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

Species Fenusa dohrnii - European Alder Leafminer

The Book of Forest and Thicket: Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers of Eastern North America
By 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 Midwest
By 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 Virginia
By 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.
Web site has table of contents, and part of a chapter, on neuroptera, available as:
PDF file.

ISBN's, price: 1-58544-235-6 cloth $50.00, 1-58544-236-4 paper $24.95

Insects That Feed on Trees and Shrubs
By Warren T. Johnson, Howard H. Lyon
Cornell University Press, 1991
Second Edition Revised. 574 pages, 247 color plates.
Many photos of larval stages of insects.

A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America
By J. Reese Voshell Jr.
McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company, 2002

A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert
By 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.

The Variety of Life: A Survey and a Celebration of All the Creatures That Have Ever Lived
By Colin Tudge
Oxford University Press, 2000