Peterson First Guide to Insects of North America
A simplified version of the full-sized field guides makes it easy and fun to get started in the field. Peterson First Guides are the first books the beginning naturalist needs. Condensed versions of the famousPeterson Field Guides,the First Guides focus on the animals, plants, and other natural things you are most likely to see. They make it fun to get into the field and easy to progress to the full-fledged Peterson Guides.
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abdomen adults animals antennae antlions ants aphids aquatic bite body Borer brightly colored brown BRUSH-FOOTED BUTTERFLIES bugs bumble bees butterflies and moths CADDISFLY caterpillars cies clear-winged cockroaches cocoon colonies common Crickets cuckoo wasps DAMSELFLIES darkling beetles DOBSONFLIES dragonflies feed on plants females Field Guide flies flowers fly larvae froghoppers fruit gall GALL WASP grasshoppers GROUND BEETLES Gypsy Moth habitats hairy hatch hoppers horntails inch long LACEWINGS largest family larvae larvae feed lay eggs lay their eggs leaf leaves legs live mainly males Mantids mating mayflies metamorphosis nectar nest night North American species nymphs ovipositor parasites patterned plant juices pollen prey pronotum pupa pupate queen resemble ROVE BEETLES sawflies SCALE INSECTS scavengers serious pests shori skippers small to medium-sized SNOUT soft-bodied SPHINX spiders sting stoneflies surface SWALLOWTAILS tails termites TIGER tiny TREEHOPPER trees typically usually VESPID wing covers wingless wood yellow