2017, 328 pages, 900+ color illustrations. This field guide is the most comprehensive, user-friendly field guide to date of all of the species of butterflies and skippers ever recorded in Pennsylvania. Species accounts arranged by family include information on distinguishing marks, traits, wingspan, habitat, and larval host plants. Brilliant color photographs illustrate both the upper and under side of male and female specimens of each species, including skippers. The images depict the species in their native environments, as well as finely detailed museum-quality mounted specimens. The guide provides facts that offer assistance for field identification. County-by-county maps show where each species has been recorded, and graphs detail when they are present and most likely to be seen.
Paperback; 5-3/4 x 8-3/4″.
About the Authors –
James L. Monroe is a research associate at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity in Gainesville, Florida, and is professor emeritus of physics at Pennsylvania State University, Beaver. His butterfly photographs have appeared in Nature’s Best Photography, American Butterflies, Butterfly Gardener, and numerous other journals.
David M. Wright is chairman of patient safety and quality council at Abington Health-Lansdale Hospital in Pennsylvania. He is an anatomical and clinical pathologist who has published extensively on the butterflies of Pennsylvania and neighboring states. His papers have appeared in American Butterflies, Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society, The Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, and numerous other journals.