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INSECTS OF THE SOUTHWEST: Arizona, New Mexico, So. California
By Douglas D. Copeland
Self published by author, 2009
Cite: 311426
This is a neat photo book. There is no written information, but rather 715 color photographs of dragonflies, beetles, and moths mostly from Southern Arizona. It is an excellent book to have if you are interested in Southwestern insects. Somewhat like having a miniature museum at your fingertips sans collection info.
Available from bioquip (bioquip.com) for $25

3rd Edition (2010) has more pix...
"2010, 130 pages, 1,055 color photos. This welcome book is a visual identification guide to 33 dragonflies, 593 beetles, 140 butterflies (with dorsal and ventral wing views), 220 moths, 18 Diptera, 21 Hemiptera, and 22 Orthoptera of the region."

Full BioQuip blurb...

There's also a beetle version:
Copeland, D.D. 2011. Beetles of Arizona: A Visual Guide with 230 Photos. Self published. 60 pp. (1)
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Lots of errors and out-dated nomenclatur
at least the beetle part is not very useful. Many specimens are not even identified to the genus.

 
still useful
I find it still useful even with occasional errors. There is no other readily available reference book for SW. Hopefully the one you are working on will be great, margarethe.

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