Butterflies of Ohio Field Guide

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Butterfly identification is now simple for everyone! This handy field guide focuses on 133 species of Ohio butterflies, arranged by color. See a blue butterfly? Turn to the blue section. Perfect for backyard or field use, this book features full-color photos of each butterfly plus an illustration that points out key identification marks. Youíll learn things youíve always wondered about butterflies while easily identifying the ones that you see.
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Overview

Butterfly identification is now simple for everyone! This handy field guide focuses on 133 species of Ohio butterflies, arranged by color. See a blue butterfly? Turn to the blue section. Perfect for backyard or field use, this book features full-color photos of each butterfly plus an illustration that points out key identification marks. Youíll learn things youíve always wondered about butterflies while easily identifying the ones that you see.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591930563
  • Publisher: Adventure Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/15/2004
  • Pages: 346
  • Sales rank: 461,495
  • Product dimensions: 4.40 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jaret C. Daniels, Ph.D., is a professional nature photographer and entomologist specializing in the ecology and conservation biology of Lepidoptera. He has authored numerous scientific papers, popular articles and books on butterflies, insects, wildflowers, wildlife conservation and butterfly gardening. He currently lives in Gainesville, Florida, with his wife Stephanie.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Watching Butterflies in Ohio 4
What Are Butterflies? 6
Butterfly Basics 7
Head 7
Thorax 7
Abdomen 8
The Butterfly Life Cycle 8
Butterfly Families 9
Hesperiidae: Skippers 9
Lycaenidae: Gossamer Wings 9
Nymphalidae: Brush-foots 11
Papilionidae: Swallowtails 13
Pieridae: Sulphurs and Whites 13
Observing Butterflies in the Field 14
Wing Features and Wing Areas 15
Determining a Butterfly's Color 17
Color Section Troubleshooting 19
Butterfly Gardening 20
Butterfly Q & A 21
Butterfly Quick-Compare 26
Sample Page 39
The Butterflies
Black 40
Blue 68
Brown 84
Gray 210
Green 218
Orange 222
White 304
Yellow 320
Butterfly Societies 334
Plants for Your Butterfly Garden 334
Checklist/Index 342
About the Author 346
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