• Identify nearly 700 butterflies and moths found east of the Mississippi
• More than 1,200 color photographs
• Two dozen line drawings include numerous exceptionally striking images
• Giant silk moths, tiger moths, and many other species covered include forest pests, common garden guests, economically important species, and of course, the Mescal Worm and Mexican Jumping Bean caterpillars
• Full-page species accounts cover almost 400 species
This lavishly illustrated guide will enable you to identify the caterpillars of nearly 700 butterflies and moths found east of the Mississippi. The more than 1,200 color photographs and two dozen line drawings include numerous exceptionally striking images. The giant silk moths, tiger moths, and many other species covered include forest pests, common garden guests, economically important species, and of course, the Mescal Worm and Mexican Jumping Bean caterpillars. Full-page species accounts cover almost 400 species, with up to six images per species including an image of the adult plus succinct text with information on distribution, seasonal activity, foodplants, and life history. These accounts are generously complemented with additional images of earlier instars, closely related species, noteworthy behaviors, and other intriguing aspects of caterpillar biology. Many caterpillars are illustrated here for the first time. Dozens of new foodplant records are presented and erroneous records are corrected. The book provides considerable information on the distribution, biology, and taxonomy of caterpillars beyond that available in other popular works on Eastern butterflies and moths. The introductory chapter covers caterpillar structure, life cycles, rearing, natural enemies, photography, and conservation. The section titled "Caterpillar Projects" will be of special interest to educators. Given the dearth of accessible guides on the identification and natural history of caterpillars, Caterpillars of Eastern North America is a must for entomologists and museum curators, forest managers, conservation biologists and others who seek a compact, easy-to-use guide to the caterpillars of this vast region. A compact guide to nearly 700 caterpillars east of the Mississippi, from forest pests to garden guests and economically important species 1,200 color photos and 24 line drawings enable easy identification Full-page species accounts with image of adult insect for almost 400 species, plus succinct text on distribution and other vital information Many caterpillars illustrated here for the first time Current information on distribution, biology, and taxonomy not found in other popular works A section geared toward educators, "Caterpillar Projects" An indispensable resource for all who seek an easy-to-use guide to the caterpillars of this vast region
|Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America (Peterson Field Guides)|
by David Beadle (Author), Seabrooke Leckie (Author)
There are thousands of moth species in the northeast of North America, and while it might seem that they are all drab grays and browns, there is actually a startling variety. They come in a rainbow of colors, from brilliant oranges and pinks to soft greens and violets. There are moths with colorful leopard-like spots, and ones that look more like B-movie aliens; some that are as large as your hand, and others the size of a grain of rice. With helpful tips on how to attract and identify moths,...
|Beetles of Eastern North America|
by Arthur V. Evans (Author)
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|Kaufman Field Guide to Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Field Guides)|
by Jim P. Brock (Author), Kenn Kaufman (Author), Kenn Kaufman (Editor)
The most user-friendly butterfly guide ever published, still handy and compact.
- Includes color plates of Mexican-border rarities
- More than 2,300 images of butterflies in natural poses
- Pictorial table of contents
- Convenient one-page index
- Range maps on text pages
|The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America’s Bees|
by Joseph S. Wilson (Author), Olivia J. Messinger Carril (Author)
The Bees in Your Backyard provides an engaging introduction to the roughly 4,000 different bee species found in the United States and Canada, dispelling common myths about bees while offering essential tips for telling them apart in the field.The book features more than 900 stunning color photos of the bees living all around us―in our gardens and parks, along nature trails, and in the wild spaces between. It describes their natural history, including where they live, how they gather food,...
|Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East (Princeton Field Guides)|
by Dennis Paulson (Author)
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|Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America (Kaufman Field Guides)|
by Eric R. Eaton (Author), Kenn Kaufman (Author)
Comprehensive yet compact, authoritative yet easy to understand, this is the perfect guide for anyone who wants to know more about the fascinating and diverse insects of North America. Many insects are difficult even for the experts to identify, but here readers will find a wealth of information on the amazing observable behaviors of insects and their fascinating life histories. Naturalists Kenn Kaufman and Eric R. Eaton use a broad ecological approach rather than overly technical terms,...
|Caterpillars in the Field and Garden: A Field Guide to the Butterfly Caterpillars of North America (Butterflies Through Binoculars)|
by Thomas J. Allen (Author), James P. Brock (Author), Jeffrey Glassberg (Author)
Jeffrey Glassberg's acclaimed Butterflies through Binoculars guides have revolutionized the way we view butterflies. Now there's a field guide in the same practical format, and with the same emphasis on conservation, to identify caterpillars.
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|Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars of North America|
by Amy Bartlett Wright (Author), Roger Tory Peterson (Editor)
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by Paul A. Opler (Author), Roger Tory Peterson (Editor), Vichai Malikul (Editor)
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