A must-have for nature lovers in the Pacific Northwest
Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest is an easy-to-use and beautifully illustrated field guide to more than 200 of the region’s most common and distinctive butterflies. Profiles include preferred common name for both genus and species, conservation status, the look and distinguishing traits of each butterfly, habitat and range, and much more. Additional information includes a brief introduction to how butterflies work and details on ecology and conservation.
Covers Washington, Oregon, western Idaho, northern California, and British Columbia
17 illustrative plates for comparing and identifying species
Nearly 200 range maps
Clear color-coded layout
Essential reference for nature enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels
About the Author
Noted lepidopterist and writer Robert Michael Pyle is the founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and the founding chairman of the IUCN/SSC’s Lepidoptera Specialist Group. A Yale-trained ecologist and Guggenheim fellow, he is a full-time biologist, teacher, and speaker, and the author of numerous books.
Pacific Northwest native Caitlin C. LaBar was born with a fascination for insects, which has developed into an interest in studying the habitats and life histories of butterflies. A geographer and GIS technician by training and a conservationist by nature, she enjoys photographing and collecting local butterflies and working on various butterfly mapping projects.
“Pyle has done it again, authoring a brand-new butterfly book that's just grand. It's easy to use and beautifully illustrated. . . . Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest is a must-have for nature lovers in this region.” —Source Weekly
“In this outstanding guide, over 200 different butterflies found in the Pacific Northwest are pictured and described. All the small details which make a topnotch guide are present: hardy paper cover, color-coded layout, range maps, comparison plates, crisp color photography and clear and understandable text. It’s the perfect guide for Northwest butterfly enthusiasts young and old.”—National Outdoor Book Awards