Species Platystethus degener
The Book of Swamp and Bog: Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers of the Eastern Freshwater WetlandsBy John Eastman, Amelia Hansen
Stackpole Books, 1995
A book on North American plant ecology for the amateur naturalist. Has extensive discussion of insect associates. Has some illustrations of galls, feeding damage, and the like. Second in a trilogy: The Books of... Forest and Thicket, Swamp and Bog, Field and Roadside. This one covers plants of eastern freshwater wetlands.
The Book of Forest and Thicket: Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers of Eastern North AmericaBy John Eastman, Amelia Hansen
Stackpole Books, 1992
A book on North American plant ecology for the amateur naturalist. Has extensive discussion of insect associates. Good illustrations of galls, feeding damage, and the like. First in a trilogy: The Books of... Forest and Thicket, Swamp and Bog, Field and Roadside. This one covers plants of the eastern deciduous and coniferous forests.
Guide to Aquatic Invertebrates of the Upper MidwestBy University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota, 2004
See this info page
. (Link updated 6/22/15.)
Some material available on line--try a web search.
Tiger Beetles of West VirginiaBy Thomas J. Allen and Robert E. Acciavatti
West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, 2002
At 31 pages, this may be the most slender book listed in Bug Guide. Still, it has a state checklist for West Virginia, some nice photos of the kinds of habitat liked by different Tiger Beetles, a two-page spread picturing small photos of all twenty West Virginia species, and a description of each species (with larger photo). Available by writing or emailing the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division.
Insects of the Texas Lost Pines (W.L. Moody, Jr., Natural History Series, No. 33)By Stephen W. Taber, Scott B. Fleenor
M University Press, 2003
Looks very thorough, with substantial life history information. Covers spiders, millipedes, etc., as well as insects.
has table of contents, and part of a chapter, on neuroptera, available as:
ISBN's, price: 1-58544-235-6 cloth $50.00, 1-58544-236-4 paper $24.95
A Natural History of the Sonoran DesertBy Steven J. Phillips and Patricia Wentworth Comus
University of California Press, 1999
A comprehensive natural history, it has several chapters on insects, emphasizing ecology. Has some illustrations and checklists.