A Field Guide to Insects: America North of Mexico

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998 - Nature - 404 pages
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Find what you're looking for with Peterson Field Guides--their field-tested visual identification system is designed to help you differentiate thousands of unique species accurately every time.   Detailed descriptions of insect orders, families, and many individual species are illustrated with 1,300 drawings and 142 superb color paintings. Illustrations - which use the unique Peterson Identification System to distinguish one insect from another - include size lines to show the actual length of each insect. A helpful glossary explains the technical terms of insect anatomy.
 

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User Review  - billsearth - LibraryThing

Of the three insect books I have, this one is by far the most likely to properly identify a bug, provided I already know roughly what general type bug it is. Ideally for me, one of the other insect ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sandydog1 - LibraryThing

A reasonable attempt to cover a huge group of insect families. Obviously limited for those who are trying to identify or "key-out" every critter found in the net. Read full review

Contents

Introductory Chapters
1
Line drawings
3
Pbylum Arthropoda Insects and Their
48
Drawings oi iamilies genera etc oi insects between pp
49
Class Insecta
56
are indicated by boldiace page numbers in the Index
195
Glossary
363
Reierences
373
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About the author (1998)

Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

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