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Reviews of National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects & Spiders

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Author (1): Lorus Milne
Author (2): Margery Milne

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: October 1980
Published by: Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN Number: 0394507630



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Negative ghanima On Nov 13, 2008, ghanima wrote:

Sure, lots of fun pictures, but it isn't a truly "North American" field guide. A large number of insects are more for the Mid-West and Eastern U.S. If you are in the West, this book is thoroughly unhelpful. Also, there are many insects placed into categories, which to me, do not make sense i.e. things that LOOK like wasps are in the wasp section even if they are truly flies, butterflies, etc. For a field guide on insects, I prefer the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America.

Positive melody On Nov 7, 2008, melody wrote:

Great color plates and informative text. This is a good book for novices and more advanced students alike.

The insects are arranged in categories of similar types. Bees, flies and wasps are together, grasshoppers, katydids and crickets are together as are the butterflies and moths.

I prefer photographs to drawings, so find this book quite helpful.

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