Here are some resources that we think you'll find valuable.
Butterfly Books Specific to Alabama
Howell, W. Mike and Vitaly Charny, Butterflies of Alabama, Pearson Learning Solutions, 2010.
Ogard, Paulette and Sara Bright, Butterflies of Alabama: Glimpses into Their Lives, The University of Alabama Press, 2010.
Recommended Butterfly Books
- Allen, T. J. The Butterflies of West Virginia and Their Caterpillars. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997.
- Allen, Thomas J., Jim Brock, and Jeffrey Glassberg. Caterpillars in the Field and Garden: A Field Guide to the Butterfly Caterpillars of North America. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005
- Belth, Jeffrey E., Butterflies of Indiana: A Field Guide, Indiana University Press, 2012.
- Brock, Jim P., and Kenn Kaufman. Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Field Guides). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003.
- Cech, Rick, and Guy Tudor. Butterflies of the East Coast: An Observer’s Guide. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2005.
- Comstock, John Henry, and Anna Botsford Comstock. How to Know the Butterflies. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1913.
- Daniels, Jaret C. Butterflies of the Carolinas: Field Guide. Cambridge, MN: Adventure Publications, Inc., 2003.
- Daniels, Jaret C. Butterflies of Florida: Field Guide. Cambridge, MN: Adventure Publications, Inc., 2003.
- Emmel, Thomas C. Florida’s Fabulous Butterflies. Tampa: World Publications, 1997.
- Feltwell, John. The Natural History of Butterflies. New York: Facts on File Publications, 1986.
- Glassberg, Jeffrey. Butterflies through Binoculars: The East (Butterflies through Binoculars Series). New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
- Glassberg, Jeffrey, Marc C. Minno, and John V. Calhoun. Butterflies through Binoculars: A Field, Finding, and Gardening Guide to Butterflies in Florida (Butterflies through Binoculars Field Guide Series). New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
- Glassberg, Jeffrey. A Swift Guide to the Butterflies of North America, Sunstreak Press, 2012
- Harris, Lucien, Jr. Butterflies of Georgia. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1972.
- Holland, W. J. The Butterfly Book. New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1898.
- Howe, William. The Butterflies of North America, Doubleday, 1975
- Klots, Alexander B. A Field Guide to the Butterflies: North America East of the Great Plains (Peterson Field Guide Series). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1951.
- James, David G., and David Nunnallee, Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies, Corvallis, Oregon State University Press
- Miller, Jeffrey C., Daniel H. Janzen, and Winifred Hallwachs. 100 Butterflies and Moths. Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007.
- Minno, Marc C., Jerry F. Butler, and Donald W. Hall. Florida Butterfly Caterpillars and Their Host Plants. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2005.
- O’Donnell, Jane E., Lawrence F. Gall, and David L. Wagner, eds. The Connecticut Butterfly Atlas. Hartford, Conn.: State Geological and Natural History Survey, 2007.
- Opler, Paul O., and George O. Krizek. Butterflies: East of the Great Plains. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1984.
- Opler, Paul O., and Vichai Malikul. A Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies (Peterson Field Guide Series). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992.
- Pelham, J.P. A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada, Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, 2008
- Schappert, Phil. A World for Butterflies: Their Lives, Behaviour, and Future. Buffalo: Firefly Books, 2000.
- Scott, J. A. The Butterflies of North America: A Natural History and Field Guide. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1986.
- Scriber, J. Mark, Yoshitaka Tsubaki, and Robert C. Lederhouse, eds. Swallowtail Butterflies: Their Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Gainesville, Fla.: Scientific Publishers, 1995.
- Scudder, Samuel Hubbard. Everyday Butterflies: A Group of Biographies. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899.
- Sharman, Apt Russell. An Obsession with Butterflies: Our Love Affair with a Singular Insect, Basic Books, 2004
- Shull, Ernest M. The Butterflies of Indiana, Indiana Academy of Science, 1987.
- Schweitzer, Dale F., Marc C. Minno, and David L. Wagner, Rare declining, and poorly known butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) of forests and woodlands in the Eastern United States, Morgantown, WV: U.S. Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team. 2011.
- Tveten, John, and Gloria Tveten. Butterflies of Houston and Southeast Texas. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996.
- Tyler, Hamilton A. Swallowtail Butterflies of North America. Healdsburg, Calif.: Naturegraph Publishers, 1975.
- Venable, Rita. Butterflies of Tennessee: Field and Garden, Maywood Publishing, 2014
- Wagner, David L., Valerie Giles, Richard C. Reardon, and Michael L. McManus, Caterpillars of Eastern Forest, US Dept of Agriculture, University of Conneticut. (This excellent guide can be downloaded free via this link)
- Wagner, David L. Caterpillars of Eastern North America : A Guide to Identification and Natural History (Princeton Field Guides). Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2005.
Butterfly Books For Children
- Bartlett,Amy. Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars of North America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998.
- Burris, Judy and Wayne Richards. The Life Cycles of Butterflies. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing, 2006
- Datnow, Claire. The Adventures of the Sizzling Six: Monarch Mysteries. Birmingham: Media Mint Publishing, 2014.
- Forey, Pamela and Cecilia Fitzsimons. An Instant Guide to Butterflies. Avenal, New Jersey: Crescent Books, 1987.
- Lutman, Loretta. The Ugly Caterpillar: A True Story. The Butterfly Place, 2010.
- Mitchell, Robert T. and Herbert S. Zim. Butterflies and Moths: A Guide to the More Common American Species (A Golden Guide from St. Martin’s Press). New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2002.
- Opler, Paul. Peterson First Guide to Butterflies and Moths. 2nd ed., Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998.
- News of the Lepidopterists' Society, Volume 54, No 2, Charny, Vitaly, Paulette Ogard and Sara Bright, Swamp Metalmarks (Calephelis muticum) found in Alabama
- The Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science, Volume 84, No. 1, January 2013. Sara Bright, Vitaly Charny, Mike Howell and Paulette Ogard, Butterflies: New Records for Alabama
- American Butterflies, Volume 17: Number 4, Winter 2009, Text by Paulette Haywood Agard, Photos by Sara Bright, Visiting with Mitchell's Satyrs in Alabama
- News of the Lepidopterist's Society, Volume 57, Number 2, John V. Calhoun, Long-lost holotypes and other forgotten treasures in the Ralph L. Chermock collection, with biographical notes
- Southern Lepidopterist' News, Volume 33, Number 2: June 30, 2011, Text by Paulette Hywood Ogard Photos by Sara Bright, Gorgone Checkerspots in Georgia
- Southern Lepidopterist' News, Volume 33, Number 4: 2011, Text by Paulette Haywood Ogard Photos by Sara Bright, Gorgone Checkerspots in Georgia Revisited
- Southern Lepidopterist' News, Volume 35 No 1 (2013), Peter A. Van Zandt, Paul L. Freeman, and L. J. Davenport, Sporadic Destructive Occurrence of Convict Caterpillars (Xanthopestis Timais) on Cahaba Lilies (Hymenocallis Coronary)
- Southern Lepidopterist' News: Volume 36 No. 4 (2014), pg. 177, Paulette Ogard and Sara Bright, Butterflies of Alabama: Glimpses into Their Lives Given to Schools
- The Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science, Volume 85, Number 1, T. Wayne Barger and Brian Holt, Photodocumentation of Erora Laeta Early Hairstreak (Lycaenidae) in Jackson County, AL
- News of the Lepidopterists' Society, Volume 52 Number 4, Text by Paulette Haywood Ogard Photos by Sara Bright, Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole) Host in the Delta National Forest
- Southern Lepidopterists' News, Volume 26 Number 2 (2004),pg 34, Howard Grisham, Hooked at Davis Cove
- Southern Lepidopterists' News, Volume 31 Number 1 (2009), Pg15, Paulette Haywood Ogard Photos by Sara Bright, Dangers of Lepping: The One Billy Goat Gruff
- Southern Lepidopterists' News, Volume 35 Number 2, June 30, 2013, Text by Paulette Haywood Ogard Photography by Sara Bright, Searching for Hessel's Hairstreaks in Alabama
- Pavulaan H and Wright DM. 2002. Pterourus appalachiensis (Papilionidae: Papilioninae), a new swallowtail butterfly from the Appalachian region of the United States. The Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey 3(7): 1-20.
- Pavulaan H and Wright DM. 2004. Discovery of a black female form of Pterourus appalachiensis (Papilionidae: Papilioninae) and additional observations of the species in West Virginia. The Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey 6(1): 1-10.
- Entomology Today; February 21, 2014; Two New Species of Butterfly Accidentally Found in Eastern USA
- The Common Butterflies of Alabama poster includes photographs of 50 butterfly species labelled with their common and scientific names. It was produced by Legacy: Partners in Environmental Education in 2009 and is a wonderful FREE resource! To order, visit the Legacy website at: http://legacyenved.org/product/common-butterflies-of-alabama/.
Native Butterfly Houses
- The Purdy Butterfly House at Huntsville Botanical Garden provides opportunities to closely encounter native Alabama butterflies in a setting that also includes frogs, tadpoles, and quail. The 6,000 square foot structure is open May-September. http://hsvbg.org/event/purdy-butterfly-house/