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Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America

Category: Book
By (author): Beadle, David
By (author): Leckie, Seabrooke
Series: Peterson Field Guides
Subject:  NATURE / Animals / Insects & Spiders
  NATURE / Reference
  NATURE / Regional
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: April 2012
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 7.25in x 4.50in x 1.13in
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$ 45.99
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The best-selling field guides of all time

There are thousands of moth species in the northeast of North America, and while it might seem that they are all drab grays and browns, there is actually a startling variety. They come in a rainbow of colors, from brilliant oranges and pinks to soft greens and violets. There are moths with colorful leopardlike spots, and ones that look more like B-movie aliens; some that are as large as your hand, and others the size of a grain of rice.

With helpful tips on how to attract and identify moths, range maps and season graphs showing at a glance when and where to find each species, and clear photographs that use the unique Peterson arrow system for easy identification, this guide provides everything an amateur or experienced moth-watcher needs.

Sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute

From The Publisher*

A field guide to the most common moth species in northeastern North America.

Biographical Note

David Beadlegrew up in Kent, England, where he had no interest in the natural world until he was gripped by an obsession with birds in his late teens. It was while working at a bird observatory that David became interested in moths, an interest that soon grew to an all-consuming passion. He now lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and son, and he has photographed more than 2,000 species of moths in that province alone.

In addition to his work with moths, David has contributed to over thirty books and countless journals, includingNew World WarblersandA Field Guide to the Birds of Chile.