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Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest is a compact, beautifully illustrated guide packed with descriptions and photographs of more than 200 butterfly species. The geographic range includes Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Idaho, and northern California. The species profiles include colour photographs, common and Latin names, a short description, and notes on habitat and range. The book includes information on ecology and conservation and tips on how to view butterflies. Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest is for outdoor adventurers, butterfly collectors, and anyone wishing to learn more about the region's diverse butterfly population.
Noted lepidopterist and writer Robert Michael Pyle is the founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and the founding chairman of the IUCN/SSC's Lepidoptera Specialist Group. A Yale-trained ecologist and Guggenheim fellow, he is a full-time biologist, teacher, and speaker, and the author of numerous books. He lives in Washington.
Pacific Northwest native Caitlin C. LaBar was born with a fascination for insects, which has developed into an interest in studying the habitats and life histories of butterflies. A geographer and GIS technician by training and a conservationist by nature, she enjoys photographing and collecting local butterflies and working on various butterfly mapping projects.