Arkansas Butterflies and Moths
by Lori A. Spencer
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300 pages; 6" x 9" paperback; Univ. of Arkansas Press; October 2006
Most of the Arkansas butterflies and moths in this guide are also 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.
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.