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The Butterfly Book ~ Free eBook

The Butterfly Book ~ Free eBook

The Butterfly Book covers the anatomy and classification of North American butterflies. It is a free eBook in the public domain.

Exceptionally illustrated (including 48 color plates), The Butterfly Book is a perfect guide for an older student studying insects.

The book begins by covering butterfly eggs, caterpillars, pupae, and butterfly anatomy. Then follows a section on collecting that may or may not interest.

A third section covers butterfly classification, followed by a history of butterfly writings.

But the meat of the book is found in the “Butterflies of North America” section that lists the butterflies by family. Information included:

  • Family.
  • Subfamily.
  • Genus.
  • Neuration (the layout of the wings including veins).
  • Egg.
  • Caterpillar.
  • Chrysalis.
  • Identifying characteristics.
  • Range.

A handy index can be found in the back.

This is a great choice for an older student with an interest in butterflies. The information and illustrations make it easy to construct a personal butterfly notebook.

Free eBook

 

Additional Resources

Butterflies {Free Download}

Butterflies {Free Download}
This edition of The Mentor was written by the same author. You’ll find many great go-alongs here!

 

Free Nature Studies: Butterflies & Moths

Free Nature Studies: Butterflies & Moths
You’ll find even more great resources in this part of our free nature studies.

 

Insects
Meanwhile, if you have a younger child, we have all kinds of insect resources for you!