Caterpillars of Eastern North America [electronic resource] : a guide to identification and natural history / David L. Wagner.

Author
Wagner, David L., 1956- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2005.
Description
1 online resource (512 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.)

Details

Subject(s)
CaterpillarsNorth America [Browse]
Series
Princeton field guides. [More in this series]
Summary note
"This illustrated guide will enable you to identify the caterpillars of nearly 700 butterflies and moths found east of the Mississippi. The more than 1,200 color photographs and two dozen line drawings include numerous images. The giant silk moths, tiger moths, and many other species covered include forest pests, common garden guests, economically important species, and of course, the Mescal Worm and Mexican Jumping Bean caterpillars. Full-page species accounts cover almost 400 species, with up to six images per species including an image of the adult plus succinct text with information on distribution, seasonal activity, foodplants, and life history. These accounts are complemented with additional images of earlier instars, closely related species, noteworthy behaviors, and other intriguing aspects of caterpillar biology." "Many caterpillars are illustrated here for the first time. Dozens of new foodplant records are presented and erroneous records are corrected. The book provides considerable information on the distribution, biology, and taxonomy of caterpillars beyond that available in other popular works on Eastern butterflies and moths. The introductory chapter covers caterpillar structure, life cycles, rearing, natural enemies, photography, and conservation. The section titled "Caterpillar Projects" will be of special interest to educators." "Given the dearth of accessible guides on the identification and natural history of caterpillars, Caterpillars of Eastern North America is a must for entomologists and museum curators, forest managers, conservation biologists and others who seek a compact, easy-to-use guide to the caterpillars of this vast region."--Jacket.
Notes
"With special acknowledgement for support received from the United States Forest Service FHTET and Discover Life in America."
Bibliographic references
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 489-494) and indexes.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of description
Description based on print version record.
Contents
Pt. 1. Introductory sections -- pt. 2. Family and species accounts.
ISBN
  • 9781400834143 (electronic bk.)
  • 1400834147 (electronic bk.)
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