2018, 528 pages, 1,725 color photos, 50 line drawings. Based on an exhaustive study by one of the region’s insect authorities, Pacific Northwest Insects is a major breakthrough in field guides – the first ever to enable readers to easily and accurately identify thousands of species spanning the breadth of insect diversity. It is an indispensable resource to professional entomologists as well as naturalists, educators, gardeners, and others. Engaging and accessible, Pacific Northwest Insects features detailed species accounts, each with a vivid photograph of a living adult, and information for distinguishing similar species, allowing the reader to identify roughly 3,000 species found from southern British Columbia to northern California, and as far east as Montana. The book features most of the commonly encountered insects, spiders, scorpions, millipedes, centipedes, and kin in the Pacific Northwest, as well as representatives of an amazing variety of unusual and interesting insects living in the area. After more than a decade of research, reviewing hundreds of thousands of museum specimens and scouring the technical entomological literature, Merrill Peterson has brought together for the first time in a single volume a wealth of information on the region’s insect life. Paperback, 6 x 9″. About the Author: DR. MERRILL A. PETERSON is professor and chair of Biology at Western Washington University and adjunct professor of Entomology at Washington State University.
“Beautiful and highly effective” E. O. Wilson, Harvard University
“A book that all entomologists will undoubtedly wish to possess…and will be in constant demand by all readers interested in the living world.” G.G.E. Scudder, University of British Columbia
“This book, without doubt, is the best single guide to the identification of the region’s insects.” Rob Cannings, Royal British Columbia Museum