A Field Guide to Western Butterflies

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999 - Nature - 540 pages
This all-new edition includes more than 590 species, illustrated in lifelike positions on beautiful new color plates. With descriptions of all the butterflies that occur west of the 100th meridian in the United States and Canada, this guide has accurate information on ranges, habitats, flight seasons, food plants, and more. Brand-new color range maps and more than 100 color photographs accompany the species descriptions. Paul Opler is the author of several books, including the Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies. He is a professor and senior research scientist at Colorado State University and a vice president of the North American Butterfly Association. Amy Bartlett Wright wrote and illustrated the Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars and illustrated the Peterson First Guide to Butterflies and Moths.
 

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Contents

How to Use This Book i
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o Sulpburs 52
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How to Study Butterflies 14
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Butterfly Gardening 20
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Butterfly Distribution 27
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Sulpburs and Yellows 58
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Metalmarks and Snout 76
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PLATE S I See list on page xilii 23
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Anglewings Tortoiseshells and Ladies 90
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SUPERFAMILY PAPILIONOIDEA
Spreadwing Skippers i 04
Spreadwing Skippers i i
LIST OF PLATES
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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. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

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