Family Hesperiidae - Skippers
Butterfly gardening in the south: Cultivating plants that attract butterflies.By Geyata Ajilvsgi.
Taylor Publishing Co., Dallas. xii + 342 pp., 1990
Geyata Ajilvsgi. 1990. Butterfly gardening in the south: Cultivating plants that attract butterflies. Taylor Publishing Co., Dallas. xii + 342 pp.
select quotes from Miller's Review
Novice and master gardeners in the southern U.S., particularly in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, have an extraordinary treat in store with this volume.
There are special sections of the book devoted to creating a personal butterfly garden and to methods of attracting butterflies, highlighted by personal observations on such topics as the important characteristics of floral nectaries (color, shape and fragrance) and how to choose the appropriate plants, with one of my favorites-adopt a weed.
Scientific names list for butterfly species of North America, north of Mexico.By Opler, P.A. & A.D. Warren.
Gillette Publications, Fort Collins, CO. 83 pp., 2003
Paul A. Opler & Andrew D. Warren. 2003. Scientific names list for butterfly species of North America, north of Mexico. Gillette Publications, Fort Collins, CO. 83 pp.
This is the first list of scientific names of North American butterfly species prepared and reviewed by systematists since that of C.D. Ferris (1989).
This list contains the most current scientific names for 780 North American butterfly species (Papilionoidea and Hesperiodea). Authorship and date of publication (many corrected) are included. The original spelling of species names are given in accord with recent practices. Annotations with literature citations are given for many of the names as explanation for their current usage. Species are numbered for curatorial purposes (subspecies are not listed). Significant input was provided by many lepidopterists, but especially significant input was provided by Gerardo Lamas (author of Neotropical Butterfly Checklist [in press]) and Jonathan Pelham (author of upcoming synonymical catalogue of North American butterflies [in preparation], which will include subspecies).
A Swift Guide to the Butterflies of Mexico and Central AmericaBy Glassberg, J.
Sunstreak Books, Morristown, NJ. 266 pp., 2007
Glassberg, J. 2007. A Swift Guide to the Butterflies of Mexico and Central America. Sunstreak Books, Morristown, NJ. 266 pp.
Illustrates, with 3250 full color photographs, almost all of the more than 1700 kinds of butterflies (including skippers) found in Mexico plus many species found only in other parts of Central America. Includes greater than two-thirds of all Costa Rican species.
Succinct field marks allow easy identification of most species. Arrows show you exactly what to look for.