This amazing field guide enables you to identify all 783 families of insects currently recognized in the United States and Canada. Richly illustrated with more than 3,700 stunning photos along with keys to families for many of the orders, Insects of North America features a comprehensive introduction that discusses classification and nomenclature, insect diversity, global threats, the latest collecting and curatorial techniques, and the many ways these remarkable organisms impact society. Combined with the in-depth taxonomic coverage, this is the essential resource for both professionals and amateurs interested in the most diverse group of animals on the planet.
John C. Abbott is chief curator and director of research and collections for the University of Alabama Museums. Kendra Abbott is research and outreach coordinator at the Alabama Museum of Natural History. They are the authors of Common Insects of Texas and Surrounding States.
"A remarkable achievement."
– David M. Gascoigne, Travels With Birds