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Species Danaus plexippus - Monarch - Hodges#4614

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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

A Review of the Genus Cryptocephalus in America North of Mexico (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera).
By Richard E. White
USNM Bulletin 290. 124 pp., 1968
FULL TEXT

*Invaluable*

"A total of 71 species and 33 subspecies are included herein. Three species are newly synonymized, and three species are revalidated. Twelve new species and six new subspecies are described."

"This paper is based almost entirely on the specimens in the U.S. national Museum, a total of over 4,600 individuals; this series includes all but one (pallidicinctus Fall) of the North American species described previous to 1966."

White, R.E. 1968. A Review of the Genus Cryptocephalus in America North of Mexico (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera). USNM Bulletin 290. 124 pp.

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.

Butterflies of the Rocky Mountain States
By Clifford D. Ferris and F. Martin Brown (eds)
University of Oklahoma Press, 1981
Since this book is probably out of print, and the amazon link below doesn't work, see here: Ferris & Brown .

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