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Title:
The Audubon Society field guide to North American butterflies
Author:
Pyle, Robert Michael.
Personal Author:
Edition:
A Chanticleer Press edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, [1981]

©1981
Physical Description:
916 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780394519142
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The most comprehensive field guide available to North American butterflies--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

The National Audubon Society Field Guide to Butterflies is an easy-to-use, essential guide to all true butterflies, the most common skippers, and many migrants and strays. It features a durable vinyl biding, color plates visually arranged by shape and color, and thumb-tab silhouettes for quick and easy identification of butterflies in the field. The species account for each butterfly provides measurements, descriptions of each stage of the life cycle, and information on coloring or distinguishing markings, flight period, habitat, and range.


Author Notes

The National Audubon Society is an environmental organization.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 11
How to Use This Guidep. 31
Part I Color Plates
Key to the Color Platesp. 35
Thumb Tab Guidep. 36
Color Platesp. 45
Eggs, Caterpillars, and Chrysalisesp. 1
White Butterfliesp. 52
Sulphursp. 85
Folded-winged Skippersp. 133
Spread-winged Skippersp. 241
Swallowtailsp. 316
Angled-winged Butterfliesp. 361
Hairstreaks and Elfinsp. 382
Blue Butterfliesp. 463
Copper Butterfliesp. 511
Metalmarksp. 541
Checkered Butterfliesp. 556
Fritillaries and Orange Patterned Butterfliesp. 592
Boldly Patterned Butterfliesp. 643
Eyespot Patterned Butterfliesp. 688
Part II Text
Swallowtails and Parnassiansp. 321
Whites and Sulphursp. 350
Gossamer Wingsp. 400
Metalmarksp. 518
Snout Butterfliesp. 534
Brush-footed Butterfliesp. 537
Satyrs or Brownsp. 662
Milkweed Butterfliesp. 711
True Skippersp. 716
Giant Skippersp. 846
Part III Appendices
Glossaryp. 857
Butterfly-Watching Tipsp. 865
How to Photograph Butterfliesp. 869
Picture Creditsp. 873
Host Plant Indexp. 881
Butterfly Indexp. 901