Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America

Author: David Beadle,Seabrooke Leckie

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547727437

Category: Nature

Page: 752

View: 7996

There are thousands of moth species in the northeast of North America, and while it might seem that they are all drab grays and browns, there is actually a startling variety. They come in a rainbow of colors, from brilliant oranges and pinks to soft greens and violets. There are moths with colorful leopard-like spots, and ones that look more like B-movie aliens; some that are as large as your hand, and others the size of a grain of rice. With helpful tips on how to attract and identify moths, range maps and season graphs showing when and where to find each species, and clear photographs that use the unique Peterson arrow system for easy identification, this guide provides everything an amateur or experienced moth-watcher needs. Sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute.

A Field Guide to Western Butterflies

Author: Paul A. Opler

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395791516

Category: Nature

Page: 540

View: 7250

Encompassing nearly six hundred species of butterlies found west of the 100th meridian, this updated handbook features lifelike color plates, photographs, maps, and line drawings, as well as information on habitats, ranges, flight seasons, food plants, and special characteristics of each species. Simultaneous.

A Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America

Author: N.A

Publisher: McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 496

View: 3478

Moths . . . has long been recognized as the most authoritative introduction to the moths of eastern North America. Intended for nonspecialists, but greatly appreciated by intermediate and advanced users, this book identifies and describes more than 1300 species in 59 families. The 1300 species, which include at least one in each of the 59 families present in the region, are those most likely to be encountered in eastern North America. Introductory chapters describe the anatomy and life cycle of moths and processes of collecting and preparing specimens. For each species, the book includes a description during the adult stage, the range as it was known in 1984, the flight season for adults, their relative abundance, and selected other information. Individual moths are portrayed from above, with wings extended, in 63 plates, many in color, while selected anatomical features, primarily wing shape and venation patterns, are illustrated in 76 black-and-white line drawings and photographs. Back and end matter includes a glossary of technical terms, generalized anatomical drawings, silhouettes of living moths at rest, and selected references and sources of additional information.

Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Southeastern North America

Author: Seabrooke Leckie,David Beadle

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544252063

Category: Nature

Page: 640

View: 5293

Southeastern North America is home to an incredible variety of moths, from drab browns to bright yellows and pinks, the small and simple to the flashy or bizarrely shaped. Just a few are common house and garden pests; thousands more harmless species live hidden in woods and meadows. This comprehensive guide of more than 1,800 common species is the best tool for identifying and appreciating these ubiquitous insects. With helpful tips and techniques for observing moths, range maps and graphs showing when and where to see them, and keys to identifying even the tough species, the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Southeastern North America provides everything an amateur or experienced moth-watcher needs.

The Beetles of North America

Author: Richard E. White

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395910894

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 4610

Over 600 drawings and 65 color paintings portray representative species of the 111 families of North American beetles. Includes information on collecting and preserving beetles.

Caterpillars of Eastern North America

A Guide to Identification and Natural History

Author: David L. Wagner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400834143

Category: Nature

Page: 512

View: 1723

This lavishly illustrated guide will enable you to identify the caterpillars of nearly 700 butterflies and moths found east of the Mississippi. The more than 1,200 color photographs and two dozen line drawings include numerous exceptionally striking images. The giant silk moths, tiger moths, and many other species covered include forest pests, common garden guests, economically important species, and of course, the Mescal Worm and Mexican Jumping Bean caterpillars. Full-page species accounts cover almost 400 species, with up to six images per species including an image of the adult plus succinct text with information on distribution, seasonal activity, foodplants, and life history. These accounts are generously complemented with additional images of earlier instars, closely related species, noteworthy behaviors, and other intriguing aspects of caterpillar biology. Many caterpillars are illustrated here for the first time. Dozens of new foodplant records are presented and erroneous records are corrected. The book provides considerable information on the distribution, biology, and taxonomy of caterpillars beyond that available in other popular works on Eastern butterflies and moths. The introductory chapter covers caterpillar structure, life cycles, rearing, natural enemies, photography, and conservation. The section titled "Caterpillar Projects" will be of special interest to educators. Given the dearth of accessible guides on the identification and natural history of caterpillars, Caterpillars of Eastern North America is a must for entomologists and museum curators, forest managers, conservation biologists and others who seek a compact, easy-to-use guide to the caterpillars of this vast region. A compact guide to nearly 700 caterpillars east of the Mississippi, from forest pests to garden guests and economically important species 1,200 color photos and 24 line drawings enable easy identification Full-page species accounts with image of adult insect for almost 400 species, plus succinct text on distribution and other vital information Many caterpillars illustrated here for the first time Current information on distribution, biology, and taxonomy not found in other popular works A section geared toward educators, "Caterpillar Projects" An indispensable resource for all who seek an easy-to-use guide to the caterpillars of this vast region

Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars of North America

Author: Amy Bartlett Wright,Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395911846

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 8560

Describes and illustrates 125 caterpillar species, together with an illustration of the adult butterfly, and includes advice on finding and raising caterpillars

Beetles of Eastern North America

Author: Arthur V. Evans

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400851823

Category: Nature

Page: 560

View: 8866

Beetles of Eastern North America is a landmark book--the most comprehensive full-color guide to the remarkably diverse and beautiful beetles of the United States and Canada east of the Mississippi River. It is the first color-illustrated guide to cover 1,406 species in all 115 families that occur in the region--and the first new in-depth guide to the region in more than forty years. Lavishly illustrated with over 1,500 stunning color images by some of the best insect photographers in North America, the book features an engaging and authoritative text by noted beetle expert Arthur Evans. Extensive introductory sections provide essential information on beetle anatomy, reproduction, development, natural history, behavior, and conservation. Also included are tips on where and when to find beetles; how to photograph, collect, and rear beetles; and how to contribute to research. Each family and species account presents concise and easy-to-understand information on identification, natural history, collecting, and geographic range. Organized by family, the book also includes an illustrated key to the most common beetle families, with 31 drawings that aid identification, and features current information on distribution, biology, and taxonomy not found in other guides. An unmatched guide to the rich variety of eastern North American beetles, this is an essential book for amateur naturalists, nature photographers, insect enthusiasts, students, and professional entomologists and other biologists. Provides the only comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible full-color treatment of the region's beetles Covers 1,406 species in all 115 families east of the Mississippi River Features more than 1,500 stunning color images from top photographers Presents concise information on identification, natural history, collecting, and geographic range for each species and family Includes an illustrated key to the most common beetle families

A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs

Northeastern and North-Central United States and Southeastern and South-Central Canada

Author: George A. Petrides

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395353707

Category: Nature

Page: 428

View: 5831

All the wild trees, shrubs, and woody vines in the area north to Newfoundland, south to North Carolina and Tennessee, and west to the Dakotas and Kansas are described in detail. Accounts of 646 species include shape and arrangement of leaves, height, color, bark texture, flowering season, and fruit. Clear, accurate drawings illustrate leaves, flowers, buds, tree silhouettes, and other characteristics.

A Field Guide to Mushrooms

North America

Author: Kent H. McKnight,Roger Tory Peterson,Vera B. McKnight

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395910900

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 4643

More than 1,000 species of mushrooms described in detail. Over 700 paintings and drawings reveal subtle field marks that cannot be captured into photographs.

Moths of Western North America

Author: Jerry A. Powell,Paul A. Opler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780520251977

Category: Nature

Page: 369

View: 7121

"Two of North America's most prolific and respected specialists on moths--particularly those of the West--have combined over a century of experience and scholarship to introduce western moths of all families authoritatively to both the amateur and the experienced professional entomologist. This biologically oriented and beautifully illustrated treatment of a quarter of all known western moth species fills a long-needed void, and does it superbly."--Charles V. Covell Jr., author of A Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America "This work sets a new high water mark for North American lepidopterology. Considering the authors' century of combined studies of western Lepidoptera, it is clear from the outset that no other team could have delivered a work so rich in taxonomic and life history information, much of it being original and appearing in the literature for the first time. I will read my copy more like a novel than a reference work, casting about the accounts and repeatedly flipping through the 2300 color images to better familiarize myself with our continent's rich and handsome diversity of moths. Moths of Western North America will serve as both gateway and catalyst for the study of moths for decades, and especially for microlepidopterans--for whom no like work exists in the New World."--David L. Wagner, author of Caterpillars of Eastern North America "Recent years have seen a surge of interest in moths, with growing appreciation of their amazing diversity and their great ecological importance. Information on western moths has been scattered and scarce, however, so this new volume is a tremendous step forward. Jerry Powell and Paul Opler bring a vast amount of knowledge and experience to the subject, and their Moths of Western North America is a landmark publication, instantly indispensable to anyone with a serious interest in Lepidoptera."--Kenn Kaufman, coauthor of Kaufman Field Guide to Butterflies of North America

Peterson First Guide to Insects of North America

Author: Christopher Leahy

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395906644

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 8160

A practical field guide that features a special system designed to help indentify diverse species of insects

Caterpillars in the Field and Garden

A Field Guide to the Butterfly Caterpillars of North America

Author: Thomas J. Allen,James P. Brock,Jeffrey Glassberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195149874

Category: Gardening

Page: 232

View: 2156

With an emphasis on conservation and more than nine hundred full-color photographs, a comprehensive field guide furnishes all the information necessary for finding and identifying caterpillars, with information on key physical characteristics, habitats, and host plants and tips on butterfly gardening.

Peterson First Guide to Butterflies and Moths

Author: Paul A. Opler

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395906651

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 2724

Describes and illustrates 183 butterflies and moths of North America, and includes advice on butterfly-watching and butterfly conservation

A Field Guide to Animal Tracks

Author: Olaus J. Murie

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395910948

Category: Nature

Page: 375

View: 1998

Text and drawings explain how to identify wild animals by the tracks and other signs they leave.

A Field Guide to Eastern Forests, North America

Author: John C. Kricher,National Audubon Society,National Wildlife Federation

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395928950

Category: Nature

Page: 488

View: 1647

Identifies birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, trees, and flowers

Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America

Author: Eric R. Eaton,Kenn Kaufman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618153107

Category: Nature

Page: 391

View: 2294

Highlighted by more than two thousand digitally enhanced color photographs, a comprehensive guide to the insects of North America contains information--including life histories, behaviors, and habitats--on every major group of insects found north of Mexico.

Peterson First Guide to Wildflowers of Northeastern and North-central North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395906675

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 7825

Presents a basic guide to identifying 188 common wildflowers of northeastern and north-central North America, with color illustrations and descriptions for each type of flower, organized by flower color for quick reference.

A Field Guide to Wildflowers

Northeastern and North-central North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Margaret McKenny

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395911723

Category: Nature

Page: 420

View: 3262

This book is a guide to the wildflowers in the Northcentral and Eastern regions of the United States.

Peterson First Guide to Birds of North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395906668

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 6706

This abridgment focuses on the North American birds most likely to be seen and features an informative introduction, and illustrated descriptions