The beautiful digital photographs in this inclusive guide will aid beginners as well as experienced watchers in identifying not only the common butterflies of the low desert area and gardens in and around Phoenix and the high desert areas to the north and east but also the more common and unique species found in central and northern Arizona’s mountains. Covered are such iconic localities as the red rock canyon country of Sedona, the White Mountains, the Grand Canyon, Kingman and the Flagstaff region including the San Francisco Peaks.
Featured among the 84 illustrated species are the Two-tailed Swallowtail (the state butterfly), Monarch and it’s desert cousin the Queen. Lovely species found in the mountains include Milbert’s Tortoiseshell, Weidemeyer’s Admiral and Northwestern Fritillary. The caterpillars for each species are also featured in a side by side format. It also features all of the corresponding caterpillar forms for each of the adult butterflies.
This compact, waterproof guide easily fits into a day pack or pocket for use in the field. Nature enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy using this marvelous guide at home or on a hike.
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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.