Butterflies of the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area
This book describes and illustrates the 124 butterfly species of Okanogan County along with maps of the 92 species found on or near the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area in north-central Washington State. Although this book focuses on the Sinlahekin, only 31 of Washington's 155 butterfly species are not found in Okanogan County, making this book useful for much of the state. It also contains many helpful tips on identifying difficult species such as duskywings, blues and fritillaries.
- 14,314 acre Sinlahekin Wildlife Area (SWA).
- The SWA is the first state wildlife area established (1939) in Washington.
- 14 years of butterfly records (2003-2017).
- 124 butterfly species covered (92 in or near SWA + 32 elsewhere in Okanogan County); this is 80% of the total species (~155) recorded in Washington.
- 86 confirmed butterfly species on the SWA.
- 1 likely but unconfirmed species (Canadian Tiger Swallowtail).
- 5 species found less than two miles from the SWA boundary.
- One of very few books that uses real butterfly photos instead of sketches to illustrate anatomy and wing regions.
- One of few, if any, books to illustrate many less-than-perfect specimens, which grants the user a more realistic idea of what they might see in the wild.
- Possibly the first book to illustrate more than four specimen photos for many species.
- 6 reference maps and 92 species record maps.
- 1163 photos depicting 691 specimens.
- 230 photos of living adults.
- 140 photos of immature stages.
- 145 habitat and other miscellaneous photos.
- 296 pages and 3 pounds—this is a reference book, not a pocket guide!