A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America
Publication Year: 2017
This is a revised second edition of the most detailed, comprehensive, and user-friendly photographic field guide to the butterflies of North America. Written by Jeffrey Glassberg, the pioneering authority on the field identification of butterflies, the guide covers all known species, beautifully illustrating them with 3,500 large, gorgeous color photographs—the very best images available. This second edition includes more than 500 new photos and updated text, maps, and species names. For most species, there are photographs of topsides and undersides, males and females, and variants. All text is embedded in the photographs, allowing swift access in the field, and arrows point to field marks, showing you exactly what to look for. Detailed, same-page range maps include information about the number of broods in each area and where strays have been recorded. Color text boxes highlight information about habitat, caterpillar food plants, abundance and flight period, and other interesting facts. Also included are a quick visual index and a caterpillar food plant index. The result is an ideal field guide that will enable you to identify almost every butterfly you see.
- A revised second edition of the most comprehensive photographic field guide to North American butterflies, featuring more than 500 new photos and updated text, maps, and species names
- Written by the pioneering authority on the field identification of butterflies
- Beautifully illustrated with 3,500 color photographs that show all known species, including views of topsides and undersides, males and females, and variants for most species
- Authoritative text embedded in the photographs for swift access
- Detailed range maps
- Color text boxes that highlight information about habitat, food plants, abundance and flight period, and other interesting facts
- An invaluable tool for field identification
Published by: Princeton University Press
Title Page, Acknowledgements, Copyright
Beginning their lives as caterpillars (which, like humans, are earthbound), butterflies — fragile, ephemeral and ethereal — are connected to the human soul and to the possibility of transformation. Your involvement with butterflies will connect you to nature, allowing you to find your place within it. I...
Swallowtails are our largest butterflies and, except for Monarchs, probably the butterflies most often noticed. Most swallowtails are easy to recognize as swallowtail, because they are large and do have “tails.” However, the parnassians, large...
Whites and Yellows Pieridae
Species in the well-named gossamerwing family (Lycaenidae) are usually small and delicate. Many species have iridescent blue or purple on their topsides. The caterpillars of many gossamerwing species associate with ants. The caterpillars possess special glands that secrete “honey-dew,” a sweet...
Photos are designated by page and photo number. 20:4,5 Jane Ruffin means that on page 20, the fourth photo (main photo of a Pink-spotted Swallowtail) and the fifth photo (inset photo of the underside of a Pink-spotted Swallowtail) were taken by Jane Ruffin. Photos are numbered from top panel to bottom panel, with the main (large photo) in each panel coming first and then the insets...
Caterpillar Foodplant Index
Butterfly Species Index
Page Count: 416
Publication Year: 2017
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