A Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998 - Nature - 486 pages
This newly designed field guide features descriptions of 524 species of butterflies. One hundred color photographs as well as 348 color range maps accompany the species descriptions. The 541 exquisite color paintings clearly show even the most minute field marks. Introductory chapters include information on butterfly gardening, habitats, and conservation.
 

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Contents

How to Use This Book 1
9
Sulphurs
9
Sulphurs
10
How to Study Butterflies
14
Making a butterfly net
18
Butterfly Gardening
25
Butterfly Habitats
34
SPECIES ACCOUNTS
42
Brushfoots
84
Brushfoots
86
Brushfoots
88
Brushfoots
90
Brushfoots
92
Brushfoots
94
Milkweed Butterflies Satyrs
96
Satyrs
98

Flowers for Butterfly Gardens
44
Eggs and Pupae Chrysalids
50
Sulphurs
64
Harvester Coppers Hairstreaks
66
Hairstreaks
68
Hairstreaks
70
Hairstreaks and Blues
72
Blues
74
Blues and Metalmarks
76
Snouts and Brushfoots
78
Brushfoots and Acmon Blue
80
Brushfoots
82
Arctics
100
Openwinged Skippers 31 Openwinged Skippers
102
Openwinged Skippers
106
Various Skippers
108
Branded Skippers
110
Branded Skippers
112
Branded Skippers
114
SUPERFAMILY PAPILIONOIDEA
125
Lycaenidae
175
Branded Skippers 38 Branded Skippers 39 Branded Skippers and Yucca GiantSkippers
391
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ROGER TORY PETERSON, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars.

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