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Caterpillars in the Field and Garden: A Field Guide to the Butterfly Caterpillars of North America

Field / Identification Guide

By: Thomas J Allen, Jim P Brock and Jeffrey Glassberg

232 pages, 413 col maps, 496 colour photos

Oxford University Press USA

Paperback | Dec 2005 | #153382 | ISBN: 0195149874
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NHBS Price: £19.99 $24/€22 approx
Hardback | Apr 2005 | #153374 | ISBN: 0195183711
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About this book

This is the most comprehensive guide to these creatures available. It contains all the information necessary to find and identify the caterpillars of North America - from Two-tailed Swallowtails, some of the largest butterfly caterpillars at just over two inches when fully grown, to tiny Western Pygmy-Blues. Caterpillar seekers will learn how to distinguish between butterfly caterpillars and moth caterpillars, where and how to find caterpillars, and the visual differences between young and older caterpillars. Each species section describes how to identify the caterpillar, complete with brilliant photos - many published here for the first time. To make for easy field use, each caterpillar's key physical features, abundance, habitat, and major hostplants are listed on the same page as its photo. The book also contains a special section on butterfly gardening, offering valuable information on how to set up a butterfly garden and raise healthy butterfly caterpillars, and provides a thorough list of the plants butterflies most like to feast on.

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