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A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America

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A revised second edition of the most comprehensive photographic field guide to North American butterflies, featuring more than 500 new photos and updated text, maps, and species names
Written by the pioneering authority on the field identification of butterflies
Beautifully illustrated with 3,500 colour photographs that show all known species, including views of topsides and undersides, males and females, and variants for most species
Authoritative text embedded in the photographs for swift access
Detailed range maps
Colour text boxes that highlight information about habitat, food plants, abundance and flight period, and other interesting facts
An invaluable tool for field identification

By: Jeffrey Glassberg (Author)

416 pages, 500 colour photos, distribution maps

Princeton University Press

Paperback | 2017 | Edition: 1 | #234274 | ISBN-13: 9780691176505
Available for pre-order: Due May 2017 Details
NHBS Price: £24.95 $31/€29 approx
Paperback | Jan 2012 | Edition: 1 | #203275 | ISBN-13: 9780578106342
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About this book

This is a revised second edition of the most detailed, comprehensive, and user-friendly photographic field guide to the butterflies of North America. Written by Jeffrey Glassberg, the pioneering authority on the field identification of butterflies, A Swift Guide to the Butterflies of North America covers all known species, beautifully illustrating them with 3,500 large, gorgeous colour photographs – the very best images available. This second edition includes more than 500 new photos and updated text, maps, and species names. For most species, there are photographs of topsides and undersides, males and females, and variants. All text is embedded in the photographs, allowing swift access in the field, and arrows point to field marks, showing you exactly what to look for. Detailed, same-page range maps include information about the number of broods in each area and where strays have been recorded. Colour text boxes highlight information about habitat, caterpillar food plants, abundance and flight period, and other interesting facts. Also included are a quick visual index and a caterpillar food plant index. The result is an ideal field guide that will enable you to identify almost every butterfly you see.


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Biography

Jeffrey Glassberg is a leading butterfly authority and author. He is president of the North American Butterfly Association, editor of American Butterflies magazine, and the author of many books, including the Butterflies through Binoculars series. He is adjunct professor of evolutionary biology at Rice University and lives in Morristown, New Jersey.

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