Moths and Butterflies of the United Stat
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Whilst the greatest effort has been made to ensure the quality of this text, due to the historical nature of this content, in some rare cases there may be minor issues with legibility. Scientific works on butterflies are not rare in most libraries; but to the enthusiast who loves these creatures for their beauty and varietyr there is usually very little of interest in scientific details. It is the aim of the present work to represent our native butterflies and moths not as dried and mutilated specimens in a cabinet, with pins stuck through them, nor as dissected fragments for scientific classification, but as one sees them in our woods and fields, fresh and lovely. From the standpoint of the artist and the decorator, the study of the de signs and color patterns on the wings of butterflies may be of valuable assist ance. Such combinations of pleasing tints are rarely found in the handiworks of man. What better school could be found for the colorist than is within the reach of the humblest aspirant for fame as artist or decorator? Think of students copying the dingy works of the old masters year after year. When at their own doors the grandest combinations of colors that Nature can produce are passed by without a thought! Te have close about us the best that Nature is capable of producing. If we but use our eyes to see it. The life histories of many of the lepidoptera are replete with interest, and the knowledge of not a few is essential to man's welfare. To the gardener or the florist the study of entomology is a necessity, and the recognition of his enemies and friends in the insect world is of first importance.