By Todd Telander

Butterflies & Moths is an simply obtainable field guide to usual North American butterflies and moths. this can be an important source for any point of nature explorer, to acknowledge and identify the most typical butterflies and moths.

Todd Telander is a usual technology illustrator, flora and fauna artist, and the writer and illustrator of many FalconGuides, in addition to the Scats and Tracks sequence. He lives in Walla Walla, Washington, together with his spouse, Kirsten, and sons, Miles and Oliver.

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Description: The Eastern Tailed Blue, along with the Western Tailed Blue, is the only butterfly in the group known as “blues” to have tails. The wings of the male are bright violet blue on the upperside, with white-fringed edges and thick, black, submarginal bands. Above the short, wispy tail on the hindwing are a pair of orange, crescent-shaped spots. The upperside of the female varies from dull gray to dark brown overall, with similar orange markings on the hindwings. In both sexes, the underside is pale gray to brownish with many black, white-bordered spots.

Description: The Luna Moth is a striking, very large moth with a long, curved tail on each hindwing. The upperside wings are pale yellowish or bluish green with a thin brown stripe across the entire leading edge, and one distinct eyespot on each wing (the forewing spots are continuous with the stripe of the leading edge). The spots resemble moons, giving the moth its common name, Luna. In regions where there are two broods in a year, those of the spring brood have thin, reddish outer margins, while those of the fall brood will have yellow margins.

Description: The Yucca Giant-Skipper is a member of the giant- skippers group, known for rapid, strong flight and a penchant for dry, desert conditions. The upperside wings are dark brown to charcoal overall, with pale yellow spots on the outer portion of the forewing and a pale-yellow marginal band on the hindwing. Females have additional yellowish spots along the interior of the hindwing and more pointed forewings. The underside is finely mottled in light and dark grays with white spotting. The body is very thick and robust, heavily haired, and colored various shades of gray to brown with a white chin region.

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