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A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America

A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America
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by Jeffrey Glassberg

Come inside and be dazzled by the beauty and diversity of North American butterflies.

With this groundbreaking, remarkably efficient field guide in hand, you will be able to identify most of the butterflies you see in the US and Canada.

Illustrates, with 3500 full color photographs, all of the kinds of butterflies (including skippers) recorded from the United States and Canada.

Larger photographs than pervious field guides.

Hundreds of never-before mentioned field marks.

Most species are shown in multiple views including both topsides and undersides, males and females, and variants. Where warranted, individuals from different areas of the country are shown, and their locality is indicated.

Caterpillar foodplant, abundance, flight time, and habitat for each species and comments (for most species) are included in color-coded boxes.

For each species, a blue-and-white line above the species’ name, is the actual size of the length of the forewing.

Range drawings for each species show where the species normally occurs, how many broods it has in each area, and where it has strayed.

A visual index at the back of the book allows one to quickly hone in on the few pages relevant to the butterfly one is viewing. A standard index is also included.

Color coding of page edges allows one to quickly find each of the butterfly families.

A caterpillar foodplant index allows one to associate a plant with a butterfly or caterpillar one is viewing, or help to plan a butterfly garden.

415 pages and a trim size of 5 1/4 inches by 8 1/4 inches flexibound book allows for easy field use.

Jeffrey Glassberg’s books have introduced thousands of people to the beauty and excitement of butterflies.

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