A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America
is the most user-friendly butterfly field guide ever created!

This Swift Guide illustrates, with 3500 gorgeous full color photographs, all of the butterflies found in North America, including strays. For most species, both topsides and undersides, males and females, and variants are shown. Caterpillars and caterpillar foodplants are shown for many species.

Hundreds of new field marks allow easy identification of most species. The verbal descriptions are connected to the actual field marks by arrows, showing you exactly what to look for.

Succinct field marks allow easy identification of most species. Arrows show you exactly what to look for.

Detailed range maps include information about number of broods in each area and where strays have occured.

Color boxes give caterpillar foodplants [green box], abundance and flight period [black], habitat [gray], comments [brown], and more.

Includes a caterpillar foodplant index and a quick visual index.

415 pages and a trim size of 5 inches by 8 inches allows easy field use.

Glassberg’s books have introduced thousands of people to the beauty and excitement of butterflies. The Swift Guide takes the next step!

Unsolicited praise for the Swift Guide:
"It is fantastic; I like everything about it." Jan Dauphin, Mission, Texas
"fabulous photographic butterfly field guide" Urs Geiser, Woodridge, Illinois
"it's really fantastic!" Paula Cannon, Big Pine Key, Florida

"In 1993, the publication of Jeffrey Glassberg's Butterflies through Binoculars popularized butterfly-watching nationwide. This field guide did for butterflying what Roger Tory Peterson's guides had done for birding: make it possible for the serious amateur to identify the great majority of species through close inspection with binoculars" (Sharon Stichter, Butterflies of Massachusetts)

“Books like these could open the world of butterflies to much more of the general public.” (Paul Ehrlich in Science magazine)

Updated Information and Images for A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America.

Available in Mexico from aveoptica
              in Europe from Pemberly Books
              in Japan from Nature-Book.Net

 

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