Garden Bugs & Insects of the Southwest: Identify Pollinators, Pests, and Other Garden Visitors (Adventure Quick Guides) (Spiral)
Get this tabbed booklet to garden insects and bugs, and learn how to identify and attract (or repel ) them.
Brightly colored flowers, rich soil, and delicious nectar, the garden landscape is a bug's paradise. It attracts the ones we want to see--like bees, butterflies, and lady beetles--but also the ones we don't, such as grasshoppers, spider mites, and snails. Keep this convenient guide to garden bugs and insects close at hand. Designed for ease of use, the tabbed booklet is organized by group for quick identification. Narrow your choices by group, and view just a few creepy crawlies at a time. The professional photographs showcase more than 100 species. Written by acclaimed author and expert entomologist Jaret C. Daniels, Garden Bugs & Insects of the Southwest features only species found in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, west Oklahoma, west Texas, and Utah.
- Pocket-sized format--easier than laminated foldouts
- Professional photos showing key markings
- Easy-to-use information for even casual observers
- Tips to attract beneficial bugs and to repel damaging ones
Learn to keep your garden happy and healthy with this lightweight quick guide. Improve your identification skills and find out what to do about the bugs you see.
About the Author
Jaret C. Daniels, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Entomology at the University of Florida and Director of the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity at the Florida Museum of Natural History, specializing in insect ecology and conservation. He has authored numerous scientific papers, popular articles, and books on wildlife conservation, insects, butterflies, and wildflowers--including butterfly field guides for Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Ohio, and Michigan. He is also the author of Backyard Bugs, Insects & Bugs Backyard Workbook, Insects & Bugs for Kids, Our Love of Bees, Vibrant Butterflies, and more. Jaret lives in Gainesville, Florida, with his wife, Stephanie.