Southeastern North America is home to an incredible variety of moths, from drab browns to bright yellows and pinks, the small and simple to the flashy or bizarrely shaped. Just a few are common house and garden pests; thousands more harmless species live hidden in woods and meadows. This comprehensive guide of more than 1,800 common species is the best tool for identifying and appreciating these ubiquitous insects.
With helpful tips and techniques for observing moths, range maps and graphs showing when and where to see them, and keys to identifying even the tough species, thePeterson Field Guide to Moths of Southeastern North Americaprovides everything an amateur or experienced moth-watcher needs.
SEABROOKE LECKIE is a freelance writer and naturalist who became interested in moths after realizing they suited her night-owl tendencies much better than did birds. She lives in eastern Ontario with her husband and two young kids, with whom she enjoys roaming their rural yard and discovering its inhabitants, six-legged and otherwise.
DAVID BEADLE is a professional freelance bird illustrator who happens to have a passion for moths. He has been interested in moths for more than thirty years, both in his native UK and in Ontario, Canada. For the past two decades he has traveled extensively within Ontario documenting and photographing moths. He has a particular interest in identification and feels it is important to portray these fascinating creatures alive and in their natural resting positions.