American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico, Second Edition
Offering a complete accounting of the insects of North America, this handbook is an up-dated edition of the first handbook ever compiled in the history of American entomology.
By using American Insects, A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico, Second Edition, readers can quickly determine the taxonomic position of any species, genus, or higher taxon of insect known to occur in America and Canada. Every order, family, and genus is conveniently numbered and indexed, making this volume the only complete single source for all of the names of orders, families, and genera currently available.
This book fills the need for an accurate way to identify, with the several hundred drawings and photos, the common insects of all orders. Now there is a tool available to those working without a major collection and library; and those who would like to have a general knowledge of insect life without becoming overwhelmed by the vast number of minute insect species.
This usable guide provides sizes, shapes, color patterns and salient features of some species of each major family by pointing out those groups most likely to be encountered, including all North America pests.
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Insect Classification and Systematics
Insect Ecology Behavior and Distribution
The Orders of Insects
The Insect Fauna of America North of Mexico
Collembola Springtails and Allies
Zoraptera Angel Insects
Psocoptera Barklice and Booklice
Mallophaga Biting Lice
Anoplura Sucking Lice
Hemiptera True Bugs
Homoptera Cicadas Hoppers Whiteflies Aphids and Scale Insects
Zygentomaa Silverfish and Allies
Odonata Dragonflies and Damselflies
Orthoptera Grasshoppers Katydids and Crickets
Grylloblatodea Rock Crawlers
Dictyoptera Mantids and Cockroaches
Neuroptera Dobsonflies Lacewings Antlions and Allies
Coleoptera Beetles and Weevils
Hymenoptera Wasps Ants and Bees
Lepidoptera Moths Skippers and Butterflies 631
Mecoptera Scorpionflies and Allies
Diptera Flies and Keds
9 spp abdomen abdominal segment absent antennae apex Aphid apical Arctiidae Ashmead basal Beetle Beetle Family body Borer brownish Casey 1 sp cell claws Cockerell common coxae cross veins distal dorsal eggs elongate elytra Erichson Fabricius female Fly Family Foerster forewing Four species front wings genera genus Grote Guenee hairlike setae head Hiibner hind wings Hubner including the following insects labial palpi labium Larvae Larvae feed Latreille LeConte 1 sp legs length Lepidoptera Linnaeus lobe male mandibles margin maxillary palpi McDunnough Moth Moth Family mouthparts Nearctic nests Noctuidae ocelli ovipositor Pacific n.w. pale parasites pest plants proboscis pronotum reddish scale insects scales Scudder setae slender specimens spines spots Stal Subfamily subgenera subgenus Suborder Superfamily tarsi tarsomeres thorax Three species tibiae Tribe U.S. and Canada usually Van Duzee ventral Walker Wingspan yellow