Our list of some of the best Insect books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
- Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs – Second Edition (2017)
- Insects and Other Arthropods of Tropical America (Zona Tropical Publications) (2016)
- Insects of New England & New York (Naturalist Series) (2012)
- Pacific Northwest Insects (2018)
- Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species (2010)
- A Field Guide to Insects: America North of Mexico (Peterson Field Guides) (1998)
- The Insect Folk (2015)
- Insect Ecology: Behavior, Populations and Communities (2011)
- Roberto: The Insect Architect (2016)
- Fabre’s Book of Insects (1998)
- National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Insects and Spiders & Related Species of North America (2007)
- Smithsonian Handbooks: Insects (Smithsonian Handbooks) (DK Smithsonian Handbook) (2002)
- Insect Detective: Read and Wonder (2012)
This second edition of Garden Insects of North America solidifies its place as the most comprehensive guide to the common insects, mites, and other “bugs” found in the backyards and gardens of the United States and Canada.
Visitors to tropical forests generally come to see the birds, mammals, and plants. Aside from butterflies, however, insects usually do not make it on the list of things to see. This is a shame. Insects are everywhere, they are often as beautiful as the showiest of birds, and they have a fascinating natural history. With their beautifully illustrated guide to insects and other arthropods, Paul E.
This go-to guide will help you identify the most interesting six-legged critters native to the Northeast. Tom Murray shares natural history nuggets and identification tips on over 1,000 species of insects! The book includes hundreds of color photos.
Pacific Northwest Insects (2018)
This field guide sets a new standard for insect identification, making it an indispensable resource to naturalists, educators, gardeners, and others. Engaging and accessible, Pacific Northwest Insects features detailed species accounts, each with a vivid photograph of a living adult, along with information for distinguishing similar species, allowing the reader to identify more than 3,000 species found from southern British Columbia to northern California, and as far east as Montana.
2012 Choice Magazine academic book award winner (zoology) The first-ever reference to the sign left by insects and other North American invertebrates includes descriptions and almost 1,000 color photos of tracks, egg cases, nests, feeding signs, galls, webs, burrows, and signs of predation.
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.
The Insect Folk (2015)
Come, children; come with me. Come to a pond I know of. See how the water shines in the sun. Over there is an old log lying on the edge of the pond. It is covered with green moss, and a green frog is sitting on one end of it. Let us go and sit on the other end. Goop! he says, and—plump! he has jumped into the water. That is too bad, frog; we did not mean to disturb you. How pretty it is here!
Combining breadth of coverage with detail, this logical and cohesive introduction to insect ecology couples concepts with a broad range of examples and practical applications. It explores cutting-edge topics in the field, drawing on and highlighting the links between theory and the latest empirical studies.
Ever since he was a wee mite (a termite, that is), Roberto has wanted to be an architect. Discouraged by his woodeating family and friends, he decides to follow his dream to the big, bug city. There he meets a slew of not-so-creepy, crawly characters who spark in him the courage to build a community for them all.
Fabre’s Book of Insects (1998)
Hailed by Darwin as “The Homer of Insects,” famed French entomologist Jean Henri Fabre (1823–1915) devoted hours of rapt attention to insects while they hunted, built nests, and fed their families.
National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Insects and Spiders & Related Species of North America (2007)
National Wildlife Federation’s new all-photographic field guide to North American insects, spiders, and related species, is the most up-to-date of its kind, and lets both amateur and expert naturalists identify more than 940 species quickly and accurately.
Written by noted entomologist George C. McGavin, this comprehensive handbook covers all 29 orders of insect as well as spiders and terrestrial arthropods. It’s packed with hundreds of annotated photographs and illustrations to help you discern the many types of insects and gives you a brief description of each insect family with main characteristics, including life cycles, the environment in which they thrive, and a photographic guide to assist you in categorizing the insect group.
Right now, all around us, thousands of insects are doing strange and wonderful things: wasps are building nests, ants are collecting food, and dragonflies are readying for the hunt. But it’s not always easy to catch sight of these six-legged creatures; you have to know where to look. Guided by this book, readers will happily become insect detectives and find out just what those bugs are up to.Back matter includes an index.
Best Insect Books You Must Read
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The Insect Crisis: The Fall of the Tiny Empires that Run the World
Author(s): Oliver Milman
ID: 3197284, Publisher: Atlantic Books, Year: 2022, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
Biophysics of Insect Flight
Author(s): N. Chari, Prasad Mukkavilli, Laxminarayana Parayitam
ID: 3203758, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2022, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf
Reproductive Strategies in Insects
Author(s): Omkar, Geetanjali Mishra
ID: 3209509, Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2022, Size: 32 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely hot items according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.