A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America

Editor/Author Glassberg, Jeffrey
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-691-17650-5
Category: Animals & Veterinary Medicine
Image Count: 913
Book Status: Available
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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, the guide covers all known species.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • About This Book
  • Butterfly Identification
  • Butterfly Biology
  • Names
  • Interacting with Butterflies
  • “Releasing” Butterflies
  • Conservation
  • North American Butterfly Association
  • Wing Areas and Body Parts
  • About the Species Accounts
  • Abbreviations, Symbols and Glossary
  • About the Maps
  • Swallowtails Papilionidae
  • Parnassians (called apollos in Europe)
  • True Swallowtails Papilioninae
  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Polydamas Swallowtail and Cattlehearts
  • Mexican Border Swallowtails
  • Mexican Border and South Florida Swallowtails
  • Eastern Black-colored Swallowtails
  • Western Black-colored Swallowtails
  • Western Black-and-yellow Swallowtails
  • Tiger Swallowtails: All are yellow with black stripes
  • Pale Swallowtail and Three-tailed Swallowtail
  • Kite-Swallowtails
  • Dark Brown with Yellow Bands
  • Lower Rio Grande Valley
  • Strays to the Lower Rio Grande Valley
  • Whites and Yellows Pieridae
  • Whites Pierinae
  • Whites: Pine-feeding Whites
  • Whites: Strays
  • Whites: “Checkered” Whites
  • Whites: Pieris
  • Whites: Great Southern White
  • Whites: Florida White
  • Whites
  • Whites: Lower Rio Grande Valley Strays
  • Marbles and Orangetips
  • Yellows Coliadinae
  • Sulphurs
  • Yellows
  • Gossamerwings Lycaenidae
  • Coppers Lycaeninae
  • Coppers
  • Coppers: Blue Copper
  • Coppers: Ruddy Copper
  • Coppers
  • Harvester Miletinae
  • Hairstreaks Theclinae
  • Hairstreaks: Large Tropical Hairstreaks with Old World Affinities
  • Hairstreaks: Large Tropical Hairstreaks
  • Hairstreaks
  • Hairstreaks: Satyrium
  • Hairstreaks: Satyrium, mainly Eastern
  • Hairstreaks: Satyrium, Eastern
  • Hairstreaks: Satyrium, Western
  • Hairstreaks: Satyrium, Eastern
  • Hairstreaks: Satyrium, Southwestern
  • Hairstreaks: Green-colored Species
  • Hairstreaks: Green-colored Species, Mainly Strays
  • Hairstreaks: Western Green-colored Species
  • Hairstreaks: Green-colored Species (rarely open when landed)
  • Hairstreaks: Western Brown Callophrys (rarely open when landed)
  • Hairstreaks: Pine Elfins (rarely open when landed)
  • Hairstreaks: Eastern Elfins (rarely open when landed)
  • Hairstreaks: Western Elfins (rarely open when landed)
  • Hairstreaks: Scrub-Hairstreaks
  • Hairstreaks: South Florida Scrub-Hairstreaks
  • Hairstreaks: South Texas Scrub-Hairstreaks
  • Hairstreaks: Scrub-Hairstreaks
  • Hairstreaks: Groundstreaks (often found close to the ground)
  • Hairstreaks: Groundstreaks (almost never open wings while landed)
  • Hairstreaks: Dreamstreaks (Erora)
  • Hairstreaks: Ministreaks (almost never open wings while landed)
  • Hairstreaks: Strays to the United States-Mexican Border
  • Hairstreaks: Strays to the United States-Mexican Border
  • Blues Polyommatinae
  • Blues: Pygmy-Blues
  • Blues: Leptotes
  • Blues: Hemiargus
  • Blues
  • Blues: Tailed-Blues
  • Blues: Azures
  • Blues: Buckwheat Blues, Square-spotted Blue
  • Blues: Buckwheat Blues, Dotted Blue
  • Blues: Buckwheat Blues, Rita Blue
  • Blues: Buckwheat Blues
  • Blues: Silvery Blue
  • Blues: Arrowhead Blue
  • Blues: Melissa Blue
  • Blues: Northern Blue
  • Blues: Boisduval's Blue
  • Blues: Greenish Blue
  • Blues: Plebejus Blues
  • Blues
  • Metalmarks Riodinidae
  • Rio Grande Valley Specialties
  • Eastern Scintillants: All with Metallic Markings
  • Scintillants: All with Metallic Markings
  • Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona Scintillants
  • Texas to California Scintillants
  • Tanmarks
  • Stray Tanmarks
  • Apodemia
  • Stray and Rare Apodemia
  • Stray Apodemia
  • Brushfoots Nymphalidae
  • Heliconians and Fritillaries Heliconiinae
  • Heliconians
  • Greater Fritillaries
  • Lesser Fritillaries
  • True Brushfoots Nymphalinae
  • Patches, Checker spots and Crescents
  • Anglewings, Ladies and Relatives
  • Admirals and Relatives Limenitidinae et al.
  • Admirals and Relatives: Admirals
  • Admirals and Relatives: Viceroy and California Sister
  • Admirals and Relatives: Straying Sisters
  • Admirals and Relatives: Bluewings (usually land w/ head facing down)
  • Admirals and Relatives: Purplewings
  • Admirals and Relatives: Common Mestra and Red Rim
  • Admirals and Relatives: Banners
  • Admirals and Relatives: Cecropians and Beauties (all are large)
  • Admirals and Relatives: Stray Sailors and Eighty-eights
  • Admirals and Relatives: Crackers
  • Admirals and Relatives: Daggerwings
  • Leafwings Charaxinae
  • Leafwings and Relatives: “Red” Leafwings
  • Leafwings and Relatives: “Blue” LRGV Leafwings
  • Preponas and Morphos: attracted to rotting fruit and sap, not flowers
  • Emperors Apaturinae
  • Emperors: Hackberry Emperor
  • Emperors: Tawny Emperor
  • Emperors
  • Snouts Libytheinae
  • Satyrs Satyrinae
  • Satyrs: Browns
  • Satyrs: Pearly-eyes
  • Satyrs: Wood-Nymphs (rarely open their wings when landed)
  • Satyrs: Small Satyrs
  • Satyrs: Gemmed-Satyrs (almost always land with wings closed)
  • Satyrs: Neonympha (almost always land with wings closed)
  • Satyrs: Arizona Specialties and a Stray
  • Satyrs: Common Ringlet
  • Satyrs
  • Satyrs: Alpines
  • Satyrs: Arctics
  • Clears, Clear wings Ithomiinae
  • Mimic-Queen and Monarch Danainae
  • Tiger Mimic-Queen (in the monarch subfamily)
  • Monarchs: Monarch
  • Monarchs: Queen and Soldier
  • Skippers Hesperiidae
  • Firetips Pyrrhopyginae
  • Spreadwing Skippers Pyrginae
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Large Skippers with Golden Heads
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Silverdrops
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Beamers
  • Spreadwing Skippers
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Texas and Arizona Specialty Longtails
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Texas and Arizona Specialties and Strays
  • Spreadwing Skippers: “Brown” Longtails
  • Spreadwing Skippers: “Green” Longtails
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Stray “Green” Longtails
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Flashers
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Stray Flashers
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Banded-Skippers
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Banded-Skippers and Potrillo Skipper
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Cloudywings
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Western Cloudywings
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Cogia (all with white below antennal clubs)
  • Spreadwing Skippers: LRGV Specialties
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Strays to the U.S-Mexican Border
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Sootywings
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Scallopwings
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Scallopwings and Bollas
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Sicklewings (rarely close wings while landed)
  • Spreadwing Skippers: LRGV and Southeastern Arizona Strays
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Duskywings
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Duskywings (all with white FW spots)
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Duskywings
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Wild Indigo Group Duskywings
  • Spreadwing Skippers: White-fringed Duskywings
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Checkered-Skippers
  • Spreadwing Skippers: White-Skippers
  • Spreadwing Skippers
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Powdered-Skippers
  • Spreadwing Skippers: Streaky-Skippers
  • Skipperlings Heteropterinae
  • Grass-Skippers Hesperiinae
  • Grass-Skippers: Small Orange Grass-Skippers
  • Grass-Skippers: Small, Dark Skippers
  • Grass-Skippers
  • Grass-Skippers: Strays to the United States-Mexico Border
  • Grass-Skippers: The Wizards
  • Grass-Skippers: Stinga and Hesperia
  • Grass-Skippers: Hesperia
  • Grass-Skippers: Hesperia Almost Endemic to California
  • Grass-Skippers: Hesperia
  • Grass-Skippers
  • Grass-Skippers: Polite Skippers
  • Grass-Skippers: The Witches
  • Grass-Skippers: Variations Among the Witches
  • Grass-Skippers: LRGV possibilities
  • Grass-Skippers: Mainly Orange
  • Grass-Skippers: Problem Skippers
  • Grass-Skippers: Western Ochlodes
  • Grass-Skippers: Western Ochlodes and Paratrytone
  • Grass-Skippers: Poans
  • Grass-Skippers: Eastern Wetland Poans
  • Grass-Skippers: Sedge-Skippers
  • Grass-Skippers: (Mostly) Eastern Dusted-Skippers
  • Grass-Skippers: Southwestern Dusted-Skippers
  • Grass-Skippers: Southeastern Roadside-Skippers
  • Grass-Skippers: Mostly Eastern Roadside-Skippers
  • Grass-Skippers: Mostly South-Central Roadside-Skippers
  • Grass-Skippers: Southwestern Roadside-Skippers
  • Grass-Skippers: Southeastern Arizona Roadside-Skippers
  • Grass-Skippers: High Prairie Skippers
  • Grass-Skippers: Southwestern Roadside-Skippers
  • Grass-Skippers: Large Skippers, Mainly Southeastern
  • Grass-Skippers: Large Skippers of Southern Florida and strays
  • Grass-Skippers: Panoquins (note long wings and abdominal stripe)
  • Giant-Skippers Megathyminae
  • Giant-Skippers: Yucca-feeding Giant-Skippers
  • Giant-Skippers: Agave-feeding Giant-Skippers
  • Giant-Skippers: Texas Specialties
  • Hawaii
  • The Two Native Hawaiian Butterflies
  • Non-native Species Now Established on the Hawaiian Islands
  • Appendices
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Selected Websites