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Butterflies and Moths

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  67 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
This Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press illustrates in full color 423 of the most common, widespread, important, or unusual North American species of Lepidoptera. Information includes:

How to identify butterflies and moths
How to attract, rear and preserve them for study
How to assist these fascinating insects in their struggle for survival

Plus range maps, a special emphasi
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 14th 2001 by Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press (first published 1962)
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Jun 05, 2016 Aloha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Intelligent, concise editing with beautiful illustrations

This guide contains pertinent and enough information of each species, including their locale and migration to make you want to go out and start looking for them. Beautiful illustrations are on every page, which you can enlarge in an eBook. I've been studying nature illustration and appreciate the drawings as opposed to photographs. Highly recommend adding the Golden Rule collection to your library, especially the digital editions.
Aug 09, 2008 LINDA rated it really liked it
So far I have found and identified 2 moths from this book.

p. 113 Virgo Tiger Moth

p. 93 Pandorus Sphinx Moth
Scott Cox
Jan 18, 2016 Scott Cox rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I use this small pocket guide, part of the Golden Nature Guide series, primarily for identification of moths. There seems to be a plethora of excellent guides for butterflies, few for moths. I could only have wished that Golden had focused solely on moths given the limited space in these small guides.
Feb 09, 2014 Joann rated it liked it
For their size and compression of info, the Golden Nature Guides are truly little gems with really good illustrations. You can't go wrong starting here.
Chloe Hallam
Sep 04, 2014 Chloe Hallam rated it liked it
very very basic, but perfect if that's what you're after!
Jan 02, 2014 Kim rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is a very basic guide for beginner lepidopterists/entomologists. I appreciated the detailed description of both adults and larvae near the illustrations, but it was frustrating to see only upper or under sides of many species. And some species were discussed, but not properly shown. The scientific names are found in the Index section, but aren't mentioned in the actual text around the illustrations either. I would say this could supplement, not replace, other insect identification materials ...more
Jul 23, 2011 Dad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: naturalist
This book is excellent for identifying and studying butterflies and moths. I have used this for school and hobby study of these denizens of the air.
Aug 12, 2016 Tab rated it really liked it

Fit's right in my back pocket. Great to bring on hikes. Illustrations are beautiful.
Benjamin Plume
Jul 30, 2011 Benjamin Plume rated it really liked it
Good companion to "Insects" and "Spiders and their kin."
Jun 18, 2009 Georgeann is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
homework for being a butterfly docent!
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