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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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The World Beneath our Feet: A Guide to Life in the Soil
By James B. Nardi
Oxford University Press, 2003
An excellent overview of soil critters, how they interact with each other, and how they interact to keep our soil healthy and hence our plants.

How Life Increases Biodiversity
By David Seaborg
CRC Press, 2022
An excellent book for understanding species interactions and their direct and indirect effects on the ecosystem and other species.

A handbook of global freshwater invasive species
By Francis R.A., ed.
Routledge, London. 456 pp., 2017

Insect Behavior
By Robert W. Matthews and Janice R. Matthews
Robert E. Krieger Publishing Co, 1988
The perfect introductory book. It has tons of references highlighted in the text for additional reading on a multitude of topics. Most of these references are books that have compiled info on specific topics.

Introduction to Ecological Biochemistry
By J.B. Harborne
Academic Press Limited, 1993
Detailed info about biochemical interactions between plants and insects and plants and mammals.

Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity
By Howell V. Daly, John T. Doyen, Alexander H. Purcell III
Oxford University Press, 1998
A very good textbook for initial research and learning about insects. It lays a nice foundation.

Farming with Soil Life
By Jennifer Hopwood, Stephanie Frischie, Emily May, and Eric Lee-Mader
SARE, 2021
This book can be downloaded or purchased. It offers family overviews of inverts living in our soil and how they benefit our soil.

Insects and the Plant Surface
By Barrie Juniper and Sir Richard Southwood
Edward Arnold Ltd, 1986
Understanding how the surface of a plant affects an insects explains some insect behavior. The surface is a protective mechanism for the plant in various ways. As related to insects, it repels, attracts, and protects. It explains why some insects prefer undersides of leaves for ovipositing or why large leaves are more preferred; these are examples of the myriad of variables.

 
 
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