Many caterpillars are illustrated here for the first time. Dozens of new foodplant records are presented and erroneous records are corrected. The book provides considerable information on the distribution, biology, and taxonomy of caterpillars beyond that available in other popular works on Eastern butterflies and moths. The introductory chapter covers caterpillar structure, life cycles, rearing, natural enemies, photography, and conservation. The section titled "Caterpillar Projects" will be of special interest to educators.
Given the dearth of accessible guides on the identification and natural history of caterpillars, Caterpillars of Eastern North America is a must for entomologists and museum curators, forest managers, conservation biologists and others who seek a compact, easy-to-use guide to the caterpillars of this vast region.
The most comprehensive field guide to Amazonian seeds
Features 750 full-color photos that make identification easy
Covers 544 genera and 131 families of Amazonian plants
Describes seeds, habit, trunk, bark, leaves, infructescence, and fruit
Includes unique seed identification key
Compact, portable, and beautifully illustrated--the ideal field guide