Knowing that there are around 11, identified species of moth in North America, I was surprised to note that only 43 pages are devoted to moth identification. But a mere 4 pages on underwing moths were enough to establish that my mystery moth was not a member of the Noctuidae family. It is true that many members of the genus Catocala have telltale bright hindwings, but none of these drab brown, black, or gray moths look like our subject. The restricted number of pages devoted to moths turned from a potential liability to an actual asset when I quicky found a match, not just in family but in species.
My mystery moth appears to be a Virgin Tiger Moth Grammia virgo , one of the most attractive Arctiidae moths around. The bottom line is that this guide seems ideal for casual or modestly skilled insect oglers like myself. More than 2, digitally enhanced photographs representing every major group of insects found in North America north of Mexico make the book a treat to work with. Due to a lack of depth as well as an absence of features as basic as range maps, this guide cannot replace more comprehensive resource books, nor is it likely to please experienced invertebrate watchers.
The vast, teeming hordes of North American insect life cannot be understood all at once, but the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America offers an ideal place to begin. Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation , but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10, Birds in , Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.
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Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America
Sep 22, No Comments. The most difficult task for a guide like this is helping you find your way through 2, pictures of bugs. Species level identification of an insect often requires more information and a microscope. It is more up-to-date and comprehensive than other equivalent guides. It is also backpackable and ruggedly made. All-in-all a solid dependable guide to this vast kingdom of life. A cool tool can be any book, gadget, software, video, map, hardware, material, or website that is tried and true.
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