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Field Guide to Grasshoppers, Katydids, and Crickets of the United States
John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott, Thomas J. Walker
In much of North America, crickets and katydids provide the soundtrack to summer nights, and grasshoppers frequent the fields and roadsides of midsummer days. Although insects from this group have long been the bane of those who make their living from...



Ecological Engineering for Pest Management
Advances in Habitat Manipulation for Arthropods
Ecological engineering is the process of manipulating farm habitats for the purposes of maintaining or increasing food production, restoring wetlands and other ecosystems, and conserving resources such as water and fertile soil. This book focuses on...



The Monarch Butterfly
Biology and Conservation
The knowledge of citizen scientists, biologists, and naturalists informs this book's coverage of every aspect of the monarch butterfly's life cycle (breeding, migration, and overwintering) from the perspective of every established monarch population...



The Black Flies (Simuliidae) of North America
Peter H. Adler, Douglas C. Currie, Monty Wood
A ROM Publication in Science A Comstock Book Published in association with the Royal Ontario Museum There is much more to black flies than you can learn in the woods on a warm spring day. This book compiles the authors' previously unpublished...



Insect Development and Evolution
Bruce S. Heming
Life scientists are increasingly drawn to the study of comparative evolutionary biology. Insect Development and Evolution is the first synthesis of knowledge of insect development within an evolutionary framework and the first to survey the genetic...



Tiger Beetles
The Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity of the Cicindelids
David L. Pearson, Alfried P. Vogler



Biology of the Plant Bugs (Hemiptera: Miridae)
Pests, Predators, Opportunists
Alfred G. Wheeler
Plant bugs—Miridae, the largest family of the Heteroptera, or true bugs—are globally important pests of crops such as alfalfa, apple, cocoa, cotton, sorghum, and tea. Some also are predators of crop pests and have been used successfully in biological...



Solitary Wasps
Behavior and Natural History
Kevin O'Neill
While social wasps, like hornets and yellow jackets, garner most of the publicity (most of it negative), the vast majority of wasp species, including digger wasps, spider wasps, and mud-daubers, are solitary. Elegant in appearance and distinctive in...



Hawkmoths of the World
An Annotated and Illustrated Revisionary Checklist (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae)
Ian J. Kitching, Jean-Marie Cadiou
Hawkmoths are truly spectacular to observe. They are among some of the largest members of the order Lepidoptera. As caterpillars, they have sleek muscular bodies with sidestripes and a tail "horn"; some evoke alarm for their resemblance to poisonous...



Turfgrass Insects of the United States and Canada
Patricia J. Vittum, Michael G. Villani, Haruo Tashiro
The first edition of this reference work became known as the bible of turfgrass entomology upon publication in 1987. It proved invaluable to both professional entomologists and commercial turf managers, and also has been used widely in college...



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