Synopses & Reviews
Meticulously researched and illustrated with color photographs, Insects
is a landmark reference book that is ideal for any naturalist or entomologist. To enhance exact identification of insects, the photographs in this encyclopedic reference were taken in the field and are not pinned specimens.
Insects enables readers to quickly and accurately identify most insects. The more than 50 pages of picture keys (containing hundreds of illustrations) lead to the appropriate chapter and specific photos to confirm identification. The keys are surprisingly comprehensive and easy for non-specialists to use.
- Detailed chapters covering all insect orders and the insect families of eastern North America
- Brief examination of common families of related terrestrial arthropods
- 4,000 color photographs illustrating typical behaviors and key characteristics
- 28 picture keys for quick and accurate insect identification
- Expert guidance on observing, collecting and photographing insects
Almost 80 percent of all named animal species are insects and closely related arthropods. With millions of insect species still waiting to be discovered, humans are clearly a two-legged minority in an overwhelmingly six-legged world. This book is required reading for anyone interested in entomology.
A comprehensive reference on insects featuring an easy identification guide using 28 picture keys, 4000 color photographs taken in the field, expert advice on observing insects and more. Details all insect orders and families of eastern North America.