Bagging Big Bugs: How to Identify, Collect and Display the Largest and Most Colorful Insects of the Rocky Mountain Region
This companion to Creepy Crawlies is an in-depth guide to bug collection from northern New Mexico to southern Canada. Through text and photographs, Bagging Big Bugs details the histories, habits, and distribution of more than 100 insects and provides tips about insect collecting, rearing, and displaying methods.
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THE BIG BUGS OF THE ROCKIES
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Adult beetles adult stage animal antlions aphids aquatic arthropods assassin bugs become full grown bees blister beetles borer butterflies cactus caddisflies capture caterpillars cicadas cockroach Coleoptera Coleoptera Family Collecting Tips colony color Colorado common commonly darkling beetles develop Diptera Distribution early summer earwigs easily collected Eggs are laid eggs hatch feed females flies gall genus giant grasshoppers ground beetles heetle Hemiptera hind History and Habits hornworm host inches insects Largest larvae late spring lay eggs legs Lepidoptera Linnaeus longhorned males mantidflies mantids mating mayflies metamorphosis milkweed molt Mormon crickets moths mouthparts nest nymphs occur Order Orthoptera overwintering parasites particularly pest photograph courtesy photograph hy pine pinning plants predators prey produce pupa pupate Rearing Tips Related Species rove beetles scorpions soil southern areas stink bugs swallowtail tarantulas termites thorax thrips throughout the region trees tunnels typically usually wasps wing covers winter wolf spiders wood