An Instant Guide to Insects: The Most Familiar Species of North American Insects Described and Illustrated in Full Color
An Instant Guide to Insects is an ideal compact identification guide to the most familiar insects of North America, from bugs to butterflies, from moths to mosquitoes, and all the thousands of other species of insects commonly seen in the home, garden, city and countryside.
This user-friendly guide assumes no previous knowledge: an easy-to-follow system of color-coded bands (denoting type of insect) and symbols leads quickly to the correct section of the book. Detailed, full-color illustrations of insects, with larvae where applicable, plus a distribution map and a concise but informative text make it easy to identify positively the most familiar species of North America.
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