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 withPeterson 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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This is the Petersen Field Guide to Insects - these are clear, small, concise books that fit nicely into a TSA plastic bag for those bivouacs outdoors, those wilderness outings, and they describe the sorts of insects that will be encountered.
Great lunchtime reading indoors, while getting out of the sun's precious, although, damaging rays. Sure, it doesn't tell the reader what insects are good eating or not, however, this is a basic field guide that lets a person know what insects are non-toxic, what insects to avoid, and what precautions to take.
This is part of a series of field guides, you might want to purchase all of them.
 

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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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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