Insects: Their Natural History and Diversity : with a Photographic Guide to Insects of Eastern North America
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 identify most insects quickly and accurately. The more than 50 pages of picture keys lead to the appropriate chapter and specific photos to confirm identification. The keys are surprisingly comprehensive and easy for non-specialists to use.
Almost 80 percent of all named animal species are insects and closely related arthropods. This book is required reading for anyone interested in entomology.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juniperSun - LibraryThing
Assigned text for entymology class, but I've kept it for personal reference. Numerous photos help in ID, with the understanding that not all species are present so "close" is not good enough. Very ... Read full review
Review: Insects: Their Natural History and Diversity: With a Photographic Guide to Insects of Eastern North AmericaUser Review - Goodreads
This book is not only far more comprehensive than field guides for insects in this area, but also contains delightful text describing characteristics of the families, many genera and species of insects. Read full review
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