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Butterflies of Indiana: A Field Guide

Field / Identification Guide

Series: Indiana Natural Science

By: Jeffrey E Belth (Author)

344 pages, 854 colour illustrations

Indiana University Press

Paperback | Mar 2013 | #203547 | ISBN-13: 9780253009555
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NHBS Price: £12.99 $16/€15 approx

About this book

This field guide to Indiana's rich butterfly fauna covers all 149 species of butterflies and their close relatives, the skippers. Over 500 colour photographs illustrate the undersides and uppersides of most species and highlight the variations found among them, both seasonally and between males and females. For beginners and experts, Butterflies of Indiana also offers an introduction to the natural history of butterflies. The simple and intuitive design of Butterflies of Indiana and its wealth of features make it a faithful companion for butterfly watchers, collectors, gardeners, birders, and naturalists.

"This unique effort is the most complete guide to butterfly watching I've ever seen – with visual identification keys that a true novice can follow, supplemented with accurate status updates, distribution maps and abundance and seasonal graphs. If these were all it included, it would be an admirable accomplishment – but there are another 150 pages devoted to butterfly life history, habitats, conservation, habitat management, gardening, photography, collecting, watching and more. This is the complete guide to the appreciation of Indiana's butterflies."
– John Shuey, Director of Conservation Science, Indiana Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and past president of the Lepidopterists' Society

"My excitement about our state's butterflies jumped several notches after reading the superbly illustrated Butterflies of Indiana: A Field Guide. It is a must-have book for anyone interested in these jewels of the insect world."
– Michael A. Homoya, author of Wildflowers and Ferns of Indiana Forests: A Field Guide

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Jeffrey E. Belth, a lifelong lover of butterflies and entomology, has been photographing butterflies in Indiana for 25 years.

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