Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America


This field guide to moths is the go-to for our Northeastern neck of the woods. Wonderful descriptions, photographs, and range maps.


Author: David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie
ISBN: 9780547238487
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Year of Publication: 2012
624 pages
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There are thousands of moth species in the northeast of North America, and while it might seem that they are all drab grays and browns, there is actually a startling variety. They come in a rainbow of colors, from brilliant oranges and pinks to soft greens and violets. There are moths with colorful leopard-like spots, and ones that look more like B-movie aliens; some that are as large as your hand, and others the size of a grain of rice.

With helpful tips on how to attract and identify moths, range maps and season graphs showing when and where to find each species, and clear photographs that use the unique Peterson arrow system for easy identification, the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America provides everything an amateur or experienced moth-watcher needs. Sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute.

  • Photographs and helpful outlines of species
  • 624 pages


Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 4.5 × 1.28 × 7.25 in