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Title:
A field guide to the beetles of North America : text and illustrations
ISBN:
9780395318089

9780395339534

9780395910894
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1983.
Physical Description:
xii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contents:
How to use this book -- Collecting beetles -- Preparing and identifying beetles -- The structure of beetles -- The growth and development of beetles -- Classifying and naming beetles -- Beetles: Order Coleoptera. Introduction to beetles ; Insects similar to beetles ; Synopses of beetle families ; Classification of beetles (Suborder Archostemata ; Suborder Adephaga ; Suborder Myxophaga ; Suborder Polyphaga).
Abstract:
Detailed descriptions of 111 families of North American beetles, especially those that are economically important, over 600 drawings and 65 superb color paintings portray representative species, Perterson identification system pinpoints key recognition features, pictorial key on endpapers helps you quickly find the family to which a beetle belongs.
Other Format:
Online version: White, Richard E. Field guide to the beetles of North America. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1983 (OCoLC)671593869

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Over 600 drawings and 65 color paintings portray representative species of the 111 families of North American beetles.Includes information on collecting and preserving beetles.


Author Notes

Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.


Summary:
Detailed descriptions of 111 families of North American beetles, especially those that are economically important, over 600 drawings and 65 superb color paintings portray representative species, Perterson identification system pinpoints key recognition features, pictorial key on endpapers helps you quickly find the family to which a beetle belongs.