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

Species Lachesilla yucateca


Wild plants and their associated insects in the Palearctic Region, primarily Europe and the Middle East
By Campobasso G., Colonnelli E., Knutson L., Terragitti G., Cristofaro M., eds.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, ARS–147, 1999

Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival
By Bernd Heinrich
Harper Perennial, 2009
Reprint edition of original 2002 hardcover edition which can be purchased via Amazon.com via private sellers here.

This is a fascinating book which deals with how animals prepare, adapt, and survive freezing temperatures. Although bird, mammal and amphibian species are also covered, there is plenty of information on arthropod winter survival strategies.

Keys to the insects of the Far East of the USSR, Vol. 2. Homoptera and Heteroptera
By Lehr, P. A., ed.
Leningrad, Nauka Publishing House, 1988

Insect Life and Insect Natural History
By S. W. Frost
Dover Publications, Inc., 1959

INSECTS OF THE SOUTHWEST: Arizona, New Mexico, So. California
By Douglas D. Copeland
Self published by author, 2009
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

A Field Guide to the Plants and Animals of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque
By Jean-Luc E. Cartron, David C. Lightfoot, Jane E. Mygatt, Sandra L. Brantley, and Timothy K. Lowrey
University of New Mexico Press, 2008
An excellent field guide to plants, invertebrates, herps, and mammals of the Bosque region of New Mexico. Available from UNM press (unmpress.unm.edu)

Bug Butts

Encyclopedia of Insects
By Vincent Resh & Ring Cardé
Academic Press, 2003
1266 pages