Beetles of Eastern North America is a landmark book—the most comprehensive full-color guide to the remarkably diverse and beautiful beetles of the United States and Canada east of the Mississippi River. It is the first color-illustrated guide to cover 1,406 species in all 115 families that occur in the region—and the first new in-depth guide to the region in more than forty years. Lavishly illustrated with over 1,500 stunning color images by some of the best insect photographers in North America, the book features an engaging and authoritative text by noted beetle expert Arthur Evans.
Extensive introductory sections provide essential information on beetle anatomy, reproduction, development, natural history, behavior, and conservation. Also included are tips on where and when to find beetles; how to photograph, collect, and rear beetles; and how to contribute to research. Each family and species account presents concise and easy-to-understand information on identification, natural history, collecting, and geographic range. Organized by family, the book also includes an illustrated key to the most common beetle families, with 31 drawings that aid identification, and features current information on distribution, biology, and taxonomy not found in other guides.
• Provides the only comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible full-color treatment of the region’s beetles
• Covers 1,406 species in all 115 families east of the Mississippi River
• Features more than 1,500 stunning color images from top photographers
• Presents concise information on identification, natural history, collecting, and geographic range for each species and family
• Includes an illustrated key to the most common beetle families
An unmatched guide to the rich variety of eastern North American beetles, this is an essential book for amateur naturalists, nature photographers, insect enthusiasts, students, and professional entomologists and other biologists.
“This outstanding book will serve beginning beetle enthusiasts and serious natural historians for years to come. No other book comes close in terms of comprehensiveness. Evans is an expert on beetles and entomology, and this guide reflects his extensive knowledge and experience.”—Christopher Carlton, director of the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum
About the author:
Arthur V. Evans is an entomologist, author, lecturer, photographer, and broadcaster. He has written and cowritten many books, including An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles, Field Guide to Beetles of California, and the National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America.