Bailey, D. 1991.
Butterflies. Steck-Vaughn, Austin, Texas. 32 pp.
Brust, B. W. 1993.
Butterflies. Wildlife Education, San Diego, California. 23 pp.
Covell, C. V., Jr. 1984.
A field guide to the moths of eastern North America. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston. 496 pp.
Ehrlich, P. R. and A. H. Ehrlich. 1961.
How to know the butterflies. William C. Brown Co., Dubuque, Iowa. 262 pp.
Fichter, G.S. 1993.
Butterflies and moths. Golden Book, New York. 36 pp.
Irwin, R. R. and J. C. Downey. 1973.
Annotated checklist of the butterflies of Illinois. Illinois Natural History Survey biological notes 81. Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Springfield. 60 pp.
Kendall, C. 1995.
Butterflies. Dial Books for Young Readers, New York. Unpaged.
Lavies, B. 1992.
Monarch butterflies: mysterious travelers. Dutton Children's Books, New York. Unpaged.
Mitchell, R. T. 1991.
Butterflies and moths: a guide to the more common American species. Golden Press, Racine, Wisconsin. 160 pp.
Opler, P. A. 1992.
A field guide to eastern butterflies. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston. 396 pp.
Sandved, K. B. 1996.
The butterfly alphabet. Scholastic, New York. Unpaged.
Still, J. 1991.
Amazing butterflies and moths. A. A. Knopf, New York. 29 pp.
Stone, L. M. 1993.
Moths. Rourke Corporation, Vero Beach, Florida. 24 pp.
Taylor, B. 1996.
Butterflies and moths. Houghton Mifflin, New York, Boston. 160 pp.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) offers information on butterflies and moths. Scientists at the
Illinois Natural History Survey's Center for Agroecology and Economic Entomology study butterfly and moth distributions, populations, life histories, and economic impacts and maintain a research collection. They also provide educational materials and programs about insects to students and teachers. Entomologists from the Illinois State Museum conduct studies of butterflies and moths and curate its research collection. Biologists at the Division of Forest Resources study lepidopterans in relation to disease identification and control in forests. The Educational Services Section offers educational materials about insects for teachers and sponsors the
Schoolyard Habitat Action Grants. These grants are very popular with educators who are interested in establishing butterfly and moth gardens.
Illustrations by Carie Nixon (Illinois Natural History Survey)