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Garden Insects of North America free pdf "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-colour 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 in this book. 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, this book is organized by plant area affected (eg, 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 marvellous 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. This book is provided with: Full-colour 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- and, illustrates all life stages of key garden insects and commonly associated plant injuries. A comprehensive and user-friendly guide, featuring concise, clear, and scientifically accurate text.

About Whitney Cranshaw

Whitney Cranshaw is Professor and Extension Specialist at Colorado State University, responsible for developing pest management programs for insect pests of horticultural crops. He is the author of two popular books, "Pests of the West" and "Bagging Big Bugs".

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Author : Whitney Cranshaw
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Data Published : 08 March 2004
ISBN : 0691095612
EAN : 9780691095615
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 672 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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