Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America

Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America

Book - 2012 | 1st ed.
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There are thousands of moth species in the northeast of North America, and while it might seem that they are all drab grays and browns, there is actually a startling variety. They come in a rainbow of colors, from brilliant oranges and pinks to soft greens and violets. There are moths with colorful leopard-like spots, and ones that look more like B-movie aliens; some that are as large as your hand, and others the size of a grain of rice. With helpful tips on how to attract and identify moths,range maps and season graphs showing when and where to find each species, and clear photographs that use the unique Peterson arrow system for easy identification, this guide provides everything an amateur or experienced moth-watcher needs. Sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute.

Publisher: Boston, [Mass.] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780547238487
Branch Call Number: 595.7809 BEADLE
Characteristics: ix, 611 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Leckie, Seabrooke


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Dec 14, 2013

A beautifully illustrated guide, lovely for the eyes. The only downfall is the authors admit the information may not be scientifically accurate - they make it sound like these two people got together and made this guide without input from scientists or other literature. And that took away from its credibility. Also it took a long time to figure out what the coloured bar meant on each page. That key was tucked away in the blurb at the beginning of the guide, not clearly presented (it means the time of year you can see the moths).


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