This stunning photographic guide will have butterfly enthusiasts of all ages aflutter. Judy Burris and Wayne Richards include more than 400 full-color, up-close images that present the life cycles of 23 common North American butterflies in amazing detail. Watch caterpillars hatch from eggs, eat and grow, form into chrysalides, emerge as colorful butterflies, and fly through the air. You'll also learn which plants butterflies avoid and which native species they're attracted to, so you can create your own backyard butterfly haven.
--Cecilia Goodnow, San Antonio Express-News
Table of Contents:
1 The Butterfly from Start to Finish
How a Butterfly Lays Its Eggs * How a Caterpillar Grows * How a Chrysalis Is Formed * Continuing the Cycle
2 Butterfly Life Cycles
Eastern Black Swallowtail * Giant Swallowtail * Pipevine Swallowtail * Spicebush Swallowtail * Tiger Swallowtail * Zebra Swallowtail * Gulf Fritillary * Variegated Fritillary * Zebra Longwing * Question Mark * Eastern Comma * Common Buckeye * American Lady * Painted Lady * Red Admiral * Silvery Checkerspot * Red-spotted Purple * Viceroy * Monarch * Queen * Cabbage White * Clouded Sulphur * Pearl Crescent
3 Butterfly Habitat Gardening
Host Plants * Our Top Nectar Flowers
4 Other Garden Visitors
Assorted Butterflies * Assorted Skippers
Easy Comparison Guides: Eggs, Caterpillars, Chrysalises
Judy Burris is the co-author of The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs and The Life Cycles of Butterflies. She and her brother and co-author, Wayne Richards, have spent many years observing, raising, and photographing the amazing lives of insects in their own backyards in Erlanger, Kentucky.
0.5" H x 7.5" L x 9.7" W