A Swift Guide to Butterflies of Mexico and Central America: Second Edition

A Swift Guide to Butterflies of Mexico and Central America: Second Edition

by Jeffrey Glassberg

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Overview

A groundbreaking photographic field guide to almost all of Mexico's butterfly species and many of Central America's

This is a revised second edition of a groundbreaking photographic field guide to the butterflies of Mexico and Central America. Written by Jeffrey Glassberg, the pioneering authority on the field identification of butterflies, the guide covers more than 2,000 species and features over 3,700 large, gorgeous color photographs, the very best images available, accompanied by authoritative facing-page text. This second edition includes more species, more than 1,500 new photos, and updated text, maps, and species names. And range maps, field marks, and host plants are included for all Mexican butterflies. The result is an ideal field guide that will enable you to identify almost every butterfly you see.
  • A revised second edition of a groundbreaking guide, featuring more species, more than 1,500 new photos, and updated text, maps, and species names
  • The first complete guide to Mexican butterflies
  • Covers almost all of Mexico's more than 1,700 species, plus many Central American species, including more than two-thirds of those in Costa Rica
  • Written by the pioneering authority on the field identification of butterflies
  • Beautifully illustrated with more than 3800 color photographs that show almost all known Mexican species and about 90% of Costa Rican and Panamanian species
  • Range maps, field marks, and host plants for all Mexican species
  • Authoritative facing-page text
  • An invaluable tool for field identification

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691176482
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 01/30/2018
Edition description: Second
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 662,284
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey Glassberg is a leading butterfly authority and author. He is president of the North American Butterfly Association, editor of American Butterflies magazine, and the author of many books, including the Butterflies through Binoculars series. He is adjunct professor of evolutionary biology at Rice University and lives in Morristown, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Welcome to Mexico 1

Mexican Ecosystems 4

About the Plates 5

Abbreviations 6

About the Maps 6

Swallowtails 8

Swallowtails 8

Whites and Yellows 21

Whites 21

Yellows 29

Mimic-Whites 33

Gossamer-wings 36

Hairstreaks 36

Coppers and Blues 57

Metalmarks 58

Metalmarks 58

Brushfoots 86

Actinotes, True-Brushfoots 86

Admirals and Relatives 109

Leafwings and Emperors 136

Owls, Satyrs, Monarchs, Ticlears 150

Skippers 170

Firetips 170

Eudamini 175

Spreadwing Skippers 175

Pyrgini 205

Skipperlings 234

Grass-Skippers 242

Conclusion 290

Selected Bibliography 290

Selected Websites 292

About NABA 293

Dedication 294

Index 296

Photo Credits 299

Visual Index 302

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Praise for Jeffrey Glassberg's previous butterfly books: "Glassberg treats his subject as an open door. Walk through it and begin what can be a lifetime adventure."—E. O. Wilson

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