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by Kip Will, Joyce Gross, Daniel Rubinoff, and Jerry Powell, 2020. Paperback, 536 pages.
Beautifully illustrated and approachable, this is the only California-specific, statewide book devoted to all groups of insects.
Completely revised for the first time in over 40 years, Field Guide to California Insectsnow includes over 600 insect species, each beautifully illustrated with color photographs. Engaging accounts focus on distinguishing features, remarkable aspects of biology, and geographical distribution in the state.
An accessible and compact introduction to identifying, understanding, and appreciating these often unfamiliar and fascinating creatures, this guide covers insects that readers are likely to encounter in homes and natural areas, cities and suburbs, rural lands and wilderness. It also addresses exotic and invasive species and their impact on native plants and animals. Field Guide to California Insectsremains the definitive portable reference and a captivating read for beginners as well as avid naturalists.