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Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars of North America (Peterson First Guides)
Here is the first and only guide to a subject of great interest to gardeners, small children, and lepidopterists: caterpillars, the immature form of butterflies and moths. This guide describes 120 common species of these fuzzy creatures. All the caterpillars, their adult forms and many of their host plants are illustrated.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 15th 1998 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
(first published January 1st 1993)
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This book seemed a little advanced for a child's guide. However, the information contained in this book was well explained and helpful. I am giving this book four stars instead of five, because there are some black and white drawings in here. This is the age of computers and therefore, this book needs to be updated with more color drawings.
This is the best guide I've found for Lepidopterists who need images of all metamorphic stages. It's not a large cross-section, but at least the author provides common names, food plants, larva, pupae, and adult images so it becomes easier to identify these common specimens. I wish it was more comprehensive and for some reason the scientific names are only listed in the index, but overall it's a handy little pocket guide. Great for kids who are nature explorers, or hobby entomologists looking to ...more
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