Butterflies of Houston and Southeast Texas by John TvetenButterflies of Houston and Southeast Texas by John Tveten

Butterflies of Houston and Southeast Texas

byJohn Tveten, Gloria Tveten

Paperback | January 1, 1996

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All across the country, butterflies are becoming as popular as birds and wildflowers, especially among people seeking to enjoy the rich natural resources that Texas possesses. John and Gloria Tveten have been studying butterflies in Southeast Texas for thirty-five years, and here they offer their considerable knowledge to everyone who shares their passion for butterflies.

In this easy-to-use field guide, the Tvetens describe and illustrate more than 100 species of butterflies that live in Southeast Texas and can often be found across the state. Striking color photographs of living butterflies and caterpillars (a unique addition) show the key marks and characteristics necessary for field identification. The Tvetens' enjoyable and authoritative text describes each species' life history, habits, flight patterns, and characteristic markings.

An account of the different butterfly families, from swallowtails to longwings to skippers, precedes the descriptions of the species within each family. The Tvetens also include an interesting discussion of butterfly biology, a complete checklist of area butterflies, an index of butterfly-attracting plants, and pointers to other butterfly resources.

This field guide is the first to focus exclusively on Southeast Texas butterflies. It will be the essential reference for everyone seeking a reliable way to identify these butterflies, from field observers to apartment dwellers who wonder what is fluttering around the pot plants on the balcony.

John and Gloria Tveten wrote the weekly "Nature Trails" column in the Houston Chronicle for twenty-one years. They are the authors of several books and many magazine articles on Texas birds, wildflowers, and natural history.
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Title:Butterflies of Houston and Southeast TexasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.63 × 6.12 × 0.85 inPublished:January 1, 1996Publisher:University Of Texas Press

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ISBN - 10:0292781431

ISBN - 13:9780292781436

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Species Accounts
    • Swallowtails
    • Whites and Sulphurs
    • Gossamer-Winged Butterflies
    • Metalmarks
    • Snout Butterflies
    • Longwings
    • Nymphalids or Brush-Footed Butterflies
    • Satyrs, Wood Nymphs, and Browns
    • Milkweed Butterflies
    • Skippers
  • Checklist: Butterflies of Houston and Southeast Texas
  • Butterfly Organizations and Journals
  • Butterfly Houses and Gardens
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Larval and Nectar Plants
  • Index of Butterfly Species

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In this easy-to-use field guide, the Tvetens describe and illustrate more than 100 species of butterflies that live in Southeast Texas and can often be found across the state. Striking color photographs of living butterflies and caterpillars (a unique addition) show the key marks and characteristics necessary for field identification. The Tvetens' enjoyable and authoritative text, based on their own and others' observations, describes each species' life history, habits, flight patterns, and characteristic markings. An account of the different butterfly families, from swallowtails to longwings to skippers, precedes the descriptions of the species within each family. The Tvetens also include an interesting discussion of butterfly biology, a complete checklist of area butterflies, an index of butterfly-attracting plants, and pointers to other butterfly resources.