A Field Guide to Western Butterflies

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395791516
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 5/15/1999
  • Series: Peterson Field Guides Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet 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.

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American Copper Lycaena phlaeas Pl. 14 7-8–11-4 in. (22–30 mm). Small. Sexes similar. Upperside: Forewing iridescent fiery red-orange; hindwing gray with red-orange border on outer edge. Underside: Hindwing gray with small black spots and zigzag red-orange submarginal line. SIMILAR SPECIES: (1) Ruddy and (2) Lustrous Coppers are similar in color but lack gray hindwing and marginal orange band. EARLY STAGES: Caterpillar varies from green to rose red; some have red stripe up middle of back. FOOD: Sheep sorrel, rarely curled dock, on plains east of Rockies; alpine sorrel in western mountains and Arctic. FLIGHT: May–Sept. (2 flights) on plains; July–Aug. (1 flight) in West and Arctic. RANGE: Holarctic. In N. Amer. probably introduced from Europe to eastern half of continent. Native populations in Arctic and western alpine habitats from Alaska, Yukon, and arctic islands south discontinuously to cen. Calif., ne. Ore., Idaho-Mont. border, cen. Utah, and nw. Wyo. HABITAT: Introduced populations in waste lots and hayfields; native western populations on tundra and rocky alpine slopes. REMARKS: American Copper is a misnomer for the introduced eastern populations of this butterfly, but it is a traditional name of long standing.

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Table of Contents

Map of Area Covered ii Editor’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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2004

    Disapointed with the plates

    Overall this is a great book. Handy size for taking along in the field and has lots of great info. I first puchased the Peterson Field Guides Eastern Butterflies and expected the same quality from Western Butterflies. But was dissapointed by the plates that show all the species. They are not of actual specimens but some what poorly depicted color drawings. The colors seemed dull to. The plates do show each species, but just doesn't have the look of a real butterfly so it isn't a top notch identification book.

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