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Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest

By Robert Michael Pyle and Caitlin C. LaBar

Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest is a compact yet complete and beautifully illustrated guide to the more than 200 butterfly species in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, western Idaho, and northern California. The species profiles include color photographs, common and Latin names, definitive descriptions, and thorough notes on habitat and range. The book offers up-to-date information on butterfly ecology and conservation and tips on how to find and view them. Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest is for outdoor adventurers, butterfly watchers, gardeners, and collectors, and anyone wishing to learn more about the region’s diverse butterfly fauna.

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Robert Michael Pyle

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 a Guggenheim fellow, he is a full-time biologist and the author of 20 books, including Wintergreen, which won the John Burroughs Medal.

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Caitlin C. LaBar

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.

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