~Identify nearly 700 butterflies and moths found east of the Mississippi
~More than 1,200 color photographs
~Two dozen line drawings include numerous exceptionally striking images
~Giant silk moths, tiger moths, and many other species covered include forest pests, common garden guests, economically important species, and of course, the Mescal Worm and Mexican Jumping Bean caterpillars
~Full-page species accounts cover almost 400 species
~Up to six images per species including an image of the adult plus succinct text with information on distribution, seasonal activity, foodplants, and life history
~These accounts are generously complemented with additional images of earlier instars, closely related species, noteworthy behaviors, and other intriguing aspects of caterpillar biology.