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Peterson Field Guides #2: A Field Guide to Western Butterflies

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Publisher Comments:

This all-new edition includes more than 590 species, illustrated in lifelike positions on beautiful new color plates. With descriptions of all the butterflies that occur west of the 100th meridian in the United States and Canada, this guide has accurate information on ranges, habitats, flight seasons, food plants, and more. Brand-new color range maps and more than 100 color photographs accompany the species descriptions. Paul Opler is the author of several books, including the Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies. He is a professor and senior research scientist at Colorado State University and a vice president of the North American Butterfly Association. Amy Bartlett Wright wrote and illustrated the Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars and illustrated the Peterson First Guide to Butterflies and Moths.

Synopsis:

This all-new edition includes more than 590 species, illustrated in lifelike positions on beautiful new color plates. With descriptions of all the butterflies that occur west of the 100th meridian in the United States and Canada, this guide has accurate information on ranges, habitats, flight seasons, food plants, and more. Brand-new color range maps and more than 100 color photographs accompany the species descriptions. Paul Opler is the author of several books, including the Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies. He is a professor and senior research scientist at Colorado State University and a vice president of the North American Butterfly Association. Amy Bartlett Wright wrote and illustrated the Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars and illustrated the Peterson First Guide to Butterflies and Moths.

Synopsis:

This all-new edition includes information on more than 590 species, illustrated in lifelike positions in 44 beautiful color plates. 110 color photos. Line drawings & maps.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 503-508) and indexes.

About the Author

Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

Table of Contents

Map of Area Covered ii Editorand#8217;s Note vii Acknowledgments viii Preface x 1. How to Use This Book 1 2. About Butterflies 4 Their structure, life history, and behavior 3. How to Study Butterflies 14 Watching, photographing, and collecting 4. Butterfly Gardening 20 5. Conservation of Butterflies 24 6. Butterfly Distribution 27 7. Speciation and Variation of Western Butterflies 30 PLATES (See list on page xvi) 33 SPECIES ACCOUNTS True Butterflies: Superfamily Papilionoidea 8. Parnassians and Swallowtails: Papilionidae 125 9. Whites and Sulphurs: Pieridae 144 10. Harvester, Coppers, Hairstreaks, and Blues: Lycaenidae 185 11. Metalmarks: Riodinidae 255 12. Brushfoots: Nymphalidae 266

Skippers: Superfamily Hesperioidea 13. Skippers: Hesperiidae 372 Life List of Western Butterflies 481 Glossary 497 References 503 Index to Host and Nectar Plants 508 Index to Butterflies TK

List of Illustrations Map of Area Covered ii Fig. 1. Parts of the butterfly 5 Fig. 2. Parts of butterfly wing areas and margins 6 Fig. 3. Butterfly wing veins 7 Fig. 4. The four life stages of the Monarch butterfly 10 Fig. 5. Some federally endangered and threatened butterflies 26 Fig. 6. Biomes and habitats of western North America 29

Range maps and photographs distributed throughout the book List of Plates (grouped after page 33) 1. Parnassians 34 2. Swallowtails 36 3. Swallowtails 38 4. Swallowtails 40 5. Swallowtails 42 6. Swallowtails 44 7. Whites 46 8. Whites and Marbles 48 9. Marbles and Orangetips 50 10. Sulphurs 52 11. Sulphurs 54 12. Sulphurs 56 13. Sulphurs and Yellows 58 14. Harvesters and Coppers 60 15. Coppers and Hairstreaks 62 16. Hairstreaks 64 17. Hairstreaks 66 18. Hairstreaks 68 19. Blues 70 20. Blues 72 21. Blues 74 22. Metalmarks and Snout 76 23. Heliconians, including Fritillaries 78 24. Fritillaries 80 25. Lesser Fritillaries 82 26. Checkerspots and Patches 84 27. Checkerspots, Crescents, and Elf 86 28. Crescents and Checkerspots 88 29. Anglewings, Tortoiseshells, and Ladies 90 30. Brushfoots and Admirals 92 31. Admirals, Leafwings, and Emperors 94 32. Morpho and Satyrs 96 33. Satyrs 98 34. Arctics and Royalty 100 35. Dull Firetip and Spread-wing Skippers 102 36. Spread-wing Skippers 104 37. Spread-wing Skippers 106 38. Spread-wing Skippers 108 39. Spread-wing Skippers 110 40. Skipperlings and Grass Skippers 112 41. Grass Skippers 114 42. Grass Skippers 116 43. Grass Skippers 118 44. Giant-Skippers 120

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395791516
Editor:
Wright, Amy Bartlett
Author:
Wright, Amy Bartlett
Editor:
Peterson, Roger Tory
Author:
Peterson, Roger Tory
Author:
Opler, Paul A.
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Butterflies
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Butterflies -- West (U.S.) -- Identification.
Subject:
Butterflies & Moths
Subject:
Animals - Butterflies & Moths
Subject:
Nature Studies-Insects
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Peterson Field Guides(R)
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
April 1999
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Covers 590 species. Includes 44 color pl
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
7.24x4.55x1.13 in. 1.37 lbs.

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Field Guides » Outdoor Guides
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Insects » Butterflies and Moths
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Insects » Entomology

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Product details 560 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780395791516 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This all-new edition includes more than 590 species, illustrated in lifelike positions on beautiful new color plates. With descriptions of all the butterflies that occur west of the 100th meridian in the United States and Canada, this guide has accurate information on ranges, habitats, flight seasons, food plants, and more. Brand-new color range maps and more than 100 color photographs accompany the species descriptions. Paul Opler is the author of several books, including the Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies. He is a professor and senior research scientist at Colorado State University and a vice president of the North American Butterfly Association. Amy Bartlett Wright wrote and illustrated the Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars and illustrated the Peterson First Guide to Butterflies and Moths.
"Synopsis" by , This all-new edition includes information on more than 590 species, illustrated in lifelike positions in 44 beautiful color plates. 110 color photos. Line drawings & maps.
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