Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest by Robert Michael Pyle and Caitlin C. Labar
*A Northwest Nature Shop best seller
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.
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.
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.
- Format: Flexibind
- Pages: 464 pp.
- Book dimensions: 5¾ x 8¼ in. (210 x 145 mm.)
- Images: 612 color photos, 198 maps, 20 illos
- ISBN-10: 1604696931
- ISBN-13: 9781604696936