Post by beetlehorn on Aug 25, 2013 19:02:24 GMT -8
Although this book has been out of print for several years now, I thought it would be of great interest to Saturnidae collectors, and breeders. It is still available through book dealers such as Abe Books, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble. It usually commands a rather high price... (in the $400-$600)range. I have seen it for around $250 at times, and at that price it is well worth it, that is IF you can find it. The title is The Wild Silkmoths of North America by Paul M. Tuskes, James P. Tuttle, and Michael M. Collins. There is a great wealth of information on rearing, collecting, and natural history of North American Saturnidae, including full color plates of all the species north of Mexico,pinned specimens and their larvae in full color photographs, including subspecies from different areas. I have never seen another book that is so extensive on these particular moths. There really needs to be another printing of this wonderful book. Tom
I agree that there should be another printing. Excellent book. A companion volume, following the same format and authored by Jim Tuttle, is called The Hawk Moths of North America. It is equally outstanding. I suspect that it may be out of print also.
Post by exoticleps on Sept 16, 2013 14:32:15 GMT -8
I have both, and without a doubt the best material Ive found on our US sats and sphinx. Like you said though, good luck finding a copy then getting raped for it. Very factual and full of un-bias info that relies on in depth study to validate its content.