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Insects Subject Guide

A pathfinder designed to educate people about insects.

World Wide Web Resources

bugbios: Insects on the Web

“This Website features nearly 100 macroscopic full-color photographs of insects, information aobut insects and their ecological role, educational materials, and links to other sites of interest.”

Collecting and Preserving Insects – A Beginner’s Guide

"Insects are everywhere and they can be found from the hottest deserts to the coldest polar regions. With the abundant supply of these invertebrates, you are sure to be able to collect insects no matter where you live and what ever season you happen to be in. This page will discuss the basics of insect collecting for the beginner and will give you tips on equipment, collecting, pinning, and preserving your collection." It has many excellent photographs of the author out in the field collecting and shows examples of his collection.

Entomology for Beginners

"Entomology is the study of insects. This page provides some basic information on insects. First a quick look at the anatomy of adult insects. Then a short story about the metamorphosis of insects."

Insect Database

This is a listing of the orders of the class Insecta. Descriptions of each order are displayed, which includes anatomy, economic impact, size of order, etc.

The Essig Museum of Entomology

"The Essig Museum of Entomology, the collection component of the California Insect Survey, dates to the inception of the CIS in 1940. It houses one of the largest and most active research collections of arthropods in the United States. The collection maintains approximately 4.5 million specimens, primarily from western North America and the northern neotropics. The Essig Museum has always maintained a strong commitment to education and extension. This newly developed Website is an outgrowth of this commitment. Through it we hope to facilitate access to information on the vast arthropod biodiversity of California and other areas."

Print Resources

Non Fiction

Covell, Charles V. A field guide to moths of eastern North America Martinsville, VA : Virginia Museum of Natural History, c2005. Call # 595.78 CO

Discovery channel insects & spiders : an explore your world handbook New York, NY : Discovery Books, c2000. Call # 595.7 DI

Eisner, Thomas For love of insects Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, c2003. Call # 595.7 EI

Eisner, Thomas Secret weapons : defenses of insects, spiders, scorpions, and other many-legged creatures Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, c2005. Call # 595.7147 EI

Firefly encyclopedia of insects and spiders / edited by Christopher O'Toole Buffalo, NY : Firefly Books, c2002. Call # 595.7 FI

Insects and other invertebrates Danbury, CT : Grolier, c2004. Call # 595.7 IN

Insects and spiders of the world New York, NY : Marshall Cavendish, c2003. Call # 595.7 IN

The New York Times book of insects / edited by Nicholas Wade New York, NY : Lyons Press, c2003. Call # 595.7 TH

McGavin, George C. Insects, spiders and other terrestrial arthropods New York, NY : Dorling Kindersley, c2000. Call # 595.7 MCG

Milne, Lorus and Margery National Audubon Society field guide to North American insects and spiders New York, NY : Knopf, c1980. Call # 595.7 MI

Raffles, Hugh Insectopedia New York, NY : Pantheon Books, c2010. Call # 595.7 RA

Wade, Nicholas Science times book of insects : New York Times book of insects New York, NY : Lyons Press, c2003. Call # 595.7 TH


Pearl, Matthew The Dante Club : a novel New York, NY : Random House, c2003. Call # F PEA

Educational Videos

Bugs! [videorecording] : a rainforest adventure [United States] : Image Entertainment, c2003. Call # DVD 595.7 BU

Colony [videorecording] : the endangered world of bees [United States] : Docuramafilms : Distributed by New Video Group, c2011. Call # DVD 638.15 COL

Silence of the bees [videorecording] [United States] : Questar, c2008. Call # DVD 638.1 SIL

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