Arkansas Butterflies and Moths

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University of Arkansas Press, 2006 - Nature - 314 pages
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This beautiful book continues the Ozark Society Foundation's nature series created almost forty years ago and is the first time that all of Arkansas's rich population of butterflies and moths has been written about. Most of the butterflies and moths in this guide are found throughout the eastern United States and parts of the western states. Lori Spencer facilitates species identification by presenting detailed text entries alongside lavish, full-sized photographs. The book includes 263 species descriptions and more than 300 color photographs, among them shots of larvae. General information about butterfly gardening and prime butterfly locations is also included. Spencer discusses each species' life cycle, survival, anatomy, and behavior, as well as presenting collection of specimens. Maps break down the regions--and hot spots--where they are found. The guide features an extensive glossary and three indexes listing common names, scientific names, and caterpillar host plants.
 

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Contents

Skippers Family Hesperiidae
29
Swallowtails Family Papilionidae
61
Whites and Sulphurs Family Pieridae
73
Coppers Hairstreaks and Blues Family Lycaenidae
85
Metalmarks Family Riodinidae
102
Moth upperside Wing Patterns
139
Carpenterworm Moths Family Cossidae
146
SackBearers Family Mimallonidae
152
Fruit and Leafroller Moths Family Tortricidae
159
Butterfly and Moth Gardening
259
Arkansas Butterfly Hot Spots
269
Glossary
277
Resources
285
Arkansas Moth Checklist
293
Indices
299
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Lori A. Spencer is a professional entomologist, lepidopterist, and interpreter whose nature programs are in wide demand throughout Arkansas. She coordinates the Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival and consults for federal and state agencies on butterfly management. She is the author of numerous articles, many of them published in Ozarks Mountaineer.

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