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Pacific Northwest Insects

Merrill A. Peterson

  • $34.95 paperback (9780914516187) Add to Cart
  • hardcover not available
  • Published: September 2018
  • Subject Listing: Natural History; Pacific Northwest
  • Bibliographic information: 528 pp., 1,725 color illus., 50 line drawings, 2 maps, 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: US rights only
  • Distributed for: Seattle Audubon Society
  • Contents

This field guide sets a new standard for insect identification, making it an indispensable resource to naturalists, educators, gardeners, and others. Engaging and accessible, Pacific Northwest Insects features detailed species accounts, each with a vivid photograph of a living adult, along with information for distinguishing similar species, allowing the reader to identify more than 3,000 species found from southern British Columbia to northern California, and as far east as Montana. The book features most of the commonly encountered insects, spiders, scorpions, millipedes, centipedes, and kin in the Pacific Northwest, as well as representatives of an amazing variety of unusual and interesting insects living in the area. After more than a decade of research, reviewing hundreds of thousands of museum specimens and scouring the technical entomological literature, Merrill Peterson has brought together for the first time in a single volume a wealth of information on the region's insect life.

Detailed identifying information on over 3,000 species
Complete description of 1,200 species
Organized by insect group for easy identification
Up-to-date taxonomy
1,725 color photos, 50 line drawings, and 2 maps
Merrill A. Peterson is professor and chair of biology at Western Washington University and adjunct professor of entomology at Washington State University.
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