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Species Heliopetes ericetorum - Northern White-Skipper - Hodges#3971


A Swift Guide to the Butterflies of Mexico and Central America
By Glassberg, J.
Sunstreak Books, Morristown, NJ. 266 pp., 2007
Publisher's Page

Glassberg, J. 2007. A Swift Guide to the Butterflies of Mexico and Central America. Sunstreak Books, Morristown, NJ. 266 pp.

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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.

Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Part 1 : Butterflies.
By Bordelon, C. and E. Knudson.
Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. viii + 84 pp., 20 plates., 2002
Charles Bordelon and Edward Knudson. 2002. Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Part 1 : Butterflies. TLS Pub. 9a. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. viii + 84 pp., 20 plates.

Synopsis of North American Butterflies. Volume I.
By Edwards, W.H.
American Entomological Society, Philadelphia. vi + 52 pp., 1872
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Edwards, W.H. 1872. Synopsis of North American Butterflies. Volume I. American Entomological Society, Philadelphia. vi + 52 pp.

Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
By J.B. Heppner
Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670, 2003
Working link to 2003 version (tested April 2014) Full text PDF (43.3 MB)

The 2011 updated checklist available (1)

A Photographic Field Guide to the Butterflies in the Kansas City Region
By Betsy Betros
Kansas City Star Books, 2008
Betsy Betros has created a wonderful resource for those in Kansas City who love butterflies. She is the first to offer this range of detail and photos about KC butterflies. Lavishly illustrated with over 1,100 stunning photographs, this book is designed for both beginner and
advanced butterfly enthusiasts. Also included are tips for attracting butterflies to your garden. It is chock full of information, including fascinating details about naming system, range, flight times, habitat and much more.

A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America
By Jeffrey Glassberg
Sunstreak, 2012
All the butterflies of North America and Hawaii are included in this book. The book is designed for the user to make "swift" identifications with text on the large pictures and range maps on every page. Around 3,500 pictures of wild butterflies showing ventral, dorsal, males and females and some caterpillars make this the most complete butterfly book yet.

Butterflies of Washington
By Robert Hardwick
Lulu.com (self-published), 2011
A comprehensive guide with over 700 color photos, descriptions of all Washington species and subspecies, and lots of details on habitats, life histories, and sites.

Butterflies East of the Great Plains
By Opler and Krizek
Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. xvii + 294 pp., 1984
Paul A. Opler and George O. Krizek. 1984. Butterflies east of the Great Plains, an illustrated natural history. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. xvii + 294 pp.

One of the first books to use large, color photos of live butterflies.