2008, 528 pages, color photos throughout. This colorful guide features 500 insects from all major orders, in a variety of climates and habitats. Large, beautiful photos taken in North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand show the insect in its natural environment. Informative captions provide details and insights into the lives of these fascinating creatures. Different stages of development, males and females of the species, and characteristic behaviors are often shown. Some of the insects shown are newly described species photographed for the first time.
In addition to the entries for each of the species, there is an introduction on insect biology, classification and distribution, along with information on collecting and photographing insects.
This book is the perfect introduction to the amazing world of insects in all their diversity for non-experts and a highly useful resource for entomologists. Highly recommended. Hardcover; 6 x 6-1/2″.