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

Species Acmaeodera bowditchi

Entomology and pest management. Third Edition
By L.P. Pedigo
Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 691 pp., 1999

Hive Management
By Richard E. Bonney
Storey Publishing, LLC, 1990
An easy-to read guide filled with important information on bee keeping and bee behavior

Honeybee Democracy
By Thomas D. Seeley
Princeton University Press, 2010
Anything you want to know about swarming behavior in bees -- this is the book!

Color Guide to Common Dragonflies of Wisconsin
By Karl and Dorothy Legler and Dave Westover
Karl Legler, 1998
A compact paperback book filled with color photos and incredibly interesting facts about dragonflies and damselflies. Includes a range map, IDs sex, shows months when present, their conservation status, and various drawings that help with making identifications. is sold out but the front of the book as this info for "obtaining additional copies." Karl Legler, 429 Franklin St., Sauk City, WI 53583 Phone: 608-643-4926

Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
By Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds
BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp., 2010
Full text -- click 'PDF' to download individual chapters

Terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates of British Columbia: Priorities for inventory and descriptive research
By G.G.E. Scudder
Res. Br., BC Min. For., and Wildl. Br., BC Min. Environ., Lands and Parks. Victoria, BC. Work. Pap. 09/1996. vi+206 pp., 1996

The Grasshoppers of California (Orthoptera: Acridoidea); Bulletin of the California Insect Survey, volume 10
By H.F. Strohecker, Woodrow W. Middlekauff, David C. Rentz
University of California Press, 1968
Identification keys, maps, and descriptions of all of the Acridioid Grasshoppers known from California at the time. Black and White drawings illustrate diagnostic traits. Only a little out of date, and the definitive treatment for the state of California.
Can be read at the Essig Museum of Entomology at Berkeley web site here.

Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing North America's Great Forests
By Andrew Nikiforuk
Greystone Books, D&M Publishers Inc., 2011