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Author Schlicht, Dennis W.

Title The butterflies of Iowa / Dennis W. Schlicht, John C. Downey, Jeffrey C. Nekola
Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 233 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps
Series A Bur Oak guide
Bur Oak guide.
Contents pt. 1. An introduction to Iowa butterflies -- The natural communities of Iowa and their butterflies -- A history of butterfly collecting in Iowa -- Attracting butterflies -- Problems for future research -- pt. 2. The butterflies of Iowa -- Introduction to the species accounts -- Skippers : family Hesperiidae -- Swallowtails : family Papilionidae -- Whites, sulphurs, and marbles : family Pieridae -- Coppers, blues, hairstreaks, and harvesters : family Lycaenidae -- Brush-footed butterflies : family Nymphalidae -- Occasional strays and old records -- pt. 3. Plates, range maps, and flight diagrams -- Introduction to the plates -- The plates -- Introduction to the range maps and flight diagrams -- The range maps and flight diagrams -- Checklist of Iowa butterflies -- Butterfly collection data -- Glossary -- Plant names
Summary This beautiful and comprehensive guide, many years in the making, is a manual for identifying the butterflies of Iowa as well as 90 percent of the butterflies in the Plains states. It begins by providing information on the natural communities of Iowa, paying special attention to butterfly habitat and distribution. Next come chapters on the history of lepidopteran research in Iowa and on creating butterfly gardens, followed by an intriguing series of questions and issues relevant to the study of butterflies in the state
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-229) and index
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Subject Butterflies -- Iowa.
Form Electronic book
Author Downey, John C. (John Charles), 1926-2005.
Nekola, Jeffrey C. (Jeffrey Clark)
ISBN 1587297612 (electronic bk.)
9781587297618 (electronic bk.)