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The Resource Garden insects of North America : the ultimate guide to backyard bugs, Whitney Cranshaw

Garden insects of North America : the ultimate guide to backyard bugs, Whitney Cranshaw

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Garden insects of North America : the ultimate guide to backyard bugs
Title
Garden insects of North America
Title remainder
the ultimate guide to backyard bugs
Statement of responsibility
Whitney Cranshaw
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
635/.0497
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SB605.N7
LC item number
C73 2004
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SB605.N7
NAL item number
C73 2004
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton field guides
Label
Garden insects of North America : the ultimate guide to backyard bugs, Whitney Cranshaw
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 637-638) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to garden insects and their relatives -- Management principles for some garden pests -- Leaf chewers -- Leafminers -- Flower, fruit, and seed feeders -- Sap suckers -- Gall makers -- Stem and twig damagers -- Trunk and branch borers -- Root, tuber, and bulb feeders -- Beneficial garden arthropods -- Appendix of host plant genera and associated insects and mites
Control code
2361741
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 656 pages
Isbn
9780691095615
Lccn
2003056330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 99807936274
  • 9780691095615
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52464751
  • (OCoLC)52464751
Label
Garden insects of North America : the ultimate guide to backyard bugs, Whitney Cranshaw
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 637-638) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to garden insects and their relatives -- Management principles for some garden pests -- Leaf chewers -- Leafminers -- Flower, fruit, and seed feeders -- Sap suckers -- Gall makers -- Stem and twig damagers -- Trunk and branch borers -- Root, tuber, and bulb feeders -- Beneficial garden arthropods -- Appendix of host plant genera and associated insects and mites
Control code
2361741
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 656 pages
Isbn
9780691095615
Lccn
2003056330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 99807936274
  • 9780691095615
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52464751
  • (OCoLC)52464751

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