This waterproof guide beautifully illustrates over 80 species of butterflies and most of their caterpillars found in southwestern Florida. The pocket-sized guide features color photos in a side-by-side format that makes it ideal for field use. Both temperate and colorful tropical species such as the Malachite and Ruddy Daggerwing are shown. Common and scientific names, adult size, season when they can be found, and their caterpillar host plants are listed. Tips on finding butterflies and caterpillars are given and the life cycle of the Gulf Fritillary is illustrated. Nature enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy using this guide.