FIELD GUIDE TO BUTTERFLIES OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY
AND SACRAMENTO VALLEY REGIONS
by Arthur M. Shapiro & Timothy D. Manolis (illustrator)
2007, 360 pages, 31 color plates. The California Tortoiseshell, West Coast Lady, Red Admiral, and Golden Oak Hairstreak are just a few of the many butterfly species found in the floristically rich San Francisco Bay and Sacramento Valley regions. Written for both beginners and experienced butterfly watchers and collectors, this guide provides thorough information on all known species found in this diverse and accessible region. It discusses and identifies more than 130 species. Species accounts include description, areas where it is likely to be found, and degree of abundance. Plates illustrate top and bottom views of wings for easier identification.
Compact enough for the field, the guide also includes tips on butterfly watching, photography, gardening, and more. It also contains a distributional species checklist and glossary. Paperback; 4-1/2 x 7-1/4″.
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