Butterflies of the Western Chesapeake

ISBN: 978-1-9369139-1-6
Author: Arlene Ripley

Butterflies of the Western Chesapeake: Washington DC, Maryland & Virginia features 84 species of butterflies—and most of their caterpillars—found in the region surrounding the western regions of the Chesapeake Bay. Along with many of the more common species, several of the region’s most unique species are also included: Appalachian Azure, Baltimore Checkerspot, Carolina Satyr and Mulberry Wing.

This pocket-sized guide features color photos in a side-by-side format that makes it ideal for field use. Common and scientific names, adult wingspan, caterpillar host plants, and the flight season for each entry are listed, making it ideal for field use. Nature enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy using this marvelous guide.

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Arlene Ripley
About Arlene Ripley

Arlene Ripley, an avid birder and photographer, became fascinated with butterflies while living in Southern Maryland. Never outdoors without a camera in hand, she began censusing the butterflies that occurred in her home county and produced a butterfly checklist for the nature park where she was a volunteer. Her interests expanded to observing and photographing not only adult butterflies but learning their life histories by raising them from eggs deposited on their host plants. She enjoys giving presentations to local birding and butterfly clubs. At the peak of her study of Eastern butterflies, she and her husband left the East Coast and now reside in southeast Arizona where she continues her love of "all things nature." Arlene has degrees in Biological Science and Medical Technology. She is always looking for birds and butterflies to photograph whether they are in her own yard or while on world travels.

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