Butterflies of the Central Arizona Highlands
by Phillip McNally
This book includes identification, natural history, and photographs of all 185 species found in this area. Local site listings and distribution maps are included. Over 500 photographs of all 185 species. The vast majority are photos captured in nature to assist the observer in field identification and Includes photos of the underside and upper side as well as males and females when dissimilar. The Highlands is a remarkably diverse region with a patchwork of many plant communities found in close proximity to one another. Unique to Arizona is the large expanse of interior chaparral which contains many plant and animal species that are closely related to those in the California chaparral. It is bordered by the Colorado Plateau to the north and east, and the Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan Deserts to the south and west.
This welcome and important contribution is gorgeously illustrated and broadly covers over 180 species in this unique and often ignored region. There are over 500 color photographs of butterflies and their distributions. This book (299 pages) will have immediate utility for researchers and naturalists, but its down-to-earth style makes it entirely accessible to amateurs. Its field-guide size (6"x9") makes it easy to carry in the field. A must acquisition for all naturalists.ncluded
299 pages, over 500 color photos, distribution maps
This is a soft cover book.