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Butterflies of Alaska, A Field Guide
By Kenelm W. Philip (Posthumous) and Clifford D. Ferris
Alaska Entomological Society, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-944242-71-8
Cite: 2086800 with citation markup [cite:2086800]
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ISBN 978-1-945170-60-7 (This may be the second edition.)

This book is available as a PDF download. It may be purchased as a spiral bound as well.

Butterflies of Alaska, A Field Guide, Second Edition. Kenelm W. Philip (Posthumous) and Clifford D. Ferris. iv + 110 pages, spiral bound with durable covers; 8.5″ x 11″. The now known 80 resident, 5 casual species, and one currently unconfirmed species are illustrated in full color. Each species entry includes information about geographic distribution, habitat, basic biology, flight period, diagnostic characters, and field behavior. A species index and plant index are included. The second edition includes the recently described (2016) Oeneis tanana as well as addresses several taxonomic issues; a flight-period graphic has been added. The book pages have been reformatted such that there is coverage of only one species per page. Maps have been updated to reflect additional records obtained after the first edition was published. ISBN 978-1-945170-60-7.

Butterflies of Alaska, A Field Guide is now available for download at

If you download and use this field guide, please consider a donation to the Ken Philip Fund to support Alaskan Entomological Research at the UA Museum of the North at In the gift designation or comments box, write “Kenelm W. Philip Entomology Fund.”