Garden Insects Of North America The Ultimate Guide To Backyard Bugs Princeton Field Guides

Author: Whitney Cranshaw
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691095612
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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 more. 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 more than 1,400 species--twice as many as in any other field guide

  • Full-color photos for most species--more than five times the number in most comparable guides

  • Up-to-date pest management tips

  • Organized by plant area affected and by taxa for easy identification

  • Covers the continental United States and Canada

  • Provides species level treatment of all insects and mites important to gardens

  • Illustrates all life stages of key garden insects and commonly associated plant injuries

  • Concise, clear, scientifically accurate text

  • Comprehensive and user-friendly


Garden Insects Of North America

Author: Whitney Cranshaw
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400866782
Size: 54.48 MB
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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.

Bugs Rule

Author: Whitney Cranshaw
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140084892X
Size: 38.39 MB
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Bugs Rule! provides a lively introduction to the biology and natural history of insects and their noninsect cousins, such as spiders, scorpions, and centipedes.

Weeds Of North America

Author: Richard Dickinson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022607658X
Size: 34.59 MB
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Encyclopedic in scope, the book is the first to cover North American weeds at every stage of growth. The book is organized by plant family, and more than five hundred species are featured.

Attracting Beneficial Bugs To Your Garden

Author: Jessica Walliser
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604695749
Size: 45.28 MB
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Organic gardening expert Jessica Walliser provides an accessible guide to selecting, placing, and caring for plants that will invite beneficial insects into your garden to do the dirty work of pest control for you.

Weeds Of The Northeast

Author: Richard Hart Uva
Publisher: Comstock Pub Assoc
ISBN: 9780801483349
Size: 35.70 MB
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The first comprehensive weed identification manual available for the Northeast, this book will facilitate appropriate weed management strategy in any horticultural or agronomic cropping system and will also serve home gardeners and ...

Natural Enemies

Author: Ann E. Hajek
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521653855
Size: 40.99 MB
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Introductory text covering biological control of arthropods, vertebrates, weeds and plant pathogens by natural enemies.

Rodale S Vegetable Garden Problem Solver

Author: Fern Marshall Bradley
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781605296180
Size: 52.87 MB
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Combining a troubleshooting approach with encyclopedic coverage and drawing on the most up-to-date research on biological and non- or low-toxic controls, Rodale's Vegetable Garden Problem Solver by Fern Bradley features: more than 60 ...

Pests And Diseases

Author: Pippa Greenwood
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN:
Size: 42.29 MB
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Offers hundreds of photographs to help identify common garden pests and diseases, and gives detailed advice on treatment, control, and prevention.

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unusual insect in our own garden that we couldn't find in several other field
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