Field guide to butterflies of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento Valley regions
University of California Press, Jun 5, 2007 - History - 345 pages
The California Tortoiseshell, West Coast Lady, Red Admiral, and Golden Oak Hairstreak are just a few of the many butterfly species found in the floristically rich San Francisco Bay and Sacramento Valley regions. This guide, written for both beginning and experienced butterfly watchers by one of the nation's best-known professional lepidopterists, provides thorough, up-to-date information on all of the butterfly species found in this diverse and accessible region. Written in lively prose, it discusses the natural history and conservation status for these butterflies and at the same time provides an integrated view of butterfly biology based on studies conducted in northern California and around the world. Compact enough for use in the field, the guide also includes tips on butterfly watching, photography, gardening, and more.
* Discusses and identifies more than 130 species
* Species accounts include information on identifying butterflies through behavior, markings, and host plants
* Beautiful full-color plates illustrate top and bottom views of wings for easier identification
* Includes a species checklist and a glossary
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Review: Field Guide to Butterflies of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento Valley Regions (California Natural History Guides #92)User Review - Joseph - Goodreads
A wonderful field guide to the butterflies in my area. Excellent text and illustrations make this a must read for those wishing to gain knowledge of the natural world. Read full review
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