Moths and Butterflies of the United States, East of the Rocky Mountains
Sherman F. Denton
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This time around we're highlighting the majesty of the butterfly. And not forgetting moths and silkworms and their kin, we've expanded to include the whole order of Lepidoptera. While a lot of insects get a bad rap and strike fear or revulsion into the hearts of humans, butterflies are largely beloved.
Perhaps it's because of the transformation they go through; from the humble caterpillar, to a cocoon, to emerging triumphant on wings, the process of becoming a butterfly has been used as metaphor for all sorts of human struggle. Or it could simply be that they're beautiful, with distinct markings, some subtle and muted, others gaudy and garishly colorful. But all are delicate and graceful, and make for a stunning array of exceptionally lovely collectible books, with lepidoptera-themed covers.
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