Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014. Large octavo, paperback, colour photographs.
The most comprehensive full-colour guide to the remarkably diverse and beautiful beetles of the United States and Canada east of the Mississippi River. Full of colour photographs, this guide covers 1,400 species in all 115 families that occur in the region. Introductory sections provide essential information on beetle anatomy, reproduction, development, natural history, behaviour, and conservation. Also included are tips on where and when to find beetles; how to photograph, collect, and rear beetles; and how to contribute to research. Each family and species account presents concise and easy-to-understand information on identification, natural history, collecting, and geographic range.
Organized by family, the book also includes an illustrated key to the most common beetle families, with 31 drawings that aid identification, and features current information on distribution, biology, and taxonomy not found in other guides. An unmatched guide to the rich variety of eastern North American beetles, this is an essential book for amateur naturalists, nature photographers, insect enthusiasts, students, and professional entomologists and other biologists.
Price: $63.00 AU