Butterflies of Maine and the Canadian Maritime Provinces introduces readers to over one hundred and twenty butterfly species documented in the Acadian region. Including contributions from researchers and community scientists, this volume is indispensable for anyone interested in the study and conservation of these ecologically important insects.
This user-friendly guide features:
- The first annotated checklist of the species and subspecies of Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island
- Species accounts covering habitat, behaviour, threats, and more
- Colour photographs, flight histograms, and distribution maps
Phillip G. deMaynadier is a wildlife biologist at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and co-directed the Maine Butterfly Survey. John Klymko is a zoologist at the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre and directed the Maritimes Butterfly Atlas. Ronald G. Butler is a Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Maine at Farmington and co-directed the Maine Butterfly Survey. W. Herbert Wilson Jr. is a Professor Emeritus of Biology at Colby College and co-directed the Maine Butterfly Survey. John V. Calhoun is a Research Associate at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity and a longtime researcher of Maine butterflies.
"Among the very best, most thorough butterfly guides ever produced. All who own it will be able to better enjoy and recognize each species, take part in citizen science afield, and help conserve these flying treasures."
– Robert Michael Pyle, Founder of the Xerces Society
"This book allows everyone to find joy and fun in scientific data. It brings history and data to life with incredible photos, maps, and the stories of the many people behind it."
– Hillary Peterson, President of the Maine Entomological Society
"A well-written, in-depth treatise on butterflies found in Maine and the Canadian Maritime provinces complete with excellent images, figures, and maps. Anyone interested in butterflies will welcome this addition to their shelves."
– Kent McFarland, senior conservation biologist, Vermont Center for Ecostudies
"Offering a comprehensive summary of the current status, distribution, and biology of the butterflies of Acadia, this meticulously composed book fills a glaring gap in the written works on butterflies in this region."
– David M. Wright, coauthor of Butterflies of Pennsylvania
"This comprehensive account will undoubtedly inspire the next generation of butterfly enthusiasts to cherish and protect these symbols of the Acadian region's diversity."
– Maxim Larrivée, Director of the Montreal Insectarium