A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada
Identification, Natural History, and Distribution of the Cicindelidae
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Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada by David L. Pearson
Book DescriptionThis color illustrated field and natural history guide treats all 107 known tiger beetle species found in North America above the Mexican border. Tiger beetles are among the most widely found and popular families of insects worldwide. Enabling amateur naturalists and professionals to use two identification methods-comparison of colored pictures to live or mounted specimens, and use of illustrated dichotomous keys-full biological accounts emphasize points for identification, behaviors, and habitats. Distribution maps show where various species and subspecies can be found. The authors promote a new and exciting activity of insect watching as an alternative or supplement to collecting (the general feeling among "butterfliers" and dragonfly and damselfly enthusiasts). Communicating primarily through the un-refereed journal Cincindela, (Tiger Beetler) specialists themselves prefer the term, "cicindelophiles." They represent an ardent sublet of the growing number of serious amateur naturalists who invest in outdoor activities seeking and identifying birds, butterflies, dragonflies, flowering plants, and various other forms of life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195181562
(209mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David L. Pearson
Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada, Hardback (May 2015)» View all books by David L. Pearson
An updated handbook of the identification, distribution, natural history, and habitat details of tiger beetles in North America.
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