ISBN-10:
0195106687
ISBN-13:
9780195106688
Pub. Date:
04/22/1999
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Butterflies through Binoculars: The East A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Eastern North America

Butterflies through Binoculars: The East A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Eastern North America

by Jeffrey GlassbergJeffrey Glassberg

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Overview

This magnificent field guide greatly expands on Butterflies Through Binoculars: The Boston-New York-Washington Region—identified by Defenders of Wildlife Magazine as "the first to focus on netless butterflying" and called " a clear winner" by the Audubon Naturalist. Glassberg here shows us how to find, identify, and enjoy all of the butterflies native to the eastern half of the United States and southeastern Canada. This guide:
*Combines the immediacy and vividness of actual photographs of living butterflies with the traditional field guide format
*Emphasizes conservation over collection
*Includes 630 color photographs, arranged on 72 color plates, of butterflies in the wild
*Provides adjacent color maps that show where each species occurs in a given locality and for how much of the year
*Supplies entirely new field marks for butterfly identification
*Demonstrates how to identify subjects by way of the key characteristics butterflies are likely to display in their natural settings
*Shows how species can be recognized both from above and below
*Explains how to differentiate between males and females.
For butterfly enthusiasts, for bird watchers who want to add a new dimension to their hobby, for anyone who is simply interested in exploring the wilds of their own back yard, this new field guide offers hours of delightful help and instruction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195106688
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/22/1999
Series: Butterflies Through Binoculars
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 250,606
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr. Jeffrey Glassberg is President of the North American Butterfly Association and editor of American Butterflies magazine. He lives in Morristown, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
INTRODUCTION
1(42)
BINOCULARS
2(1)
HOW TO IDENTIFY BUTTERFLIES
3(2)
HOW TO FIND BUTTERFLIES
5(3)
WHAT IS A BUTTERFLY
8(1)
BUTTERFLY BIOLOGY
8(9)
BUTTERFLY GARDENING
17(2)
BUTTERFLY PHOTOGRAPHY
19(8)
CONSERVATION
27(6)
ABOUT THE SPECIES ACCOUNTS
33(4)
ABOUT THE PLATES
37(4)
BUTTERFLY WING AREAS AND BODY PARTS
41(1)
ABBREVIATIONS
42(1)
SPECIES ACCOUNTS
43(171)
SWALLOWTAILS
43(8)
WHITES AND YELLOWS
51(14)
GOSSAMER-WINGS
65(33)
METALMARKS
98(2)
BRUSHFOOTS
100(45)
SKIPPERS
145(58)
SPECIES OCCURRING IN THE EAST ONLY AS STRAYS
203(11)
PLATES (1 TO 71)
214(1)
Organizations Concerned with Butterflies 215(2)
Glossary 217(2)
Bibliography 219(6)
Photographic Credits 225(2)
Index 227(16)
Butterfly Silhouettes 243

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