Insects of North America


Insects of North America enables you to identify all insect families in North America. Truly a handy, pocket sized guide.

The first field guide devoted to insects since 1970!


Author: John C. Abbott and Kendra Abbott
ISBN: 9780691232850
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Year of Publication: 2023
600 pages

The amazing field guide, Insects of North America, enables you to identify all 783 families of insects currently recognized in the United States and Canada.

Richly illustrated with more than 3,700 stunning photos along with keys to families for many of the orders, Insects of North America features a comprehensive introduction that discusses classification and nomenclature, insect diversity, global threats, the latest collecting and curatorial techniques, and the many ways these remarkable organisms impact society. Combined with in-depth taxonomic coverage, this is the essential resource for both professionals and amateurs interested in the most diverse group of animals on the planet.

The authors spend many hours out in the field and have included a chapter in the book with valuable instructions for setting up and taking your own photographs.

  • Covers all 783 insect families known to occur in the United States and Canada
  • Features more than 3,700 color photos, with nearly every photo identified to species level
  • Includes an illustrated glossary for easy reference in the field
  • The first field companion of its kind since the publication of the Peterson guide in 1970
  • Ideal for entomology courses of all levels
  • An invaluable resource for anyone interested in insects
  • 4.5″ x 7.25″

Additional information

Weight .45 lbs
Dimensions 4.5 × 7.25 in