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The butterflies of North America

Author: William H Howe; David L Bauer
Publisher: Garden City, NY : Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1975.
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"Comprehensive volume on the butterflies and skippers of Canada and the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. It is written for everyone who is interested in butterflies, from beginning student to professional."--Pref. Seventy pages of introductory material on biology, distribution, collecting, etc. List of Lepidopterists' societies and journals. Ninety seven color plates containing 2093 illustrations and 32  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Butterflies of North America.
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1975
(OCoLC)645863939
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William H Howe; David L Bauer
ISBN: 0385049269 9780385049269
OCLC Number: 1992808
Description: xiii, 633 pages, 97 leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Preface ---
The contributors --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction / Harry K. Clench. What is a butterfly? --
How to tell males from females --
Life history: egg, larva, pupa, adult --
Adult morphology: head, thorax, wings, legs, abdomen, female and male genitalia --
Butterfly biology: mating, broods, life span, food habits, thermoregulation, enemies, mimicry, protective resemblance --
Distribution: faunal regions, life zones, precipitation zones --
Zoogeography: faunal interchange, movements within North America --
Classification and taxonomy: taxonomic hierarchy, zones of intergradation --
Scientific names and naming / Alexander B. Klots --
How to catch butterflies: net, killing bottle, forceps, envelopes, collecting bag, field notebook, optional equipment --
How to collect: when, where, collecting techniques --
How to make a collection: relaxing, mounting, storage --
Study techniques: venation, genitalia --
Data: field notes, pin labels, hints on labelling, data equipment --
Why collect butterflies? --
Disposing of your collection --
Sources of equipment and supplies --
Lepidopterists' societies and journals --
The butterflies of North America. Papilionoidea. Danaidae / William H. Howe. Danainae / William H. Howe ; Lycoreinae / William Howe ; Ithomiidae / William H. Howe ; Satyridae / Thomas C. Emmel. Satyrinae / Thomas C. Emmel ; Lethinae / Thomas C. Emmel ; Apaturidae / William H. Howe. Apaturniae / William H. Howe ; Charaxinae / William H. Howe ; Nymphalidae / William H. Howe. Marpesiinae / William H. Howe ; Limenitinae / William H. Howe, Edwin M. Perkins, Jr., Stephen F. Perkins ; Nymphalinae / William H. Howe [and others] ; Argynninae / William H. Howe, Jon H. Shepard ; Heliconiidae / William H. Howe ; Libytheidae / William H. Howe ; Riodinidae / Jerry A. Powell ; Liphyridae / William H. Howe ; Lycaenidae / William H. Howe. Theclinae / William H. Howe [and others] ; Lycaeninae / Paul A. Opler ; Plebejinae / William H. Howe, Robert L. Langston, John C. Downey ; Pieridae / William H. Howe. Dismorphiinae / William H. Howe ; Coliadinae / William H. Howe, Alexander B. Klots ; Pierinae / William H. Howe ; Papilionidae / William H. Howe. Papilioninae / John F. Emmel ; Parnassiinae / Jon H. Shepard, Sigrid S. Shepard --
Hesperioidea. Megathymidae / Kilian Roever ; Hesperiidae / C. Don MacNeill. Hesperiinae / C. Don MacNeill ; Pyrginae / C. Don MacNeill ; Pyrrhopyginae / C. Don MacNeill ; Addenda / William E. Howe --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Collections --
Index.
Responsibility: William H. Howe, coordinating editor and illustrator & twenty contributors--contributors, David L. Bauer [and others].

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"Comprehensive volume on the butterflies and skippers of Canada and the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. It is written for everyone who is interested in butterflies, from beginning student to professional."--Pref. Seventy pages of introductory material on biology, distribution, collecting, etc. List of Lepidopterists' societies and journals. Ninety seven color plates containing 2093 illustrations and 32 text figures. Descriptions at the generic and species levels include description of immature and adult stages plus distribution. Brief glossary and bibliography. Index to food plants and index to butterflies. Published 1975.

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