This summer, while birding with Jeremy Bensette, I couldn't help but notice he had bought a Kaufmann Bufferfly Field guide and inspired me to get a copy myself. The $20 book pays itself off in the first five minutes of thumbing through the thousands of beautiful photos of butterflies. This book has already helped me identify a few of the butterflies I had found while on vacation in BC back in the summer of 2011. It has all north american species and range maps which has me planning which butterflies I might try to find while traveling to Florida or Oregon this upcoming year. For example I realized that a Little Metalmark can be found in Southwest Florida.
Newly discovered western butterflies as the result of my new field guide: are this Lorquin's Admiral and Variable Checkerspot (which I had previously identified as a Northern Checkerspot).
Of course, Kaufman's Butterfly Field Guide is great but its not my only field guide. I bought this more local publication two years ago for about $10. I've had this for a year or two and this little coil-bound book has served me well!
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