Field Guide to California Insects
As a native plant enthusiast I am often curious about the bugs that I find in my native garden. An answer to my questions is here: For release on 30 October 2020 is a Second Edition of Field Guide to California Insects (U.C. Press), the first major revision of this work in 40 years. As with plants, nomenclature has likely changed and knowledge increased.
Completely revised for the first time in over 40 years, Field Guide to California Insects now 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 Insects remains the definitive portable reference and a captivating read for beginners as well as avid naturalists