Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs

Garden Insects of North America The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs Garden Insects of North America is the most comprehensive and user friendly guide to the common insects and mites affecting yard and garden plants in North America In a manner no previous book has com

  • Title: Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs
  • Author: Whitney Cranshaw
  • ISBN: 9780691095608
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Garden Insects of North America is the most comprehensive and user friendly guide to the common insects and mites affecting yard and garden plants in North America In a manner no previous book has come close to achieving, through full color photos and concise, clear, scientifically accurate text, it describes the vast majority of species associated with shade trees and Garden Insects of North America is the most comprehensive and user friendly guide to the common insects and mites affecting yard and garden plants in North America In a manner no previous book has come close to achieving, through full color photos and concise, clear, scientifically accurate text, it describes the vast majority of species associated with shade trees and shrubs, turfgrass, flowers and ornamental plants, vegetables, and fruits 1,420 of them, including crickets, katydids, fruit flies, mealybugs, moths, maggots, borers, aphids, ants, bees, and many, many For particularly abundant bugs adept at damaging garden plants, management tips are also included Covering all of the continental United States and Canada, this is the definitive one volume resource for amateur gardeners, insect lovers, and professional entomologists alike.To ease identification, the book is organized by plant area affected e.g foliage, flowers, stems and within that, by taxa Close to a third of the species are primarily leaf chewers, with about the same number of sap suckers Multiple photos of various life stages and typical plant symptoms are included for key species The text, on the facing page, provides basic information on host plants, characteristic damage caused to plants, distribution, life history, habits, and, where necessary, how to keep pests in check in short, the essentials to better understanding, appreciating, and tolerating these creatures.Whether managing, studying, or simply observing insects, identification is the first step and this book is the key With it in hand, the marvelous microcosm right outside the house finally comes fully into view Describes than 1,400 species twice as many as in any other field guideFull color photos for most species than five times the number in most comparable guidesUp to date pest management tipsOrganized by plant area affected and by taxa for easy identificationCovers the continental United States and CanadaProvides species level treatment of all insects and mites important to gardensIllustrates all life stages of key garden insects and commonly associated plant injuriesConcise, clear, scientifically accurate textComprehensive and user friendly

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    One thought on “Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs

    1. Liz

      This is the top insect reference book for gardeners in North America, and for good reason. There are a number of insects that I literally could not accurately identify until after I'd gotten a copy of this book.

    2. Pam

      Do you have insects eating your vegetable or flower garden? This book will tell you what the critter is and how to control them. Great reference guide which allows you to specify the plant being eaten and then refers you to the most likely culprits. The individual pages on specific insects have wonderful photos. On the negative side this book addresses insects only as destructive creatures in our garden not as interesting creatures which may have positive attributes to our environment.

    3. Matthew

      First of all, this book is MASSIVE. It is a great reference, with very accessible articles (and great full color photos) about the garden insects. Highly recommend this for gardeners or anyone who is just interested in learning more about insects.

    4. Pat Muccigrosso

      I'm an organic gardener and author of Grow So Easy; Organic Gardening for the Rest of Us. I LOVE this book. It kept me from killing a lot of beneficials and unleashed the power of rocks, fingers and grandchildren on bugs that definitely needed to die. Recommend it wholeheartedly - photographs are amazing and make identification a whole lot easier.

    5. Steve H

      Comprehensive guide to insects/bugs that affect plants. Good photographs and pretty good descriptions. Could use a bit more physical description, such as size. Not a field guide and no key, though. Arranged by the type of damage the bugs do (chewing, sucking, boring, etc.)

    6. Meghan

      This seems to be the insects book to own. Great photos, good info, and relatively easy to use. A bit scientific looking for the casual gardener.

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