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Species Heterocampa guttivitta - Saddled Prominent - Hodges#7994

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Stinging caterpillars: A guide to recognition of species found on Alabama trees
By L. L. Hyche
Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, 1998

Butterflies and Moths of the Yukon
By J.D. Lafontaine & D.M. Wood
In: Danks H.V., Downes J.A. (Eds.), Insects of the Yukon. Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods), Ottawa: 787–86, 1997

Rare, Declining, and Poorly Known Butterflies and Moths of Forests and Woodlands in the Eastern United States
By Dale F. Schweitzer, Marc C. Minno, David L. Wagner
U.S. Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, FHTET-2011-01. , 2011
Large (500+ pages) hardcover chock-full of information and photos of some of the rarest and least known Leps from the East.

request free copy from US Forest Service by email: Copies still availailabe as of January, 2012

Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies
By David G. James and David Nunnallee
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, OR, 2011

Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas:....
By Charles W. Bordelon, Edward C. Knudson
Texas Lepidoptera Survey, 1999
Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas:
an illustrated and annotated checklist of Lepidoptera known to occur in the Guadalupe Mountains in Texas and immediate vicinity.

To Order:

Ed Knudson at

Or write to:
Texas Lepidoptera Survey
8517 Burkhart Rd.
Houston, TX. 77055

Common Butterflies of California
By Bob Stewart
West Coast Lady Press, 1997
Back cover:
"This book contains 127 full-page photographs of the common butterflies of California, all taken in their natural environment. Opposite each photograph is essential information that includes:
Key field marks
When adults can be seen
Information about hibernation
Plant species that larvae eat
Geographic range
Pertinent biological and behavioral notes"

The Butterflies of Minnesota: A 'flier's manual
By Jim Patterson
Trafford Publishing, 2010

Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America (Vols. 1-4)
By William Barnes and James Halliday McDunnough
Decatur ILL., The Review Press, 1911
Dated, but still useful for numerous descriptions, keys, b/w photos of whole insects, and line draws of anatomical parts. Voluminous work.

Full Text.

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