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The most comprehensive field guide available to North American butterflies--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.
The National Audubon Society Field Guide to Butterflies is an easy-to-use, essential guide to all true butterflies, the most common skippers, and many migrants and strays. It features a durable vinyl biding, color plates visually arranged by shape and color, and thumb-tab silhouettes for quick and easy identification of butterflies in the field. The species account for each butterfly provides measurements, descriptions of each stage of the life cycle, and information on coloring or distinguishing markings, flight period, habitat, and range.
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Table of Contents
|How to Use This Guide||31|
|Part I||Color Plates|
|Key to the Color Plates||35|
|Thumb Tab Guide||36|
|Eggs, Caterpillars, and Chrysalises||1|
|Hairstreaks and Elfins||382|
|Fritillaries and Orange Patterned Butterflies||592|
|Boldly Patterned Butterflies||643|
|Eyespot Patterned Butterflies||688|
|Swallowtails and Parnassians||321|
|Whites and Sulphurs||350|
|Satyrs or Browns||662|
|How to Photograph Butterflies||869|
|Host Plant Index||881|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I ordered this book for a gift to a family member who is a bird watcher enthusiast. She has wonderful gardens for birds and butterflies. While I am not an enthusiast of her league, I do enjoy watching nature. I just don't feel the need to know every name of every species as she does. Despite my lack of "knowledge", I was impressed with the sheer volume of information in this book. If you like going on hikes, it is a size easily carried. If you have the garden, as my family member does, and you love to watch it out your window.Well I recommend this for you too, if for no other reason than the clarity of the pictures for each species (they were absolutely beautiful). Thinking of giving it as a gift? Well, you simply cannot go wrong where a nature enthusiast is concerned.