Introduction to Butterflies and Moths of North America
This resource is based on the following sources:
Opler, Paul A. 1995. Lepidoptera of North America: 2. Distribution of the butterflies (Papilionoidea and Hesperioides) of the eastern United States. Contributions of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Insect Biodiversity. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo. Unpaginated. Pavulaan, Harry and Paul A. Opler. 1995. Atlas of eastern butterflies. Unpublished information. Stanford, Ray E. and Paul A. Opler. 1993. Atlas of western USA butterflies, including adjacent parts of Canada and Mexico. Published by authors. Denver, Colorado. 275pp.This resource should be cited as:
Opler, Paul A., Harry Pavulaan, and Ray E. Stanford (coordinators). 1995. Butterflies of North America. Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Home Page. http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/bflyusa.htm (Version 05DEC2001).
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