Massachusetts Butterfly Club

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Below is a list of books, guides and other media types that we think might be of interest to members or friends of our club. These items were either written by a club member or are used widely by members of the club.

Kaufman Field Guide - Butterflies of North America Kaufman Field Guide - Butterflies of North America
by: Jim P. Brock and Kenn Kaufman
 
This field guide will serve as an excellent identification resource for experienced and novice lepidopterists.

A World of Butterflies A World of Butterflies
by: Kjell Sandved and Brian Cassie
 
Butterfly enthusiasts will delight in the 200 vivid images from across the globe, accompanied by informative and engaging text from preeminent writers in the field.

Butterflies of the East Coast: An Observer's Guide Butterflies of the East Coast: An Observer's Guide
Author: Rick Cech and Guy Tudor
 
Due to the size, this book is not intended to be a field guide that you can tuck in your back pocket. But it is easy to use and it is wonderfully comprehensive.

A Swift Guide To Butterflies of North America A Swift Guide To Butterflies of North America
Author: Jeff Glassberg (President of North American Butterfly Association)
 
Includes 3500 large, gorgeous photographs that illustrate all the butterflies of North America. For most species, both topsides and undersides, males and females, and variants are shown.

The Caterpillars of Massachusetts 2009 The Caterpillars of Massachusetts 2009
Author: Sam Jaffe
 
After spending the 2009 season seeking out and photographing many of our more spectacular caterpillars, Sam has combined his notes on Massachusetts' caterpillar life histories into a single document. The document includes thumbnail links to Sam's relevant photographs.
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Insects of New England & New York Insects of New England & New York
Author: Tom Murray
 
This go-to guide will help you identify the most interesting six-legged critters native to the Northeast. Tom shares natural history nuggets and identification tips on over 1,000 species of insects! The book includes hundreds of color photos.

The Green Garden The Green Garden
Author: Ellen Sousa
 
Whether you have just purchased a new property with a garden to tend, or have made a rash personal decision to go 'Green' or are just looking at the same old backyard that needs attention, this book is definitely for you!

The Butterflies of Massachusetts: their history and future
(Book)
   The Butterflies of Massachusetts:
their history and future

Author: Sharon Stichter
 
Sharon Stichter's book and CD are a wonderful resource that presents new information on the abundance and distribution of Massachusetts butterflies based directly on Massachusetts Butterfly Club sighting data. It also contains a wealth of historical background on each species, as well as conservation and management information!

To order the book or cd
The Butterflies of Massachusetts (CD)
(CD)

Caterpillars of Eastern North America Caterpillars of Eastern North America
Author: David L. Wagner
 
This lavishly 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 exceptionally striking images.