Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest

By Robert Michael Pyle Caitlin C. LaBar

Winner of a 2018 National Outdoor Book Award

Easy to use and beautifully illustrated with more than 600 color photographs and nearly 200 maps, Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest is a must-have for nature lovers in Washington, Oregon, western Idaho, northern California, and British Columbia. The profiles include preferred common name for both genus and species, type locality, conservation status, the look and distinguishing traits of each butterfly, the preferred foodplants and nectar plants, habitat and range, and much more. Additional information includes a brief introduction to how butterflies work and details on ecology and conservation.
  • Describes more than 200 of the region’s most common and distinctive butterflies
  • 17 illustrative plates for comparing and identifying species
  • Nearly 200 range maps
  • Clear color-coded layout
  • Essential reference for nature enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels

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Robert Michael Pyle

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“Pyle has done it again, authoring a brand-new butterfly book that's just grand. It's easy to use and beautifully illustrated. . . . Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest is a must-have for nature lovers in this region.” —Source

“In this outstanding guide, over 200 different butterflies found in the Pacific Northwest are pictured and described. All the small details which make a topnotch guide are present:  hardy paper cover, color-coded layout, range maps, comparison plates, crisp color photography and clear and understandable text. It’s the perfect guide for Northwest butterfly enthusiasts young and old.”—National Outdoor Book Awards
Product Details
A Timber Press Field Guide
Number of pages
Publication date
April 03, 2018