Butterfly Conservation in North America

Efforts to help save our charismatic microfauna

  • Jaret C. Daniels

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Jaret C. Daniels, Mitch Magdich, Peter Tolson
    Pages 1-21
  3. Shelly Grow, Ruth Allard, Debborah Luke
    Pages 23-34
  4. Doug Taron, Leslie Ries
    Pages 35-57
  5. Emily Saarinen
    Pages 75-101
  6. Doug Taron
    Pages 103-116
  7. Rich Hatfield, Scott Hoffman Black, Sarina Jepsen
    Pages 117-145
  8. Heather Cayton, Nick M. Haddad, Brian Ball, Erica Henry, Erik Aschehoug
    Pages 147-159
  9. Travis Longcore, Kendall H. Osborne
    Pages 161-192

About this book


This book is intended to serve as a basic primer for practitioners interested in working with butterflies. The various chapters provide a combination of specific case studies and broader overviews of key issues relating to research, habitat restoration, captive propagation, population monitoring, and stakeholder education and training. Butterflies are experiencing declines worldwide. Prompted by this trend, interest in at-risk butterfly conservation has grown tremendously in recent years, as has the number of dedicated recovery initiatives. Zoos, natural history museums, botanical gardens, and state and federal wildlife agencies are progressively focusing on insects, particularly charismatic groups such as butterflies and pollinators, to help advance local conservation efforts and foster increased public interest and community engagement. However, insufficient experience and familiarity with butterflies can often hinder conservation practitioners from adequately planning, implementing and evaluating essential program components. Determining the best ways to make meaningful contributions to new or ongoing at-risk butterfly recovery initiatives is critical and typically driven by available expertise and resources.


at-risk species captive breeding husbandry recovery reintroduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Jaret C. Daniels
    • 1
  1. 1.McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History and Department of Entomology and NematologyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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