Butterflies of Tennessee: The Volunteer State has a variety of hill and valley regions to explore for butterflies from the Blue Ridge Mountains in the east to the lowlands along the Mississippi River in the west. More than 140 kinds of butterflies have been reported from Tennessee. The resident butterflies are primarily eastern species, but some southern and northern species are also represented.
Beautifully illustrated are 59 species of true butterflies and 25 species of skippers, and their caterpillars. Ideal for the field, this folding, waterproof guide features color photos of the butterflies and caterpillars in a side-by-side format. Common and scientific names, adult size, season when they can be found, and their caterpillar host plants are listed. Tips on finding butterflies and caterpillars are given and the life cycle of the Gulf Fritillary is illustrated.
Featured are familiar butterflies such as the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Orange Sulphur, Red Admiral, Mourning Cloak, Monarch, Silver-spotted Skipper and less well-known species such as the Falcate Orangetip, Olympia Marble, Harvester, and Baltimore Checkerspot. Tennessee’s State butterfly, the Zebra Swallowtail, is also shown.
Teachers, students, and nature enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy using this guide.