The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders

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Knopf, 1980 - Nature - 989 pages
Spiders, bugs, moths, butterflies, beetles, bees, flies, dragonflies, grasshoppers, and many other insects are detailed in more than 700 full-color photographs visually arranged by shape and color. Descriptive text includes measurements, diagnostic details, and information on habitat, range, feeding habits, sounds or songs, flight period, web construction, life cycle, behaviors, folklore, and environmental impact. An illustrated key to the insect orders and detailed drawings of the parts of insects, spiders, and butterflies supplement this extensive coverage.

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Of the three insect guides I own, I believe this one is the best. It has what I want; lots of insects, a good layout with clear pictures keyed to the page the text is on, more text on the insect than ... Read full review


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Milne is a naturalist who studied the insects and spiders of North America for many years. He has studied ecology and animal behavior around the world. He received his doctorate from Harvard Univ., and is Professor-Dept. of Zoology-Univ. of New Hampshire

Milne is a naturalist who studied insects and spiders of No. America for many years. She studied ecology & animal behavior around the world. She received her doctorate from Harvard Univ. and is Instructor-Dept. of Parks & Recreation-Univ. of New Hampshir

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