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Butterflies of Louisiana: A Guide to Identification and Location

Butterflies of Louisiana: A Guide to Identification and Location

by Craig W. Marks


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Butterflies abound in every region of the Bayou State, and with this authoritative resource in hand, both the experienced and novice butterfly watcher can identify a frequent backyard visitor or pinpoint the haunts of a particular species. With a long flight season stretching from late February to early November, Louisiana offers an abundance of opportunities to observe the 154 native species of butterflies, whose habitats range from coastal prairies to swampland to northern piney woods.

Craig Marks provides a wealth of information about each species’ physical appearance, behavior, and location based on numerous documented sightings around the state. A replete resource tailored specifically to Louisiana, the guide also features:

Multiple color photos of each species
Parish distribution map for each species
Identification keys
Tips on butterfly watching and gardening
Life cycle basics
Best natural areas in the state for seeing butterflies
Explanation of official butterfly counts
Appendix of other possible species in Louisiana
Appendix of common and scientific names of host plants
Glossary of scientific terms

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807168707
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 03/07/2018
Pages: 472
Sales rank: 349,606
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Craig Marks is a member of the Lepidopterist Society, the Southern Lepidopterist Society, and the North American Butterfly Association, and the author of many articles on butterflies.

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