How to Easily Identify the Butterflies of the Northwest

At the park, in the garden, or on a walk, keep this tabbed booklet close at hand. Based on Jaret C. Daniels’s best-selling butterfly field guides, Butterflies of the Northwest features only species seen in Alaska, Northern California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

Butterflies of the Northwest

Butterflies of the Northwest is organized by color for quick and easy identification. Narrow your choices by color, and view just a few butterflies at a time. The easy-to-use format and detailed photographs, with key markings of more than 100 species (96 species of the most common butterflies and moths, as well as 12 caterpillars), help to ensure positive ID for even casual observers.

The pocket-size format is much easier to use than laminated foldouts, and the tear-resistant pages help to make the book durable in the field.

Good to Know

Knowing the basics about butterfly and moth anatomy is the easiest way to improve your identification skills. The two diagrams inside the book will help you identify the basic parts of a butterfly or moth.

About the author: Jaret C. Daniels, Ph.D., is a professional nature photographer, author, native plant enthusiast, and entomologist at the University of Florida, specializing in insect ecology and conservation. He has authored numerous scientific papers, popular articles, and books on gardening, wildlife conservation, insects, and butterflies, including butterfly field guides for Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Ohio, and Michigan. His other books include Backyard Bugs and Our Love of Bees. Jaret lives in Gainesville, Florida, with his wife, Stephanie.

You may also enjoy reading our blog about bringing the beloved buzz of bees to your home from Jaret’s book Our Love of Bees.

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