Illinois Insects and Spiders

Illinois Insects and Spiders Recent estimates put the world s insect population at than forty million species Here in Illinois the numbers are equally awesome seventeen thousand species call the state home among them four thous

  • Title: Illinois Insects and Spiders
  • Author: Peggy Macnamara Jim Boone Paul Goldstein Chris Grinter Division of Insects at the Field Museum Maggie Daley
  • ISBN: 9780226501000
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback
  • Illinois Insects and Spiders

    Recent estimates put the world s insect population at than forty million species Here in Illinois, the numbers are equally awesome seventeen thousand species call the state home, among them four thousand types of flies fifteen hundred types of grasshoppers, cicadas, and aphids five thousand types of beetles two hundred types of ants, wasps, and bees and two thouRecent estimates put the world s insect population at than forty million species Here in Illinois, the numbers are equally awesome seventeen thousand species call the state home, among them four thousand types of flies fifteen hundred types of grasshoppers, cicadas, and aphids five thousand types of beetles two hundred types of ants, wasps, and bees and two thousand types of butterflies and moths With so much entomological diversity here in the Midwest, Illinois residents needn t look further than their own backyards to discover the rich and secret world of insects and spiders.Marrying art and entomology, Illinois Insects and Spiders is a unique introduction to local biodiversity Artist Peggy Macnamara celebrates the state s burgeoning insect and spider populations with twenty seven color plates of beautiful renderings of numerous species, organized both taxonomically and thematically The insects on each plate are depicted true to scale in relation to one another and are displayed approximately ten times larger than life size Accompanying each plate are lively captions written by Field Museum curators and collection managers that identify the species and reveal their interesting behaviors and unique habitats.Illinois Insects and Spiders encourages readers to explore the biodiversity at their feet in the shiny beetles on the ground and in the air in the glint of a lightning bug in summer More than a traditional field guide, Illinois Insects and Spiders is the rare book that combines lush artwork with the science of natural history, bringing both closer to the general reader.

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      Published :2018-05-24T06:35:10+00:00

    One thought on “Illinois Insects and Spiders

    1. Ken

      A perfect blend of art & science. You won't get a better look at these insects unless seen through a microscope. This book will help bring out some of the overlooked characteristics of these creatures if you study the pictures as the artist intends. The introduction and note from the Field Museum should be taken to heart before looking further into this book.

    2. Tamra

      By no means definitive, Illinois Insects & Spiders is still a beautiful little book with stunning color renderings and informative descriptions.

    3. Jessica

      This book has plates of pictures in it. Interesting life cycles and great information. The artist is the artist-in-residence at the Field Museum.

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