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Subfamily Pyrginae - Spread-wing Skippers

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Butterflies of Arizona: A Photographic Guide
By Stewart et al
West Coast Lady Press, Arcata, CA. ii + 415 pp., 2001
Stewart, B., P. Brodkin & H. Brodkin. 2001. Butterflies of Arizona, A Photographic Guide. West Coast Lady Press, Arcata, California. ii + 415 pp.

This book discusses all 331 species of butterfly seen in Arizona.
It is illustrated 557 full, half and quarter page photographs taken under natural conditions by the authors and several other professional insect photographers. Opposite each photograph is essential information that includes key field marks, time of year the adult flies, caterpillar food plant, range and habitat in Arizona and pertinent biological and behavioral notes.
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The Butterfly Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Butterflies of North America.
By Holland, W.J. 1899.
Doubleday & McClure Co., N.Y., 1899
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Holland, W.J. 1899. The Butterfly Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Butterflies of North America. Doubleday & McClure Co., N.Y. 382 pp.

Butterflies of North America
By Howe, W. H. (editor)
Doubleday and Co., Garden City, NY. xiii + 633., 1975
William H. Howe (editor) 1975. Butterflies of North America. Doubleday and Co., Garden City, NY. xiii + 633.

A field guide to butterflies of Texas
By Neck, R.W
Gulf Publishing Co., Houston. xvii + 323 pp., 1996
One of the best sources for records of stray Texas butterfly records.

Neck, R. W. 1996. A field guide to butterflies of Texas. Gulf Publishing Co., Houston. xvii + 323 pp.

Handbook for Butterfly Watchers
By Robert Michael Pyle and Sarah Hughes
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1992
Though older, still an excellent introduction to "butterfly watching". The first edition (hardback) was published in 1982.

The Connecticut Butterfly Atlas
By Jane E. O'Donnell, Lawrence F. Gall, and David L. Wagner
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, 2007
Contains information on all butterflies found in Connecticut. Including descriptions of all life stages (egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, adult) with many photos as well as hostplant, distribution, and flight season information.

Should be very useful for most of the northeast.

Available from CT DEP Store

The Lepidoptera of Florida: An Annotated Checklist.
By Charles P. Kimball
Florida Dept. of Ag. Gainesville, FL. v + 363 pp., 1965
Kimball, C.P. 1965. Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas, Vol. 1: Lepidoptera of Florida. Florida Dept. of Agriculture, Division of Plant Industry, Gainesville, FL. v + 363 pp.

This book is still available for just $5.00 !!!

Since updated by John. B. Heppner:

Heppner, J.B. 2003. Lepidoptera of Florida. Part 1. Introduction and Catalog. Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas, Vol. 17. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, Gainesville, FL. x + 670 pp.

Book Review - Metzler, 2006

Butterflies of the North Olympic Peninsula
By Kristi Murray Knowles
This is a useful pocket guide to the Butterflies of this region, with pen-and-ink drawings, from egg to larva, to chrysalis, to adult butterfly.
With a foreword by Robert Michael Pyle.

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