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Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest

By Robert Michael Pyle and Caitlin C. LaBar

Easy to use and beautifully illustrated.…A must-have for nature lovers in this region.

Source Weekly

Easy to use and beautifully illustrated with more than 600 color photographs and nearly 200 maps, Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest is a must-have for nature lovers in Washington, Oregon, western Idaho, northern California, and British Columbia. The profiles include preferred common name for both genus and species, type locality, conservation status, the look and distinguishing traits of each butterfly, the preferred foodplants and nectar plants, habitat and range, and much more. 17 illustrative plates are included to help users compare and identify species. Additional information includes a brief introduction to how butterflies work and details on ecology and conservation.

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"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

About the authors

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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