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        Books and Field Guides

Mexican Field Guide

Now Available!

A Swift Guide to the Butterflies  of Mexico and Central America,
by Jeffrey  Glassberg. First complete field guide to the butterflies of Mexico or to any Central or South
American country. Illustrates, with 3250 full color photographs, almost all of the more than 1700 kinds of butterflies found in Mexico plus many species found only in other parts of Central America. Inlcudes range maps, caterpillar foodplants, and embedded text and arrows in the photographs detailing how to identify these butterflies. Available at



Butterflies of Southern Amazonia
Garwood & Lehman
Carter & Carter

Now Available! at

Butterflies of Northeastern Mexico: Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas
~A Photographic Checklist~

Outstanding resource for images of butterflies south of the US border all the way through South America.  You can purchase the second edition of the book by Kim Garwood and Richard Lehman via their web site,  Neotropical Butterflies, A Photo Gallery. Includes excellent information and maps of favorite butterfly watching sites in Northeastern Mexico. Kim and Richard partnered with Conabio and the State Government of Nuevo Leon to produce this must have guide for anyone considering or planning to butterfly Mexico/Latin America.



Mexico Article




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  • Butterflies of America - Excellent and comprehensive online resource devoted to American butterflies that will include information on the geographic distribution, geographic variation, taxonomy, systematics, identification, ecology (including larval foodplants and immature biology) and bibliography for all butterfly taxa in the region, including all species, subspecies and undescribed geographic segregates.

  • , the BayScience Foundation and David Stang . Try their Butterfly Finder
    to help identify a butterfly you've seen.


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