Butterflies of Delmarva
Delaware Nature Society, Incorporated by Tidewater Publishers, 1994 - Nature - 138 pages
The late Dr Elton N Woodbury had a fascination for butterflies ever since, as a preschooler, he and a friend encouraged the friend's younger sister to sample a yellow sulphur butterfly -- hoping to discover whether it tasted buttery. The toddler ran screaming to her mother, and despite being punished, young Elton developed his interest into a lifelong study. The result is a first-ever field guide to butterflies that occur naturally on the Delmarva Peninsula. All sixty-one adult butterfly species found in the area are included in the guide, which is beautifully illustrated with 132 photographs by the author. Differences in colour or wing patterns between the sexes are also illustrated to aid in identification. The species accounts that form the bulk of the book include a description of the adult butterfly, the larva, and the egg, information on the food sources, habitat, and range of each butterfly. Anatomy, metamorphosis, habitats, enemies, longevity, mimicry, and migration of butterflies in general are investigated in a chapter on the natural history of the butterfly. Dr Woodbury has shared his hints for photographing butterflies and attracting them to your garden, and his appreciation for the important place of these creatures in our environment.
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NATURAL HISTORY OF BUTTERFLIES
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Adult Food Sources Alfalfa Butterfly American Painted Lady areas Asterocampa Black Swallowtail Papilio broods Butterfly Plate caterpillars chrysalis Clouded Sulphur Cloudless Sulphur color Common Wood Nymph Coral Hairstreak Delmarva Peninsula dogbane dots edges eggs are deposited Elfin Incisalia Falcate Orange Tip Female dorsal view Florida flowers Fritillary Clossiana Fritillary Speyeria Habitat Hackberry Butterfly Hairstreak Mitoura Hairstreak Satyrium hind wing Hop Merchant Polygonia host plant Immature Stages Plates Lady Vanessa cardui Larva larval food plant Little Wood Satyr Male dorsal view Mark Polygonia interrogationis Merchant Polygonia comma milkweeds Monarch Danaus plexippus nectar sources northern Olive Hairstreak Painted Lady Vanessa Papilio polyxenes asterius Pearl Crescent Pupa Question Mark Polygonia Range Red-spotted Purple Silver-bordered Fritillary Silvery Checkerspot Sleepy Orange southern Spicebush Swallowtail Spicebush Swallowtail Pterourus spots Striped Hairstreak Subfamily Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes Swallowtail Pterourus glaucus Swallowtail Pterourus troilus sweet pepperbush Tiger Swallowtail Pterourus tree sap underside Ventral view wild yellow