Entomology: Related Reading of Interest

By Kurt Leuschner, 26 May 2008

College of the Desert, Department of Natural Resources




Arnett, Ross H., American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of

    Mexico 2nd edition, CRC Press, 2001, ISBN 0-8493-0212-9


Arnett, Ross H., and Jacques, Richard L., Simon and Schuster's Guide to Insects, Simon

    and Schuster Inc., 1981.  ISBN 0-671-25014-0 (paper)


Berenbaum, May R., Bugs in the System: Insects and Their Impact on Human Affairs,

    Perseus Books, 1995.  ISBN 0-201-40824 (paper), 0-201-62499-0 (hard)


Biggs, Kathy, Common Dragonflies of California, Azalea Creek Press, 2000. 

    ISBN 0-9677934-7


Biggs, Kathy, Common Dragonflies of the Southwest, Azalea Creek Press, 2004.

   ISBN 0-9677934-1-6


Borror, Donald J., DeLong, Dwight, and Triplehorn, Charles A., An Introduction to the

    Study of Insects, Holt, Rinehart & Winston Publishing, (out-of-print)

    ISBN 0-03-088406-3  (one of the classic Entomology texts…great keys!)


Borror, Donald J., and White, Richard E., A Field Guide to the Insects of North America

    – Peterson Field Guide Series, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998.  ISBN 0395911702


Brock, Jim P. and Kaufman, Kenn, Butterflies of North America – A Kaufman Focus

    Guide, Houghton Mifflin Co., 2003.  ISBN 0-618-25400-5 (cloth), 0-618-15312-8

    (flexi)   Also in the Kaufman Focus Guide series: Insects of North America, 2005.


Buchmann, Stephen L., and Nabhan, Gary Paul, The Forgotten Pollinators, Island Press,

    1997.  ISBN 1-55963-352-2 (cloth), 1-55963-353-0 (paper)


Byrd, J.H., and Castner, James, editors, Forensic Entomology: The Utility of Arthropods

    in Legal Investigations, CRC Press, 2001.  ISBN 0-8493-8120-7


Castner, James L., Photographic Atlas of Entomology and Guide to Insect

   Identification, Feline Press, 2000.  ISBN 0-9625150-4-3


Chambers, Nina, Gray, Yajaira, and Buchmann, Stephen, Pollinators of the Sonoran

   Desert, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 2004.  ISBN 1-886679-33-9


Cranshaw, Whitney, Garden Insects of North America, Princeton Univ. Press, 2004.

    ISBN 0-691-09560-4 (cloth), 0-691-09651-2 (paper)


Dunkle, Sidney W., Dragonflies Through Binoculars: A Field Guide to Dragonflies of

    North America, Oxford Univ. Press, 2000.  ISBN 0-19-511268-7


Eaton, Eric and Kaufman, Kenn, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America,

   Houghton Mifflin Co, New York, 2007.  ISBN 978-0-618-15310-7


Eisner, Thomas, For Love of Insects, Belknap Press, 2003.  ISBN 0-674-01181-3


Elzinga, Richard J., Fundamentals of Entomology 6th edition, Pearson Education Inc.,

    2004.  ISBN 0-13-048030-4


Evans, Arthur and Hogue, Charles,  Introduction to California Beetles, Univ. of Calif.

   Press, 2000.  ISBN 0-520-24034-0 hard or 24035-9 paper


Evans, Howard E., Insect Biology: A Textbook of Entomology, Addison-Wesley

    Publishing, 1984.  ISBN 0-201-11981-1


Garth, John S., Tilden, J.W., California Butterflies, Univ. of Calif. Press, 1986. 

    ISBN 0-520-05249-8, 0-520-05389-3 (paper)


Glassberg, Jeffrey, Butterflies Through Binoculars: A Field Guide to the Butterflies of

    Western North America, Oxford Univ. Press, 2001.  ISBN 0-19-510669-5 (paper)


Gordh, G, and Headrick, D.H., A Dictionary of Entomology, CABI Publishing, 2000. 

    ISBN 0-85199-291-9


Grissell, Eric, Insects and Gardens: In Pursuit of a Garden Ecology, Timber Press,

Portland, Oregon, 2001.  ISBN 978-0-88192-768-9


Gullan, P.J., and Cranston, P.S., The Insects: An Outline of Entomology, Blackwell

    Science, 2000.  ISBN 0632053437


Heinrich, Bernd, The Thermal Warriors: Strategies of Insect Survival, Harvard Univ.

    Press, 1996.  ISBN 0-67488340-3 (cloth), 0-67488341-1 (paper)


Hogue, Charles L., Insects of the Los Angeles Basin, Nat. Hist. Museum of LA County,

    1993. ISBN 0-938644-29-7 (soft), 0-938644-32-7 (hard)


Imes, Rick, The Practical Entomologist, Simon & Schuster, 1992. 

   ISBN 978-0-671-74695-7 


Leftwich, A.W., A Dictionary of Entomology, (out of print), 1977 London, 

    ISBN 0-8448-0983-7


Little, V.A., General and Applied Entomology, Harper & Row Publishers, 1972. 

    ISBN 06-044023-6 (out-of-print)


Manolis, Tim, Dragonflies and Damselflies of California, Univ. of Calif. Press, 2003.

    ISBN 0-502-23566-5 (hard), 0-520-23567-3 (paper)


McGavin, George C., Essential Entomology: An Order-by-Order Introduction, Oxford

    Univ. Press, 2001.  ISBN 0-19-850002-5


McGavin, George C., Insects, Spiders and Other Terrestrial Arthropods – A Dorling

    Kindersley Handbook, London, 2000.  ISBN 0-7894-5337-1


Merritt and Cummings, eds., An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America,

    Kendall Hunt Publishers, 1996.  ISBN 0-7872-3241-6 spiral bound


Milne, Lorus and Margery, National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects and

    Spiders, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1980.  ISBN 0-394-50763-0


Mitchell, Robert T., and Zim, Herbert S., Butterflies and Moths – A Golden Guide, St.

    Martin’s Press, 2001.  ISBN 0-307-24413-X


Monroe, Lynn & Gene, Butterflies and Their Favorite Flowering Plants: Anza Borrego

    Desert State Park and Environs, Merryleaf Press, 2004.  ISBN 0-9615125-2-0


Opler, Paul A. and Wright, Amy B., Western Butterflies – A Peterson Field Guide,

    Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999.  ISBN 0-395-79152-9 (cloth), 0-395-79151-0 (paper)


Pedigo, Larry P., and Rice, Marlin E., Entomology and Pest Management 5th edition,

    Pearson Education Inc., 2006.  ISBN 0-13-152563-8


Powell, Jerry A., and Hogue, Charles L., California Insects, Univ. of Calif. Press, 1979.

    ISBN 0-520-03782-0 (paper)


Recheigl, Jack and Nancy, editors, Insect Pest Management: Techniques for

    Environmental Protection, CRC Press, 2000.  ISBN 1-5667-0478-2


Resh, Vincent H., and Carde, Ring T., Encyclopedia of Insects, Academic Press, 2003. 

    ISBN 0125869908


Waldbauer, Gilbert, The Handy Bug Answer Book, Visible Ink Press, 1998.

    ISBN 1-57859-104-X


Waldbauer, Gilbert, Insights From Insects: What Bad Bugs Can Teach Us,

   Prometheus Books, Amherst, New York, 2005.  ISBN 1-59102-277-0


White, Richard E., Beetles – A Peterson Field Guide, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1983. 

    ISBN 0-395-31808-4 (hard), 0-395-33953-7 (paper)


Zim, Herbert S., and Cottam, Clarence, Insects – A Golden Guide, St. Martin’s Press,

    2001.  ISBN 1-58238-129-1