WASPS Their Biology, Diversity, and Role as Beneficial Insects and Pollinators of Native Plants
by Heather Holm
*NOTE: DUE TO ITS OVERWHELMING POPULARITY THIS BOOK HAS SOLD OUT AT THE PUBLISHER AND HAS GONE TO A SECOND PRINTING. THESE NEW COPIES SHOULD BE AVAILABLE AT THE END OF MAY 2021.*
2021, 416 pages; 1000+ color photos, maps. Wasps is the first full-color, illustrated guide of its kind. It features approximately 150 species of flower-visiting wasps occurring in eastern North America. It also covers the specific native plants, and habitats each species depends upon. This richly-illustrated book details wasp diversity and has full-page profiles for each wasp species that include identification tips, geographic range maps, biology, prey, natural history and habitat.
Five introductory chapters cover wasp taxonomy, nesting biology, prey-hunting behaviors, diet, and anatomy, as well as wasp habitat enhancement and management, and the ecosystem services provided by wasps—insect pest population control and pollination. The majority of the book is comprised of species profiles, organized by family. Twelve families and sixty-eight genera are covered. Included are eastern North American regional native plant guides, tips on wasp observation, and over 1000 stunning photographs.
This is an essential book for conservationists, naturalists, insect enthusiasts, biologists, nature photographers, native plant aficionados, and anyone interested in beneficial insects and pollinators. Hardcover; 9 X 11”.
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