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» Leafcutter, Mason, and Resin Bees, and allies (Megachilidae)
» Leafcutter, Resin, Mortar, Sharptail, Mason, and Woolcarder bees and relatives (Megachilinae)
» Leafcutter, Resin, Mortar, and Sharptail bees (Megachilini)
» Cuckoo-leaf-cutter Bees (Coelioxys)
» Subgenus Cyrtocoelioxys (Coelioxys Subgenus Cyrtocoelioxys)
» Modest Cuckoo-leaf-cutter (Coelioxys modestus)
Species Coelioxys modestus - Modest Cuckoo-leaf-cutter
Bugs in the System: Insects and Their Impact on Human Affairs (Helix Books)By M. Berenbaum, May R. Berenbaum
Addison Wesley Publishing Company, 1996
Lots of information related insects and entomology, with a focus on the intereaction between bugs and people. Many chapters of the book are devoted to the various insect species, both good and bad, that have had particular significance in human history. It is written in a very readable style with a nice touch of humor. Over 350 pages.
Insects in KansasBy Glenn A. Salsbury and Stephan C. White
Kansas Dept. of Agriculture, 2000
Pub Number: S131 of Kansas Department Of Agriculture. Spiral-bound, 523 pages, 920 photos. Recommended by a couple of different insect-watchers out there. Valuable for its very large number of color photos. Reproductions are of good quality, though a little small in some cases. Good, but brief, life-history information. Coverage of different orders is extensive--many rather tiny and obscure insects are covered as well as large, showy species and those of economic importance.
Ordering information at: this page
(updated 2/4/2011). They don't take on-line orders (how quaint!), but do take orders by phone, e-mail, or snail mail:
Insects of North CarolinaBy C.S. Brimley
North Carolina Department of Agriculture, 1938
Essentially an annotated checklist of North Carolina insects. Since this state has such a variety of habitats, from the fir forests and mountain balds, to the sub-tropical coastal areas, this book is a useful resource for much of the eastern US. There are no illustrations, but some comments on life history, phenology, and regional occurence in that state. Supplements published later, are hard to find. The work is incredibly comprehensive, at over 500 pages and 10,000 species in the original edition. There was a fourth supplement covering hymenoptera in 1995, which should be available in libraries.
For Love of InsectsBy Thomas Eisner
Belknap Press, 2003
A former entomology prof of mine showed me his copy and I ordered it the next day!. Eisner is a a professor of Chemical Ecology at Cornell and has a wonderful knack for writing and photography as well! If you are interested in insect defenses, camouflage, etc. this book is for you! It is scientific but written with the layperson in mind. He has a great sense of humor, too.