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This edition features
• a linked Table of Contents and linked Index
• Illustrated by Forty-eight Plates, Thirty-two in Color

CONTENTS
Preface 
List of Colored Illustrations
List of Other Illustrations 

PART I
INTRODUCTION
Butterfly Transformations
Butterflies and Moths
The Scents of Butterflies
Butterfly Migrations
Hibernation or Winter Lethargy
Aestivation or Summer Lethargy 
Feigning Death in Butterflies
Coloration of Butterflies 
Selective Color Sense in Butterflies
Warning Coloration and Mimicry
Heliotropism 
List and Shadow Observations
Parasitic Enemies 
Rearing Butterflies from Caterpillars
Photographing Butterflies
Butterfly Collections 

PART II
True Butterflies — Superfamily Papilionoidea 
Parnassians (Parnassiinae)
The Swallowtails (Papilionidae)
Black Swallowtail; Giant Swallowtail; Blue Swallowtail; Green-clouded Swallowtail; Tiger Swallowtail; Palamedes Swallowtail; Short-tailed Papilio; Zebra Swallowtail; Synopsis of the Swallowtails
Whites, Orange-tips, and Yellows (Pieridae)
The Tribe of the Whites: White or Imported Cabbage Butterfly; Gray-veined White; Checkered White; Great Southern White; Synopsis of the Whites
The Tribe of the Orange-tips: Falcate Orange-tip; Olympian Orange-tip; Synopsis of the Orange-tips
The Tribe of the Yellows: Brimstone or Cloudless Sulphur; Dog's-head; Clouded Sulphur; Orange Sulphur; Pink-edged Sulphur; Black-bordered Yellow; Little Sulphur; Dainty Sulphur; Synopsis of the Yellows
Nymphs (Nymphalidae) 
The Tribe of the Fritillaries: Gulf Fritillary; Variegated Fritillary; Diana Fritillary; Regal Fritillary; Great Spangled Fritillary; Silver-spot Fritillary; Mountain Silver-spot; White Mountain Fritillary; Meadow Fritillary; Silver-bordered Fritillary; Synopsis of the Fritillaries
The Tribe of the Crescent-spots: Baltimore Checker-spot; Harris's Checker-spot; Silver Crescent; Pearl Crescent; Synopsis of the Crescent-spots
The Tribe of the Angle-wings: Violet-tip; Hop-merchant or Comma; Gray Comma; Green Comma; Red Admiral or Nettle Butterfly; Painted Beauty; Painted Lady or Cosmopolite; Mourning-cloak; American tortoise-shell; White J Butterfly or Compton Tortoise; Buckeye; Synopsis of the Angle-wings (I. Polygonias — II. Vanessids)
The Tribe of the Sovereigns: Viceroy; Banded Purple; Red-spotted Purple; Vicereine; Synopsis of the Sovereigns
The Tribe of the Emperors: Goatweed Emperor; Gray Emperor; Tawny Emperor; Synopsis of the Emperors
Meadows-browns or Satyrs (Agapetidae)
Common Wood Nymph or Grayling; Southern Wood Nymph; Pearly Eye; Eyed Brown; White Mountain Butterfly; Arctic Satyr; Little Wood Satyr; Other Meadow-browns; Synopsis of Meadow-browns
Heliconians (Heliconidae) Zebra Butterfly
Milkweed Butterflies (Lymnadidae) Monarch; Queen
Snout Butterflies or Long-beaks (Libytheidae) Snout Butterfly
Metal-marks (Riodinidae) Small Metal-mark; Large Metal-mark
Gossamer-wings (Lycaenidae) 
The Tribe of the Hair-streaks: Great Purple Hair-streak; Gray Hair-streak; Banded Hair-streak; Striped Hair-streak; Acadian Hair-streak; Olive Hair-streak; Synopsis of the Hair-streaks
The Tribe of the Coppers: Wanderer; American Copper; Synopsis of the Coppers
The Tribe of the Blues: Spring Azure; Scudder's Blue; Tailed Blue; Silvery Blue: Synopsis of the Blues

PART III
The Skipper Butterflies — Superfamily Hesperioidea
Giant Skippers (Megathymidae) Yucca-borer Skipper
Common Skippers (Hesperiidae)
The Tribe of the Larger Skippers: Silver-spotted Skipper; Long-tailed Skipper; Juvenal's Dusky-wing; Sleepy Dusky-wing; Persius's Dusky-wing; Sooty Wing
The Tribe of the Smaller Skippers: Tawny-edged Skipper; Roadside Skipper; Least Skipper

About the Author
CLARENCE M. WEED, D. Sc. AUTHOR OF Seeing Nature First, Nature Biographies, Ten New England Blossoms, The Flower Beautiful, etc.

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