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New and Recommended:

The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America’s Bees
Joseph S. Wilson & Olivia J. Messinger Carril. 2015.
Princeton University Press. 288 pp. (Introduction)

Butterfly Gardening for Texas
Geyata Ajilvsgi. 2013
Texas A&M Press, College Station. 448 pp.

See also new entomology books and all books listed by BioQuip


Butterfly Field Guides

Butterflies of Houston and Southeast Texas
John Tveten & Gloria Tveten, 1996.
University of Texas Press, Austin. 304 pp.

Butterflies of Oklahoma, Kansas, and North Texas
John M Dole, Walter B Gerard, John M Nelson. 2004.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman. 288 pp.

Butterflies Through Binoculars, The East
Jeffrey Glassberg, 1999.
Oxford University Press, Oxford. 400 pp.
(Covers East Texas)

Butterflies Through Binoculars, The West
Jeffrey Glassberg, 2001.
Oxford University Press, Oxford. 384 pp.
(Covers the region west of Houston, includes most of the breeding
butterflies along the Rio Grande)

A Field Guide to Butterflies of Texas
Raymond W. Neck, 1996.
Gulf Publishing Co., Houston (out of print)

Focus Guide to Butterflies of North America 
Jim P. Brock & Kenn Kaufman. 2003. 2006.
Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston. 384 pp.

Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the LRGV
Part 1 : Butterflies

Charles Bordelon & Edward Knudson, 2004.
Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. viii + 84 pp., 20 plates.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North Am. Butterflies
Robert Michael Pyle, 1981. 1983.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York. 924 pp.

A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America
Jeffrey Glassberg. 2012
Sunstreak Books, Morristown, NJ. 415 pp.


Butterfly Reference Books 

Butterflies East of the Great Plains
Paul A. Opler & George O. Krizek. 1984.
Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore (out of print

Butterflies of North America
William H. Howe, editor, 1975.
Doubleday and Co., Garden City, NY (out of print

The Butterflies of North America, a Natural History and Field Guide
James A. Scott, 1986.
Stanford University Press, Stanford. 583 pp.

Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada.
Jonathan Pelham. 2012. 
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Distribution of Butterflies in New Mexico (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea and Papilionoidea)
Michael E. Toliver, Richard Holland, & Steven J. Cary. 2001. Third Edition. 
Published by R. Holland, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Lepidoptera of Florida. Part 1. Introduction and Catalog. Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas, Vol. 17. 
Heppner, J.B. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, Gainesville, FL. x + 670 pp.

The Lepidoptera: Form, Function and Diversity
Malcolm J. Scoble. 1992.
Oxford University Press, New York. 416 pp.

Scientific Names List for Butterfly Species of North America, North of Mexico 
Paul A. Opler & Andrew D. Warren, 2002.
Gillette Publications, Fort Collins, CO (Updated PDF version)

Systematics of Western North American Butterflies
Thomas C. Emmel, editor. 1998.
Mariposa Press, Gainesville, Florida. 878 pp.

A World for Butterflies: Their Lives, Habitats and Future
Phil Schappert, 2000.
Firefly Books Ltd, Westport, CT. 320 pp.


Butterfly Scientific Papers

    Texas         Mexico


Moth Field Guides

Saturniidae    Sphingidae    Noctuidae

Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley
Vol. 2B : Macro-Moths

Charles Bordelon & Edward Knudson, 2004.
Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. 59 pp., 20 plates.

Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Vol. 3C: Micro-Moths and Geometroids
Charles Bordelon & Edward Knudson, 2008.
Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. 30 pp., 18 plates

For a copy, please send check for $47.50 (includes S&H) payable to:
Texas Lepidoptera Survey, 8517 Burkhart Rd., Houston TX 77055-7517. 

Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr., 1984, 2005.
Virginia Museum of Natural History, Martinsville, VA. 495 pgs, 64 plates

Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston. 752 pp.

The Moth Book
William J. Holland, 1903, 1968.
Doubleday, Page & Co., New York (out of print)

An Update to the Nomenclature of Holland's Moth Book
J.M. Johnson
USA. 49 pp.

Fascicle 20.2A Bombycoidea Saturniidae Citheroniinae Hemileucinae (part) 
Douglas C. Ferguson. 1971. 
in
Dominick et al. The moths of America north of Mexico. 
E.W. Classey Ltd., London. pp. 1-154, 11pls. (out of print

Fascicle 20.2B Bombycoidea Saturniidae Hemileucinae (conclusion) 
Douglas C. Ferguson. 1972. 
in
Dominick et al. The moths of America north of Mexico. 
E.W. Classey Ltd., London. pp. 155-265. 22pls. (out of print

Lepidoptera of North America 1. Distribution of Silkmoths (Saturniidae) and Hawkmoths (Sphingidae) of Eastern North America. 
Paul A. Opler. 1995. 
Contributions of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity, Department of Entomology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Moths of Western North America 1. Distribution of Saturniidae of Western North America.
Richard S. Peigler  & Paul A. Opler. 1993.
Contributions of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity, Department of Entomology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins. 23pp.

Saturniidae Mundi: Saturnid Moths of the World, Volume 1: Generally the American genera.
Bernard D'Abrera. 1995.
E.W. Classey Ltd, Faringdon, Oxon, U.K. 177pp. + 77pls.

Saturniidae Mundi III. 3. Mainly Asiatic und Australian genera, a detailed supplement to volume 1
Bernard D'Abrera. 1998. 
E.W. Classey Ltd, Faringdon, Oxon, U.K. 165pp. + 87pls. 

The Wild Silk Moths of North America
Paul M. Tuskes, James P. Tuttle & Michael M. Collins. 1996.
Cornell University Press, Ithaca. ix + 250pp., 30pls.

Wild Silk Moths of the United States (Saturniinae). 
Collins, M.M. & R.D. Weast. 1961. 
Collins Radio Co., Cedar Rapids, IA., 138 pp. (out of print

Moths of Western North America. 1. Distribution of Sphingidae of Western North America.
Michael J. Smith. 1995. revised.
Contributions of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. 27 pp.

Hawkmoths of the World: An Annotated and Illustrated Revisionary Checklist (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae)
Ian J. Kitching & Jean-Marie Cadiou. 2000.
Cornell University Press, Ithaca. 226 pp.

A Pictorial Key to the Hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) of Eastern United States (except Florida)
Charles L. Selman. 1975.
Ohio Biological Survey, Biological Notes No. 9., Columbus, OH. 31 pp.  

Sphingidae Mundi: Hawk Moths of the World
Bernard D'Abrera. 1986.
E.W. Classey Ltd, Faringdon, Oxon, UK. 226 pp. + color plates.

Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David Wagner et al. 2011
Princeton University Press, 576 pp.

The Cutworm Moths of Ontario and Quebec.
Rockburne, E.W. & J.D. Lafontaine. 1976.
Agriculture Canada, Research Branch Publication 1593. 164 pp.

Legion of the Night: The Underwing Moths
T.D. Sargent. 1976. 
University of Massachusetts Press. Amherst, Massachusetts. 222 pp.

Owlet Moths of Ohio: Order Lepidoptera Family Noctuidae
Rings, R.W., E.H. Metzler, F.J. Arnold & D.H. Harris. 1992.
Bulletin of the Ohio Biological Survey 9(2). 219 pp.


Caterpillar Field Guides and Rearing Information

Caterpillars of Eastern North America: 
A Guide to Identification and Natural History
 
David Wagner. 2005.  
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. 496 pp., 1,200+ color photos.

Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David Wagner et al. 2011
Princeton University Press, 576 pp.

Caterpillars in the Field and Garden
Thomas Allen, Jim Brock and Jeffrey Glassberg. 2005.
Oxford University Press, Oxford. 224 pp. 


How to Know the Immature Insects, second edition.
Laurence Cutkomp & Hung-Fu Chu, 1992. (1st ed. 1949)
McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Columbus, OH. 352 pp.

Immature Insects
Frederick Stehr, editor. 1987. Volume I.
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., Dubuque, Iowa. 768 pp.

Moths and How to Rear Them
Paul Villiard, 1975. 2nd rev. ed.
Dover Publications, New York (out of print

Florida Butterfly Gardening
Marc Minno and Maria Minno. 1999.
University Press of Florida, Gainesville . 224 pp. 


General Butterfly Information

Handbook for Butterfly Watchers
Robert Michael Pyle, 1992.
Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston.

"Binoculars for Butterflying"
Gary M. Fellers, 2001.
American Butterflies. 9(2): 24-32.

An Introduction to Butterfly Watching (PDF)
Mike Quinn & Mark Klym. 2005.
Texas Parks & Wildlife, Austin. 44 pp.

Our Butterflies and Moths (excerpt)
William H. Howe. 1963.
True Color Publishing Co., N. Kansas City, MO.


Early North American Butterfly Books

Early Entomological Books 


Latin American Butterfly Field Guides

    Mexico / Central America / South America / Caribbean / Neotropics / World


Spiders

A Field Guide to the Spiders and Scorpions of Texas
John A. Jackman. 1997. Gulf Publishing Co., Houston. 201 pp. 
To order call: 800-462-6420.

Spiders of North America: an Identification Manual. 
Ubick, D., P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds.). 2005.
American Arachnological Society.

Spiders and Their Kin: A Golden Guide 
Herbert W. Levi, Lorna R. Levi, Nicholas Strekalovsky. 2001. 
St. Martin's Press, New York. 160 pp. 

Biology of Spiders
Rainer F. Foelix. 1982. 1996. (Second Edition.)
Oxford University Press. 336 pp. 371 illus.


Aquatic Invertebrates

A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America
J. Reese Voshell, Jr. 2002.
McDonald & Woodward Publishing Co., Blacksberg, VA. 454 pp., 103 pls.

Invertebrates of Central Texas Wetlands 
Stephen Welton Taber and Scott B. Fleenor. 2005 
Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock. 328 pp.

Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America
Merritt, R.W., K.W. Cummins, & M.E. Berg (editors). 4th ed. (due 2007)
Kendall/Hunt Publ. Co., Dubuque, IA, approx. 862 pp.

Fairy Shrimps of California's Puddles, Pools, and Playas. 
Eriksen, C., & D. Belk. 1999. 
Mad River Press, Eureka, California. xiv + 196 pp.

Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States: 
Porifera to Crustacea
, 4th Edition 
Douglas Grant Smith. 2001. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 648 pp.

Texas Crawdads
Sterling K. Johnson and Nathan K. Johnson. 2008.
Crawdad Club Designs, College Station, TX. 160 pp., 50 maps, 140+ photos.


Dragonflies

A Dazzle of Dragonflies 
Forrest L. Mitchell and James L. Lasswell. 2005. 
Texas A&M Univ. Press, College Station. 224 pp. 133 color photos. 

Dragonflies and Damselflies of Texas and the South-Central United States: Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico
John C. Abbott. 2005. 
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. 360 pp., 384 color photos, 263 maps.

Dragonflies Through Binoculars
Sidney W. Dunkle, 2000. 
Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford. 368 pp.

Stokes Beginner's Guide to Dragonflies and Damselflies 
Blain Nikula, Jackie Sones, with Donald & Lillian Stokes.  2002
Little, Brown and Co. Boston. 160 pp.

Common Dragonflies of the Southwest: A Beginner's Pocket Guide
Kathy Biggs. 2004.
Azalea Creek Publishing, Sebastopol, CA. 160 pp.

More Odonate titles from Texas and beyond: HERE

 

 


Grasshoppers and Allies

Field Guide to Grasshoppers, Katydids, and Crickets of the United States
John L. Capinera [grasshoppers] Ralph D. Scott [artist] Thomas J. Walker [katydids & crickets] 2005.
Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, 280 pp.
357 maps, 84 line drawings, 12 halftones, 210 color images in a 48-page insert.

How to Know the Grasshoppers, Crickets, Cockroaches, and their Allies
Jacques R Helfer. 1953, 1987.
Dover Publications, New York. 353 pp. (out of print

Grasshoppers of Florida
John L. Capinera, Clay W. Scherer, and Jason M. Squitier. 2002.
University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 176 pp.

Stick Insects of the Continental United States and Canada: Species and Early Studies
Arment, C. 2005. Coachwhip Publications, Landisville, PA. 202 pp.


Beetles

American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Ross H Arnett, Jr. & Michael C Thomas. 2000. CRC Press

American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Ross H Arnett, JR; Michael C Thomas; Paul E Skelley; & J. Howard Frank. 2002. CRC Press

A Field Guide to the Beetles of North America
Richard E. White. 1983.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston.

Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Riley, E.G., S.M. Clark, & T.N. Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society. 290 pp. (CD-ROM included)

Host Plants of Leaf Beetle Species Occurring in the United States and Canada
Clark, S.M., D.G. LeDoux, T.N. Seeno, E.G. Riley, A.J. Gilbert, & J.M. Sullivan.. 2004. Coleopterists Society. 476 pp.

Field guide to Northeastern Longhorn Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Doug Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey Manual 6:1-184.

A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada: Identification, Natural History, and Distribution of the Cicindelidae
David L. Pearson, C. Barry Knisley and Charles J. Kazilek
2005. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 292 pp.

More Coleoptera titles from Texas and beyond: HERE


Bees (Native)

The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America’s Bees
Joseph S. Wilson & Olivia J. Messinger Carril. 2015.
Princeton University Press. 288 pp. (Introduction)

Bees of the World
Charles D. Michener. 2007. Second Edition.
The Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 992 pp. 48 color photos, 434 line drawings
The definitive bee reference, first ~100 pages excellent bee biology.

The Mason-Bees (Project Gutenberg)
Jean-Henri Fabre. 1914.
Dodd, Mead and Co. (out of print

Bramble-Bees and Others (Project Gutenberg)
Jean-Henri Fabre. 1915.
Dodd, Mead and Co. (out of print

 


Ants

The World of the Harvester Ants
Stephen Welton Taber. 1998.
Texas A&M University Press, College Station
232 pp. 45 b&w photos. 72 line drawings
Fire Ants
Stephen Welton Taber. 2001.
Texas A&M University Press
328 pp. 75 b&w photos. 30 line drawings. 8 maps.


The Common Ant Genera of Texas
S.B. Vinson, Sean O'Keefe & Jerry Cook. 2003.
Texas Cooperative Extension, Bryan, TX. (44 pp, 54 photos, 33 ills., 22 maps)
Ants at Work: How an Insect Society is Organized
Deborah M. Gordon. 2000. 
W. W. Norton, New York. 192 pp. 



Guides to Various Taxa

The Common Insects of North America
Swan, L.A. & C.S. Papp. 1972
Harper & Row, New York (out of print

A Field Guide to the Common Insects of Texas
Bart M. Drees & John A. Jackman. 1998.
Gulf Publishing, Houston 

A Field Guide to the Insects of America North of Mexico
Borror, D.J. , & Richard E. White. 1970
Houghton Mifflin, Boston.

Insects of the Texas Lost Pines
Stephen Welton Taber & Scott B. Fleenor. 2003.
Texas A&M University, College Station. 296 pp.

Insects: Their Natural History and Diversity 
With a Photographic Guide to Insects of Eastern North America

Stephen A. Marshall, 2007.
Firefly Books, Tonawanda, NY. 718 pp.

Invertebrates of Central Texas Wetlands 
Stephen Welton Taber and Scott B. Fleenor. 2005 
Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock. 328 pp.

Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America 
Eric R. Eaton, Kenn Kaufman. 2007. Houghton Mifflin Co. 392 pp.
More than 2,350 digitally enhanced color photographs 
limited Google preview

Learn About Texas Insects
Chris Durden. 1999.
Texas Parks & Wildlife Press, Austin


College Texts

Destructive and Useful Insects
Metcalf, R.L., & R.A. Metcalf. 1993. Fifth Edition.
McGraw-Hill, New York

An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America
Richard W. Merritt & Kennith W. Cummins. 1995. Third Edition 
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company

For Love of Insects
Thomas Eisner. 2003. 
Harvard University Press, Boston. 464 pp.

An Introduction to the Study of Insects
Triplehorn, C.A. & N.F. Johnson. 2004. Seventh Edition 
Thomson Brooks/Cole, Belmont, CA. 864 pp.

The Insects: An Outline of Entomology 
Penny Gullan & Peter Cranston. 2005. Third Edition
Blackwell Publishing. 528 pp.

 

 


Biospeleology-oriented Cave Books

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Butterfly Gardening Guides

Butterfly Gardening for Texas
Geyata Ajilvsgi. 2013
Texas A&M Press, College Station. 448 pp.

Butterfly Gardening for the South
Geyata Ajilvsgi. 1990
Taylor Publishing Co., Dallas. 342 pp.

Butterfly Gardening: Creating Summer Magic in your Garden
Xerces Society. 1990
Sierra Club Books, San Francisco

Florida Butterfly Gardening
Marc C. Minno and Maria Minno. 1999.
University Press of Florida, Gainesville . 224 pp.

Gardening for Butterflies in Louisiana
Gary N. Ross. 1994
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Native Texas Plants, Landscaping Region by Region
Sally Wasowski.1997. 2002.
Lone Star Books, Lanham, MD. 408 pp.

Butterfly Gardening: A Guide for the Deep South
Jaret C. Daniels. 2000. 
University Press of Florida, Gainesville. 95 pp. 


Pollination

Practical Pollination Biology
Dafni, Amots; Peter G. Kevan, Brian C. Husband. June 2005
Enviroquest Ltd., 590 pp.
Pollinator Conservation Handbook
The Xerces Society and The Bee Works. 2003.
The Xerces Society, Portland, OR. 145 pp. (out of print


Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America's Bees and Butterflies : the Xerces Society Guide.
Matthew Shepherd, Mace Vaughn. 2011.
Storey Publishing, North Adams, MA. 384 pp.

Plant Guides

Field Guide to the Broad-leaved Herbaceous Plants of South Texas
James H. Everitt, D. Lynn Drawe, & Robert I. Lonard. 2002
Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock.

Plants of the Rio Grande Delta
Alfred Richardson. 1995
Univ. of Texas Press, Austin.

Trees, Shrubs and Cacti of South Texas
Everitt, J.H., & D.L. Drawe. 1993 
Texas Tech Univ. Press, Lubbock.

Wildflowers and Other Plants of Texas Beaches and Islands
Alfred Richardson. 2002. 
Univ. of Texas Press, Austin.

Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country
Marshall Enquist. 1987
Lone Star Botanical, Austin. 275 pp.

Wildflowers of Houston and Southeast Texas
John and Gloria Tveten. 1997.
University of Texas Press, Austin. 319 pp.

Woody Plants of the Lower Rio Grande Valley
Lonard, R.I., J.H. Everitt, & F.W. Judd. 1991
Texas Memorial Museum, Austin.

Rare Plants Of Texas - limited Google preview
Poole, J.M., W.R. Carr, D.M. Price & J.R. Singhurst. 2007.
Texas A&M University Press, College Station. 640 pp.



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For Currency Conversion


Where it all began in the U.S...

American Entomology. A Description of the Insects of North America
Edited by John L. Le Conte, M.D. with a memoir of the author, by Georg Ord.
Thomas Say. 1869. 'father of American entomology'
New York, J.W. Bouton, . 2 volumes. Royal-8vo. pp. xxiv, 412; iv, 814, with 54 hand coloured lithographed plates.


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