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Can anyone recommend a good field guide for Butterflies and Caterpillars?

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by Starla in GA on April 15, 2006 09:25 AM
I would like to find a field guide to help me id the butterflies in the yard also (either the same guide or a 2nd guide) caterpillars.

Thanks so much!!

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by melcon6 on April 15, 2006 09:57 AM
I have two guide books, which I enjoy very much, but they are pretty basic. At least they point me in the right direction as far as researching , then I can follow up on the internet or library. They are "Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars" and "a Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press Butterflies and Moths".

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by Thornius on April 15, 2006 10:29 AM
I was going to recommend The Golden Guide also. Starla, try eNature.com. They have online field guides for animals. plants, reptiles, amphibians, birds, insects, butterflies, moths, spiders, etc., etc., etc. I use eNature to identify most of my insects, and many of my birds (although I now know most birds in my area by sight AND sound.)

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by Starla in GA on April 18, 2006 04:45 AM
Thanks for the recommendations! Oh and Thornius... I have spent the last 2 hrs surfing eNature.com ... not sure my dh will be thrilled over me having ANOTHER website to visit LOL! VERY interesting though!

Thanks so much!!

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My water garden in progress http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2106370269
by Wrennie on April 18, 2006 07:41 PM
Butterflies Through Binoculars is wonderful.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to moths and butterflies too. I cant remember if they both include caterpillars or not.

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