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Insect Books and Links

Last Updated: 11/11/13

Insect Books
Aquatic Insect Links
General Insect Links


Books

These are the books that I own and that I used as references for my web pages.

National Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Insects & Spiders, Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.

Pond Life: A Guide to Common Plants and Animals of North American Ponds and Lakes by Dr. George K. Reid, Golden Press, 1967. A book chock full of information.

This book is a great to have with photos of many dragonflies:
Dragonflies Through Binoculars: A Field Guide to Dragonflies of North America by Sidney W. Dunkle, Oxford University Press, 2000.


Aquatic Insect Links

Insect site - drawings of some aquatic insects and information on them. This is an Australian site but the basic orders of insects occur there as well as in the US. All that is different is the specific species found. This is an archived version of the web site as it no longer exists. The main page exists but any reference to insects is gone from the site.

Dragonfly page - based in Texas, with real photos of the species present in that area.

Water Bugs - a water bug page with drawings and information.

Insect drawings - line drawings of various insect larvae including dragonflies, caddisflies, mayflies, mosquitoes, stoneflies, a few beetles, and more. This is an archived version of the site as it no longer exists even though it was a very useful site. The gif's are still in the archive.

Aquatic Insect Page - color drawings of many aquatic insects. This is an archived version of the site as it no longer exists.

Aquatic Insect Page -information. This is an archived version of the site as it no longer exists.

Macroinvertebrate Identification for Larvae... - covers eight common aquatic insects including drawings. This is an archived version of the site as it no longer exists.

A Guide to the Adult Damselflies & Dragonflies of the Ottawa District - includes information on damselflies and dragonflies and their identification. This is an archived version of the site which no longer exists.

Microcosmos - a Dutch site on all sorts of small fresh water animals. This is an archived version of the site as it no longer exists.

The British Dragonfly Society - includes information and an article on digging a pond for dragonflies. That last link is an archived version as it no longer exists (but the main page does; I found that).

Odonata Information Network - information on dragonflies and damselflies.

California Dragonflies & Damselflies

Dragonfly Drawing

Texas Odonata Central - this is an archived version of the site as it no longer exists.

A Pond Life Identification Kit - a UK-based web site with microscopic photos of various insects and other microorganisms as well as biological information.

The Buglopedia - a site with all sorts of drawings of aquatic insects and micro-critters. While based in Australia, the drawings are almost the same for most parts of the world. This is an archived version of the site as it no longer exists.

Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Identification Key

Brent's Insect Journal - very interesting! This is an archived version as the site no longer exists.

Troutnut.com - this site has some amazing photos of almost every aquatic macroinvertebrate you can think of! Not only are there photos of each insect, worm, etc. alone but also of colonies of them underwater!

Pond Life - includes sections on some aquatic insects

Bugs in the Pool part of BugInfo.com about "pests."

AquaticInsect.net - neat photos of aquatic insects!


General Insect Links

Bug Guide - this site helps identify all sorts of insects.

What's That Bug? - this large site has photos of all sorts of insects and arachnids plus they will identify photos if you send them.

Insects.org

North American Butterfly Association - learn about the butterflies drinking from the lilies (and sometimes feeding the frogs)

Maggot's Insect Forum - this is an archived version of the site as it no longer exists.

Songs of Insects - singing crickets, katydids, and cicadas. This is an archived version of the site as it no longer exists.

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