Butterflies of Central and Northern California: This guide—including the valley, foothills, coastal and metro areas—beautifully illustrates 84 species of butterfly and nearly all of the corresponding caterpillar forms found in Central and Northern California.
This pocket-sized guide features color photos in a side-by-side format that makes it ideal for field use. Included along with most of the more common species are several of the most unique species of the region. Common and scientific names, adult size, season when they can be found, and their caterpillar host plants are listed. Nature enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy using this marvelous guide.
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Jim P. Brock is a longtime lepidopterist, butterfly photographer, researcher, tour leader and author based in Tucson, Arizona.
Jim is the co-author of Butterflies of Southeastern Arizona, Butterflies of North America and Caterpillars in the Field and Garden and sole author of Butterflies of the Southwest.
Jim has been studying butterflies for over 40 years. His trips have taken him to Brazil, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico, the West Indies, Canada and all 50 states. Three different butterfly species have been named in his honor.