Monday, June 15, 2009

Books and related products by Paul Opler

1. Butterflies of North America, an activity and coloring book
[artist Susan Strawn] ISBN 1-57098-435-2 paper, $ 9.95 retail

Order from Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, 4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200, Lanham, MD 20706 []

2. First Guide to Butterflies and Moths, Peterson First Guide
With Amy Bartlett Wright, ISBN 0-395-90665-2 paper, retail $ 5.95

3. Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies
(artist Vichai Malikul) ISBN 0-395-90453-6 paper, retail $ 20.00

4. Peterson Field Guide to Western Butterflies
(artist Amy Bartlett Wright) ISBN 0-395-79152-9 cloth, retail $32.00
ISBN 0-395-79151-0 paper, $24.00

5. Butterflies, Peterson FlashGuide
ISBN 0-395-82996-8, retail $7.95 U.S.,

Order # 2, 3, 4, & 5 from Houghton Mifflin Co.
Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803
1-800/225-3362; []

7. Audubon Videoguide to Butterflies: Essentials for Beginners and Gardeners (DVD), (with Jim Ebner), Retail $40.00

8. Audubon Videoguide to Butterflies: Common & Endangered
(DVD), (with Jim Ebner), Retail $40.00

Order both DVDs from MasterVision, 969 Park Ave., New York, NY 10028
212/879-0448; 410/516-6994;

9. Moths of Western North America
(with J.A. Powell), ISBN- 0-520-25197-0, Retail $95.00 [cloth]

Order from California Princeton Fulfillment Services, 609-883-1759, FAX 609-883-7413,

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Jocelyn Gill, Agriculture Canada, work on color plates

We wish to acknowledge the work of Ms. Jocelyn Gill, Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes, Biodiversity Program, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Ottawa, Canada for her expert work on the color plates for our book Moths of Western North America. Jocelyn did all of the photography, digital manipulation, and plate assembly for all of the Macromoth specimen plates and did some clean-up and assembly for the Micromoth plates. She also advised on the layouts for our plates. Some of her work was performed under contract to the University of California Press, but she also carried out much of the work on time donated by her supervisor Dr. J.D. Lafontaine. We feel that the high quality of the plates is the most attractive feature of our book and will be useful to many readers for many decades. We are grateful for Joce's dedication and expertise.