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Species Actias luna - Luna Moth - Hodges#7758

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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.

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Butterflies of Europe
By Tom Tolman
Princeton University Press, 2002
There are quite a few specimens that are in this book that are found throughout the US as well. The plate is very good in my opinion as well.

Michigan Butterflies and Skippers
By Mogens C. Nielson
Michigan State University Cooperative , 1999

Field Guide to Butterflies of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento Valley Regions
By Arthur M. Shapiro and Tim Manolis
University of California Press, 2007

How to Spot Butterflies
By Patricia Sutton, Clay Sutton
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998
Great for learning how to find butterflies, just OK as a field guide.

Butterflies of the North Woods: 2nd Edition
By Larry Weber
Kollath-Stensaas Publishers, 2006
A delightful local butterfly book that covers Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and the western edges of Ontario. Excellent photographs, prominent phenograms, interesting nature notes. A well designed field guide.

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