Peterson Field Guide to Moths of NE North America


Peterson Field Guide to Moths of NE North America is your go-to guide for identifying moths in the northeast of the US, written by experts in the field.


Author: David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie
ISBN: 9780547238487
Publisher: Mariner Books
Year of Publication: 2012
624 pages

Peterson Field Guide to Moths of NE North America is the perfect field guide to take out on your quest to identify moths in the northeast. This book is part of the prestigious Peterson Field Guide Series and is the newest edition, published in 2012.

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. Perhaps the reason we don’t know as much about them is that many of these beauties are nocturnal.

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, this guide provides everything an amateur or experienced moth-watcher needs.

Sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute.

David Beadle has been studying and photographing moths in the province of Ontario for more than twenty years.

Seabrooke Leckie is a freelance biologist and writer with a passion for nature, especially moths.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 4.5 × 1.70 × 7.25 in