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By Todd Telander

Butterflies & Moths is an simply obtainable field guide to universal North American butterflies and moths. this is often an important source for any point of nature explorer, to acknowledge and identify the commonest butterflies and moths.

Todd Telander is a average technological know-how illustrator, natural world artist, and the writer and illustrator of many FalconGuides, in addition to the Scats and Tracks sequence. He lives in Walla Walla, Washington, along with his spouse, Kirsten, and sons, Miles and Oliver.

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Iv Notes at the Species debts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v components of a Butterfly/Moth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viii Butterflies Swallowtails and Parnassians (Family Papilionidae) . . . . . . 2 Sulfurs and Whites (Family Pieridae) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight Gossamer-wings: Blues, Coppers, and Hairstreaks (Family Lycaenidae) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Metalmarks (Family Riodinidae) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 actual Brushfoots, Snouts, Milkweed Butterflies, Fritillaries, Satyrs, Wood-Nymphs, and different universal Brush-footed Butterflies (Family Nymphalidae) . . . . . . 25 Skippers (Family Hesperiidae) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty eight Moths immense Silk Moths (Family Saturniidae) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty three Sphinx and Hawk Moths (Family Sphingidae) . . . . . . . . . sixty one Prominents (Family Notodontidae) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty six Forester, Dagger, and Cutworm Moths (Family Noctuidae) sixty seven Tiger Moths and Allies (Family Erebidae) . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Slug Caterpillar Moths (Family Limacodidae) . . . . . . . . . eighty three Looper or Geometer Moths (Family Geometridae) . . . . . . eighty five Tent Caterpillar Moths (Family Lasiocampidae) . . . . . . . . 87 Bagworm Moths (Family Psychidae) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 wood worker Moths (Family Cossidae) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Skeletonizer Moths (Family Zygaenidae) . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety Snout Moths (Family Pyralidae) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety one Plume Moths (Family Pterophoridae) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety two Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety three in regards to the Author/Illustrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety six FPG_ButterfliesMoths_2pp_CS55. indd three 1/31/13 12:59 PM Introduction Butterflies and moths (which jointly shape the gang known as Lepidoptera, or “scaled wings”) are one of the so much attention-grabbing of bugs. Their flight is gorgeous to observe, their complicated colours and styles fascinate, and their fragile visual appeal surprises, given the power and stamina that permits a few species emigrate hundreds of thousands of miles. in all likelihood so much interesting is their skill to rework themselves from wormlike caterpillars into tender, multicolored flying bugs. to help within the identity strategy of those special creatures, it really is necessary to first realize the elemental changes among butterflies and moths. Butterflies are in general diurnal (active in the course of the day), are brightly coloured, carry their wings closed while at leisure, and feature skinny, club-tipped antennae. Moths are typically nocturnal (active throughout the night), exhibit light or uninteresting shades, carry their wings open or folded around the again, and feature feathered antennae. The exceptions to those differences are too quite a few to checklist, yet usually those gains will advisor you to the right kind crew. This ebook is designed that can assist you establish their significant individuals. due to the fact that North the US by myself is domestic to upwards of 12,000 species, this ebook can in basic terms function an creation to these you’ll be probably to see—ninety of the extra universal and fascinating Lepidoptera in North the United States. i am hoping you take pleasure in your discovery of those mild creatures up to i've got loved writing approximately and portray them. iv FPG_ButterfliesMoths_2pp_CS55. indd four 1/31/13 12:59 PM Notes at the Species bills Names the typical identify in addition to the medical identify is given at the start of every access.

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