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Family Drepanidae - Hooktip and False Owlet Moths

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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.

Finding Butterflies in Arizona: A Guide to the Best Sites
By Richard A. Bailowitz, Hank Brodkin, Priscilla Brodkin
Spring Creek Press, 2007
Overviews of each region of the state, more detailed sections on habitats such as mountain ranges, deserts, and canyons, and very specific information on individual locations - you'll find out which side of a gulch gets the morning sunlight and how far down a creek the swallowtails puddle.

Other chapters discuss where to go and what to look for in each month of the year (in February, willow ragwort flowers near Sonoita Creek attract Arizona Dusky-Wings), provide brief descriptions of many species of butterflies and skippers, and review the state's butterfly gardens.

A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada
By Jonathan P. Pelham
The Lepidoptera Research Foundation, Inc., 2008
Can only be ordered through Bioquip.

Caterpillars in Your Yard and Garden
By Bruce Barrett and Mary Kroening
Outreach and Extension, University of Missouri - Columbia, 2003
You can download a pdf of this publication for free from the
University of Missouri Extension site. A printed version is also available from the above link for $3.

Les Guides des Papillons du Quebec
By Louis Handfield
Broquet, 1999
Go to books, page 2 of Nature on their webpage.
This book is in French but scientific names of insects and food plants are universal.
The BEST book for moth identification for NE NA. Just about every macromoth is illustrated by colour photos. 1450 species illustrated in colour - wow! 982 pages of text - wow! 122 colour plates - more wow!

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