Butterflies of Illinois: a field guide

Michael R. Jeffords, Susan L. Post, James R. Wiker

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Prairie spaces and abundant wildflowers make Illinois a lepidopterist's delight. Butterflies of Illinois offers a portable, easy-to-use guide rich with descriptions, field photography, and life-sized specimen photos of all the state's native species. It also includes: identification quick guides depicting the tops and undersides of all butterfly species; scientific information and photos that explain life cycles, habitats, and ecology; range maps; flight period charts key characteristics relevant to field identification; descriptions of rarely seen butterflies and irregular visitors from nearby states; supplemental information on various species, including collection records and unusual sightings. Geared toward enthusiasts and experts alike, Butterflies of Illinois is a must-have companion for any nature hike or garden walk.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationChampaign, Ill.
PublisherIllinois Natural History Survey
ISBN (Print)978-1-882932-35-1, 1-882932-35-8
StatePublished - 2014

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