Butterflies of Michigan Field Guide

Butterflies of Michigan Field Guide

by Jaret Daniels


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Butterfly identification is now simple for everyone! This handy field guide focuses on 147 species of Michigan butterflies, arranged by color. See a blue butterfly? Turn to the blue section. Perfect for backyard or field use, this book features full-color photos of each butterfly plus an illustration that points out key identification marks. You'll learn things you've always wondered about butterflies while easily identifying the ones that you see.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591930983
Publisher: Adventure Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/29/2005
Series: Butterfly Identification Guides
Pages: 378
Sales rank: 348,241
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jaret C. Daniels, Ph.D., is a professional nature photographer and entomologist specializing in the ecology and conservation biology of Lepidoptera. He has authored numerous scientific papers, popular articles and books on butterflies, insects, wildflowers, wildlife conservation and butterfly gardening. He currently lives in Gainesville, Florida, with his wife Stephanie.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Watching Butterflies in Michigan 4
What Are Butterflies? 6
Butterfly Basics 7
Head 7
Thorax 7
Abdomen 8
The Butterfly Life Cycle 8
Butterfly Families 9
Hesperiidae: Skippers 9
Lycaenidae:?Gossamer Wings 10
Nymphalidae:?Brush-foots 11
Papilionidae: Swallowtails 13
Pieridae:?Sulphurs and Whites 13
Observing Butterflies in the Field 14
Wing Features and Wing Areas 15
Determining a Butterfly's Color 17
Color Section Troubleshooting 19
Butterfly Gardening 20
Butterfly Q & A 21
Butterfly Quick-Compare 26
Sample Page 41
The Butterflies
Black 42
Blue 68
Brown 86
Gray 220,
Green 226
Orange 228
White 330
Yellow 348
Butterfly Societies and Other Resources 366
Plants for Your Butterfly Garden 366
Checklist/Index 372
About the Author 376

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