Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Subfamily Pachytroctinae


The Songs of Insects
By Lang Elliott, Wil Hershberger
Houghton Mifflin, 2007
A book/CD combination with excellent photos, brief species accounts, and recorded songs of 75 North American species--mostly orthoptera, but a few cicadas as well.

Plant-Pollinator Interactions
By Nickolas M. Waser and Jeff Ollerton (eds)
The University of Chicago Press, 2006
The editors and contributors of this volume cover important contemporary work in pollination biology, with historic glimpses back to early seminal work by Kölreuter, Sprengel, and others.

Veterinary Entomology: Arthropod Ecoparasites of Veterinary Importance
By Richard Wall and David Shearer
Springer, 1997
Paperback

Evolution of the Insects
By David Grimaldi and Michael S. Engel
Wonderfully and copiously illustrated, communicates the current thinking on the evolution and systematics of these complex beings. Because I feel too small to review such a great book, but obviously think it should be prominent on our book list, I quote from Thomas Eisner's statement on the back cover: "A landmark contribution, not just to entomology and evolutionary biology, but to the life sciences as a whole...A must for naturalists, young and old. Truly a definitive work."

A monograph of the Emesinae (Reduviidae, Hemiptera)
By Pedro W. Wygodzinsky
New York : [American Museum of Natural History], 1966
This monograph is a must have for information and identification of the Emesinae. Find it on the shelf or download the large PDF copy!

Insects of the Pacific Northwest
By Peter Haggard, Judy Haggard
Timber Press, 2006

Les Insectes du Québec--Guide d' Identification
By Yves Dubuc
Éditions Broquet, 2005
In French. Described on http://www.lesinsectesduquebec.com/ as having over 2000 color photos of 1530 species of insects. (That site also has extensive resources on-line.)
Careful, there may be a popular and a "scientific" version of this work--I can't be quite sure of the ISBN. See for instance, the
amazon Canada
listing, which shows a different cover than the work above.

(Contributed by Simon Carmichael.)

Medical and Veterinary Entomology
By Gary Mullen, Lance Durden
Academic Press, 2002
Great standard reference to the whole realm of Medical and Veterinary Entomology.