bookid=B1045

Malaysia: The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula (4th Edition)
by A.S. Corbet and H.M. Pendlebury

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The latest revision of the book was released back in 1992.  Since then, there was no update.  Still, this book is good to have.  However, I highly recommend using “Butterflies of Thailand 2nd Edition” as a supplement reference.

最新的版本是1992年推出的,及後再無更新。縱然如此,這仍是值得擁有的。不過,我會高度建議大家用”Butterflies of Thailand 2nd Edition”作為輔助參考資料。

The information of the book is not available from the publisher Malaysian Nature Society.  Anyway, here is their website:
如而更多資料, 請參閱印刷商之網頁:
http://www.mns.my/index.php

Singapore: A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Singapore (2010)
by Khew Sin Khoon

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Like Hong Kong, Singapore is a city having rich butterfly resources.  The book has covered nearly all known species in Singapore except for some recently found species.

正如香港一樣,新加坡是一個擁有豐富蝴蝶資源的城市。本書包含了大部分已知的新加坡物種。

For more information, please check the web site of Butterfly Circle:
http://butterflycircle.blogspot.hk/2010/10/maiden-flight-butterflies-of-singapore.html

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa
by Steve Woodhall

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For more information, please check the publisher’s web site:
如而更多資料, 請參閱印刷商之網頁:
http://www.randomstruik.co.za/books/field-guide-to-butterflies-of-south-africa/2015

Taiwan: The Butterflies of Taiwan I / II / III 臺灣蝴蝶圖鑑 上/中/下
by Xu Yu Feng 徐堉峰

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Before this series, Butterflies of Formosa in Color (1960) by Shirozu Takashi was one of the most complete book about butterflies in Taiwan.  The old book was not up-to-date, and it was  difficult to find too.  This series is clearly an outstanding up-to-date replacement.  The contents are not only well organized.  The quality of the photos are great too.  Highly recommended!
在此系列以前, 白水隆教授的原色台灣蝶類大圖鑑一直是有關台灣蝴蝶最完整的參考書, 但該書內容過時外亦難以找到. 此系列明顯是優異代替品. 不單內容編排妥善, 圖片質素亦非常好.  高度推介!

For more information, please check the publisher’s web site:
如而更多資料, 請參閱印刷商之網頁:
http://www.morningstar.com.tw/bookcomment-2.aspx?BOKNO=0197090

Thailand: Butterflies of Thailand (2nd Edition, 2012)
by Pisuth Ek-Amnuay

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Butterflies of Thailand 2nd Edition is one of the best publication about butterflies in the region.  The quality of the plate photos is great.  The detailed text descriptions are very helpful.  Highly recommended!
泰國蝴蝶第二版是區內最佳的參考書之一. 標本照片質素良好. 詳細的文字描述也相當有幫助. 高度推介!

For more information, please check the publisher’s web site:
如而更多資料, 請參閱印刷商之網頁:
http://www.malaeng.com/blog/?p=14857

 

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