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A FIELD GUIDE TO THE TIGER BEETLES OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada: Identification, Natural History, and Distribution of the Cicindelidae David L. Pearson, C. Barry Knisley, and Charles J. Kazilek. "This is the only field guide that treats all of the North American species of this popular and scientifically important group of insects. It offers: full biological accounts and complete color illustrations for all North American tiger beetle species and subspecies; two identification systems--full body color illustrations to be compared with live or mounted specimens, and a key with simple line drawings of pertinent morphological features; 107 distribution maps of species and subspecies; a list of common names for tiger beetles ...; [and] an authoritative account of all species that are listed by State or Federal guidelines as Endangered or Threatened, and their conservation status". Soft cover, 5-1/2" x 8-1/4", 227 pp. ISBN 0-19-518156-5, 2006.
Price: $49.95
A FIELD GUIDE TO TICKS
A field guide to ticks; Prevention and treatment of lyme desease and other aliments caused by ticks, scorpions, spiders and mites.
Price: $14.95


A GUIDE TO COMMON FRESHWATER INVERTEBRATES OF NORTH AMERICA

Popular interest in the observation and study of freshwater invertebrates is increasing. A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America meets the needs of this growing audience of teachers, amateur naturalists, environmentalists, anglers, and others interested in aquatic biology by providing substantive information in non-technical language for about 100 of the most common groups of invertebrates found in the inland waters of North America.

Section I of the book provides background on the biology and ecology of freshwater environments and explains why and how this group of organisms can be studied, simply and without complex equipment, in the field and the laboratory.

Section II describes nearly 100 of the most common groups of invertebrates, usually at the taxonomic level of order or family. For each group, a whole-body color illustration is provided along with brief text pointing out the most important features to use to identify members of the group.

Section III contains expanded descriptions of the life histories, behavior, and ecology of the various invertebrate groups, and identifies their important ecological contributions and relationships to humans.

This guide has several strengths: it is broad in scope, geographically and taxonomically; it is written at a substantive yet easily accessible level that will appeal to both general readers and those with more advanced interest in the subject; and it contains numerous high-quality illustrations, including more than 100 specially commissioned color plates by the well-known scientific illustrator Amy Bartlett Wright, which will greatly facilitate the easy and rapid identification of specimens.

Price: $36.95
CATERPILLARS
Here is the first and only guide to a subject of great interest to gardeners, small children, and lepidopterists: caterpillars, the immature form of butterflies and moths. This guide describes 120 common species of these fuzzy creatures. All the caterpillars, their adult forms and many of their host plants are illustrated.
Price: $8.95


CATERPILLARS OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA
This lavishly illustrated guide will enable you to identify the caterpillars of nearly 700 butterflies and moths found east of the Mississippi. The more than 1,200 color photographs and two dozen line drawings include numerous exceptionally striking images. The giant silk moths, tiger moths, and many other species covered include forest pests, common garden guests, economically important species, and of course, the Mescal Worm and Mexican Jumping Bean caterpillars. Full-page species accounts cover almost 400 species, with up to six images per species including an image of the adult plus succinct text with information on distribution, seasonal activity, foodplants, and life history. These accounts are generously complemented with additional images of earlier instars, closely related species, noteworthy behaviors, and other intriguing aspects of caterpillar biology.
Price: $36.95
COMMENT ÉLEVER DES PAPILLONS MONARQUES CHEZ SOI
Vous aimeriez élever des papillons monarques ? Voici le livre qu’il vous faut. Vous y apprendrez, entre autres, où trouver les œufs de monarque, de quoi se nourrit la chenille et comment prévoir le moment de sa transformation en chrysalide. Grace à ce livre abondamment illustré, vous saurez d’avance quand un papillon naîtra, comment en prendre soin et quand le libérer. Un livre parfait pour introduire les sciences de la nature à la maison comme à l’école.
 
 
GrégoireDeBlois et Julie Boudreault, Comment élever des papillons monarques chez soi, Éditions Documentaires Jeunesse, Québec, 2013, 41 p.
 
Couverture souple, nombreuses photos et illustrations, La quatrième de couverture a été signée par Georges Brossard, fondateur de l'Insectarium de Montréal et animateur de l'émission Insectia.
 

Price: $19.95


DAMSELFLIES OF THE NORTHEAST
Covers all 69 species of damselflies from the northeastern USA (Virginia northward) and eastern Canada. It should be useful for all of the eastern USA. Each species account is a full page and includes: life history, range map, flight dates, identification tips, detailed illustrations of both sexes, and smaller diagrams showing anatomic details. There is an introduction to damseflies with detailed diagrams explaining anatomic terms, and there are two pages of references.
Price: $21.95
DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFILES OF THE EAST

This is the first fully illustrated guide to all 336 dragonfly and damselfly species of eastern North America--from the rivers of Manitoba to the Florida cypress swamps--and the companion volume to Dennis Paulson's acclaimed field guide to the dragonflies and damselflies of the West. Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East features hundreds of color photos that depict all the species found in the region, detailed line drawings to aid in-hand identification, and a color distribution map for every species--and the book's compact size and user-friendly design make it the only guide you need in the field. Species accounts describe key identification features, distribution, flight season, similar species, habitat, and natural history. Paulson's authoritative introduction offers a primer on dragonfly biology and identification, and also includes tips on how to study and photograph these stunningly beautiful insects.

 

    • Illustrates all 336 eastern species
    • Features hundreds of full-color photos
    • Includes detailed species accounts, line drawings to aid identification, and a color distribution map for every species
  • Offers helpful tips for the dragonfly enthusiast
Price: $29.97


FIELD GUIDE TO BUTTERFLIES OF NORTH AMERICA
The most user-friendly butterfly guide ever published, still handy and compact, now updated with the very latest information - Follows the latest classification, recognizing more than forty additional species - Includes four new color plates of Mexican-border rarities - More than 2,300 images of butterflies in natural poses - Pictorial table of contents - Convenient one-page index - Range maps on text pages
Price: $24.95
FIELD GUIDE TO INSECTS AND SPIDERS OF NORTH AMERICA
National Wildlife Federation’s new all-photographic field guide to North American insects, spiders, and related species, is the most up-to-date of its kind, and lets both amateur and expert naturalists identify more than 940 species quickly and accurately. More than 2,000 close-up color photographs by leading nature photographers reveal the field marks that distinguish each creature, and the clear and concise text that accompanies each image describes the range, habitat, life cycle, and behavior. Budding entomologists will be inspired to explore further with the detailed information on starting a collection, planting an arthropod garden, keeping insects and spiders in captivity, and learning the techniques of macro photography. The unique waterproof cover makes it ideal for use outdoors.
Price: $24.95


FIELD GUIDE TO INSECTS OF NORTH AMERICA
Kenn Kaufman & Eric Eaton paper 392 pages, 4 3/4 x 7 3/4 full-color enhanced photographs, maps February 2007 “The first truly thorough treatment of the North American insects in field guide form.” —John Acorn, entomologist, author, and broadcaster Many insects are difficult even for the experts to identify. In the new Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, readers will find a wealth of information on the amazing observable behaviors of insects and their fascinating life histories. Naturalists Kenn Kaufman and Eric Eaton use a broad ecological approach rather than overly technical terms, making the book accessible and understandable for everyone. The lively and engaging text emphasizes the insects that are most likely to catch our attention but includes information on all groups that can be recognized. The guide is lavishly illustrated, with more than 2,000 digitally enhanced photographs representing every major group of insects found in North America north of Mexico. Comprehensive yet compact, authoritative yet easy to understand, this is the perfect guide for anyone who wants to know more about the fascinating and diverse insects of North America.
Price: $29.95
FIELD GUIDE TO THE NORTHEASTERN LONGHORNED BEETLES
The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, are one of the larger insect families, with some 20,000 described species (and thousands more undescribed) worldwide, from all continents except Antarctica. The large size and variety of coloration and sculpture of longhorned beetles make them a relatively easy group of insects to identify, especially considering the number of species (some 1,100 species estimated in North America excluding Mexico); this guide attempts to exploit this. This guide includes over 600 color images, covering 342 of the 344 species and subspecies of longhorned beetles that have been definitively recorded in northeastern North America, along with diagnostic features to enable recognition of all these species, as well as data on distribution, phenology, and larval feeding habits.
Price: $29.95


GUIDE DES MOUCHES ET DES MOUSTIQUES
Ce guide permet l'identification des diptères, insectes munis pour la plupart d'une seule paire d'ailes. Il permet de reconnaître 174 familles de mouches et de moustiques d'Europe. Les specimens retrouvés en Europe sont très souvent apparentées à nos espèces (Amérique du Nord).

16.8 X 11.4 cm
352 pages

Price: $55.95
GUIDE ECLAIR INSECTES DU QUEBEC
Des dizaines et des dizaines d’espèces que l’on trouve au Québec sont illustrées et expliquées brièvement dans ces petits guides que l’on glisse dans la poche ou dans un sac.
De consultation facile, simple et pratique, chaque Guides éclairs Broquet se plie et se range donc facilement comme une carte routière ou de randonnée.
De plus, le papier utilisé et traité en conséquence résiste à l’eau et aux mauvais traitements. On peut donc les consulter longuement et judicieusement.
Les sujets sont décrits de façon succincte, avec l’essentiel et chaque espèce est magnifiquement illustrée.
La référence facile à trouver, avec vous, en balade, à vélo, en montagne ou en forêt.

Auteur : Yves Dubuc
Prix : 9.95 $
ISBN : 978-2-89000-894-6
Format : 11,5 X 22 cm (fermé), 69 X 44 cm (ouvert)
Illustrations Couleurs

Price: $9.95


GUIDE ECLAIR PAPILLONS DU QUÉBEC
Des dizaines et des dizaines d’espèces que l’on trouve au Québec sont illus­trées et expliquées brièvement dans ces petits guides que l’on glisse dans la poche ou dans un sac. De consultation facile, simple et pratique, chaque Guides éclairs Broquet se plie et se range donc facilement comme une carte routière ou de randonnée. De plus, le papier utilisé et traité en conséquence résiste à l’eau et aux mau­vais traitements. On peut donc les consulter lon­gue­ment et judicieusement. La référence facile à trouver, avec vous, en balade, en montagne ou en forêt. Les sujets sont décrits de façon succincte, avec l’essentiel et chaque espèce est magnifiquement illustrée.
Price: $9.95
INSECTES COMESTIBLES
Les insectes ont mauvaise réputation : ils piquent, ils mordent, 
ils grouillent… L’idée de les consommer répugne et celle 
de s’en servir comme médicament… on n’y pense même pas ! 
Et pourtant, ils sont utilisés depuis bien longtemps dans les pays d’Afrique et d’Amérique centrale, et peuvent nous être grandement bénéfiques, aussi bien d’un point de vue nutritif que culinaire. 
Alors mettez de côté vos préjugés, et laissez-vous guider par ce livre pour mieux les connaître, les reconnaître, les goûter et même les aimer.
Des abeilles aux libellules, des criquets aux scorpions, des pucerons 
aux sauterelles, vous serez étonnés par leurs histoires passionnantes, 
et vous apprendrez même à devenir un chasseur « tuteur » de grillons !
Une belle reproduction et un livret de recettes accompagnent 
cet ouvrage. À vous les spaghettis aux grillons et les quiches 
aux asticots ! Allez, un p’tit ver pour la route !!!!
Price: $34.95


INSECTS
Detailed descriptions of insect orders, families, and many individual species are illustrated with 1,300 drawings and 142 superb color paintings. Illustrations - which use the unique Peterson Identification System to distinguish one insect from another - include size lines to show the actual length of each insect. A helpful glossary explains the technical terms of insect anatomy.
Price: $28.95
LE MONDE FASCINANT DES INSECTES

Price: $34.95


LES INSECTES DE NOSN JARDINS

Price: $22.95
LES INSECTES DU QUEBEC

Price: $29.95


LES PAPILLONS DU QUÉBEC
Enfin un guide exhaustif des espèces diurnes et nocturnes observées au Québec de façon permanente ou occasionnelle.

Vous y trouverez 1521 espèces présentées selon la nomenclature la plus récente avec, pour chacune,
• l’aire de distribution
• l’indication de l’habitat
• la mention des plantes nourricières
• la description d’espèces semblables
• et plus encore…
sans compter 2443 spécimens illustrés, des photos des principaux habitats du Québec et une galerie de photos de papillons dans leur milieu naturel.
Price: $29.95
MOTHS AND CATERPILLARS OF THE NORTH WOODS
-Over 300 species of moths found in the north
-caterpillars showm too
-sun icon highlights the day-flying species
-700-plus color photos of our surprisingly colorful moths

276 pages
4 1/2'' X 8 1/4''

Price: $24.95


MOTHS OF NORTHEASTERN NORTH AMERICA (PETERSON FIELD GUIDE)
The guide covers northeastern North America, the area roughly from New Brunswick south to Virginia and west to Minnesota and Missouri. Nearly 1500 species, illustrated by close to 2000 photographs, are included. About 950 macromoths species and 550 of the smaller micromoths are treated in the guide; the latter group are only skimmed over in Dr. Covell’s book (more on this below). Most macromoth species include range maps rather than range descriptions, flight periods are represented visually for quick reference, and of course, the plates will utilize the Peterson identification system of arrows to highlight key features for confirming the ID of a species.
Price: $29.95
OWLET CATERPILLARS OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA
More than 800 species of eastern owlets
* More than 2,100 color photographs illustrating many species for the first time
* First North American insect guide to offer hundreds of images of live moths in their natural resting postures
* Extensive information on owlet biology, natural enemies, classification, and finding and rearing owlet caterpillars
* Includes foodplant records for each species and foodplant index
Price: $39.95


PAPILLONS ET CHENILLES DU QUÉBEC ET DES MARITIMES

Le premier guide complet et facile à consulter avec chenilles et cartes de répartition

Les papillons vous fascinent? Découvrez toutes les espèces diurnes de nos régions dans le premier ouvrage sur le marché à vous offrir non seulement des centaines de photos de grande qualité de tous les papillons, mais aussi des illustrations saisissantes de nos chenilles. En plus de textes éclairants sur la biologie et l'écologie de ces captivants insectes, le guide présente des fiches complètes d'identification par espèce (description, espèces semblables, périodes de vol, habitat, plantes hôtes, abondance, etc.). Tout pour combler le débutant comme l'observateur chevronné.

Rédacteur en chef du magazine Nature sauvage, Michel Leboeuf est l'auteur de plusieurs ouvrages et articles de vulgarisation en sciences naturelles. Son travail journalistique a été primé par la Société d'entomologie du Québec et le Service canadien des forêts. Il est, en outre, lauréat du prix Hubert-Reeves pour le meilleur ouvrage de vulgarisation scientifique en français au Canada.

Conservateur et responsable des collections de l'insectarium de Montréal, Stéphane Le Tirant est aussi l'un des instigateurs de l'événement annuel Papillons en liberté au Jardin botanique de Montréal. Consultant pour la création de nombreuses volières un peu partout dans le monde ainsi que pour la série Insectia, il a entre autres à son actif plusieurs publications scientifiques et des expéditions entomologiques aux quatre coins de la planète.

Price: $29.95
SPIDERS AND THEIR KIN
This introduction to the diverse yet little known world of spiders is packed with concise, accurate information. With full-color pictures and readable text, this guide identifies representative species and describes:

• Their characteristics and habits

• Growth, courtship and enemies

• Where they are found

Includes information on poisonous species and how to collect, preserve, and raise spiders.
Price: $9.95


SPIDERS OF THE NORTH WOODS
Spiders of the North Woods introduces you to over 60 fascinating northern spiders. Spider guides are few and far between. Larry’s easy-to-follow format makes field identification simple and fun. Learn how: The Fisher Spider (whose legspan can be as wide as a human hand) dives down to catch aquatic critters! The Spitting Spider spits venom and sticky threads to capture prey. Find out why northerners need not fear the Black Widow. 172 pages | 4-1/2" x 8-1/4" softcover | 150 color photos
Price: $22.95
THE SONGS OF INSECTS
The Songs of Insects is a celebration of the chirps, trills, and scrapes of seventy-seven common species of crickets, katydids, locusts, and cicadas native to eastern and central North America. The photographs in this book will surprise and delight all who behold them. Many of the insects' colors are brilliant and jewellike, and they are displayed beautifully here. This book and accompanying CD provide a unique doorway to enjoyment of the insect concerts and solos that dominate our natural soundscape during the summer and autumn. The text includes information on the natural history of insects, identification tips, and an appreciation of insect song. A seventy-minute audio CD features high-quality recordings of the songs of all species, track-keyed to the information presented in the text.
Price: $19.95


TRACKS AND SIGN OF INSECTS

Price: $39.95