Submitted to: American Entomologist
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: April 14, 2005
Publication Date: August 31, 2005
Citation: Pogue, M.G. 2005. Book review: Butterflies of Oklahoma, Kansas, and north Texas, by John M. Dole, Walter B. Gerard, and John M. Nelson. American Entomologist. 51:117. Technical Abstract: The book 'Butterflies of Oklahoma, Kansas, and North Texas' by John M. Dole, Walter B. Gerard, John M. Nelson, published by the University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, 2004, has 288 pages and is in soft cover and sells for $24.95. The ISBN number is 0-8061-3554-9. A checklist of the 258 species occurring in this area is presented in an appendix. The 100 species that regularly occur in this area are covered in detail and include up to 4 color photographs of individuals as seen in nature. Subheadings for each species includes, size, description, similar species, habitat, major food plants, abundance, season, and comments. Distribution maps of each of these species are provided showing the counties in which they have been collected. The second part of the book covers topics that include butterfly biology, gardening, areas in which to observe butterflies, photographing, and identification.