Butterflies of Rocky Mountain National Park

An Observer's Guide

Author: Leslie Angel

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781555663513

Category: Nature

Page: 247

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For beginners and experst alike, this guide descibes the common butterfly species and where to find them.

Butterflies of the East Coast

An Observer's Guide

Author: Rick Cech,Guy Tudor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691090559

Category: Nature

Page: 345

View: 9162

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Here is an accessible, informative, and highly illustrated book that offers a fresh view of butterflies in the East Coast states, from the Atlantic seaboard to the Appalachians. In addition to providing a wealth of facts and photos, the book is the first to furnish detailed and up-to-date photo-illustrated information on the host plants favored by particular species. With 234 full-page species accounts and accompanying range maps, plus more than 950 large-size color photos, it is an essential reference work for field observers, gardeners, educators, and conservation managers--or anyone interested in appreciating the lepidopteran world close at hand. The introductory chapters detail the subtle ecology of the East Coast region, establishing a consistent ecological framework that enriches the individual species accounts. There is also an overview of current scientific literature and observational findings to help readers better interpret complex butterfly behaviors in the field, including seasonal movements, host plant and diapause strategies, defensive chemistry, and more. The book is written by Rick Cech, a seasoned field observer who has spent years studying and photographing East Coast butterflies. His substantial first-hand experience with both the common and rare species in the region adds much depth and new insight to the commentary. 234 full-page species accounts and accompanying range maps 950 large-size color photos 215 photos of individual host plants and habitats 735 high-quality photos of butterflies and caterpillars Introductory chapters detailing the subtle ecology of the East Coast region An overview of current scientific literature and observational findings Descriptions of diapause and host plant strategies and defensive chemistry User-friendly with clear, concise text

Insects of Texas: a Practical Guide

Author: David Hugh Kattes

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603443487

Category: NATURE

Page: 225

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This practical, non-technical introduction to insect classification offers a well-illustrated, straight-forward primer in entomology. Whether you are part of a master naturalist program, are interested in environmentally friendly pest management, or simply enjoy knowing what to call that strange-looking bug on your back porch, "Insects of Texas" will be your first resource for insect classification and identification. This book will help you sort out many of the millions of insect species by learning the readily distinguishable field characteristics needed to identify groups most commonly seen in Texas. David H. Kattes provides short tutorials on morphology and metamorphosis and uses a simple color-coding scheme to present the five classes of arthropods and the orders, suborders, and families of insects most relevant to Texas observers. Photo keys, pronunciation guides, illustrated tables, abundant photographs, and highlighted accounts of physical and biological characteristics help introduce readers to the various tiny creatures that inhabit our world, steering them through arachnids, crustaceans, millipedes, centipedes, and hexapods. Within each account, Kattes comments on habits and other interesting information, reflecting his long experience in teaching and speaking to a variety of receptive audiences.

Butterflies of the Carolinas

Field Guide

Author: Jaret C. Daniels

Publisher: Adventure Publications(MN)

ISBN: 9781591930075

Category: Nature

Page: 416

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Features photographs of each butterfly plus an illustration that points out key identification marks, arranged by color, and including the spicebush swallowtail, tawny emperor, and golden-banded skipper.