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SOME BOOKS ON ENTOMOLOGY

For Professionals and Nature Lovers

 

Acorn, John BUTTERFLIES OF ALBERTA. Edmonton: Lone Star, 1993. 8vo. 143 pp. Illus from photos, drawings and distribution maps. Laminated card covers. Ink name/adress on title page, else very good. $ 10.00

Allen, Harry W. A MONOGRAPHIC STUDY OF THE SUBFAMILY TIPHIINAE (HYMENOPTERA: TIPHIIDAE) OF SOUTH AMERICA, Washington: Smithsonian, 1972. 4to. iii + 76 pp. Illus from drawings. Card covers. A very good copy. $12.50

Anderson, William H. & Donald M. Anderson. TYPE SPECIMENS IN THE HANS EGGERS COLLECTION OF SCOLYTID BEETLES (COLEOPTERA). Washington: Smithsonian, 1971. 4to. 38 pp. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. No. 94. Card covers. Very good. $ 8.50   

Barbosa, Pedro & Michael R. Wagner. INTRODUCTION TO FOREST AND SHADE TREE INSECTS. San Diego, Ca: Academic Press (1989) 8vo xi+639 pp. Illus from photos and line drawings; tables; charts. Laminated cloth boards. Corners and head of spine slightly bruised else near fine. $45.00

Barjac, Huguette de & Donald J. Sutherland, eds. BACTERIAL CONTROL OF MOSQUITOES & BLACK FLIES. Biochemistry, Genetics & Applications of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis and Bacillus sphaericus. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Pr., (1990). 8vo. xix+349 pp. Illus from photos, figures and tables. Blue cloth. A fine copy. $20.00

Baumann, Richard W. REVISION OF THE STONEFLY FAMILY NEMOURIDAE (PLECOPTERA): A STUDY OF THE WORLD FAUNA AT THE GENERIC LEVEL. Washington: Smithsonian, 1975. 4to. iii + 74 pp. Illus from drawings and maps. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. No. 211. Card covers. A very good copy. $ 12.50

Beirne, Bryan P., Compiled by. COLLECTING, PREPARING AND PRESERVING INSECTS. Canada Department of Agriculture, 1955. 8vo. 133pp. Illus from figures. Black boards. A very good copy. C$20.00

Bouvier, E. L. THE PSYCHIC LIFE OF INSECTS. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1922. 8vo. xvi+377 pp. Drawings. Translated from the french. Black cloth. Some light foxing, else a very good sound copy. $20.00

Brown, F. Martin & Bernard Heineman. JAMAICA AND ITS BUTTERFLIES. London: E. W. Classey Ltd., 1972. 4to. xv + 478 pp + 10 full colour plates and colour frontispiece, illustrating 169 species showing both dorsal and ventral wing views. Figures and maps; map endpapers. Olive cloth. Some light wear to bottom edge and a soft crease vertically on front free endpaper, else about fine in like dustwrapper. $65.00

Crompton, John. THE HUNTING WASP. London: Collins, 1948. 8vo. 255 pp. Black cloth. A very good used copy in worn dustwrapper with piece removed from foot of spine. $ 15.00

Corpuz-Raros, Leonila Alzate & Edwin F. Cook. A REVISION OF NORTH AMERICAN CAPITOPHORUS VAN DER GOOT AND PLEOTRICHOPHORUS BORNER (HOMOPTERA: APHIDIDAE) Washington: Smithsonian, 1974. 4to. iii + 143 pp. Illus from drawings. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. No. 156. Card covers. A very good copy. $ 15.00

Department of Agriculture Canada ANNUAL REPORT OF THE FOREST INSECT SURVEY. Ottawa: Department of Agriculture, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1947, 1948, 1950. 7 issues. 8vo. Illus from maps and tables. Paper wraps. Several issues are ex-lib, else very good. $ 85.00

Department of Agriculture Canada and Department of Forestry. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE FOREST INSECT AND DISEASE SURVEY. 1953, 1956-1962. 8 Issues. Ottawa: Dept of Argriculture and Department of Forestry, 1953-1962. 8 issues. 8vo. Ca. 100 pp each report. Illus from maps and tables. Paper wraps. Very good. $ 85.00

Dreisbach, R. R. NEW SPECIES OF SPIDER WASPS, GENUS AUPLOPUS, FROM THE AMERICAS SOUTH OF THE UNITED STATES. (GYMENOPTERA: PSAMMOCHARIDAE) Washington: Smithsonian Institute, 1963. 8vo. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. No. 3468. Vol. 114. Pages 137- 211. 13 plates. Wraps. A very good copy. $15.00

Dyar, Harrison G. A LIST OF NORTH AMERICAN LEPIDOPTERA AND KEY TO THE LITERATURE OF THIS ORDER OF INSECTS. Washington: Gov't Printing Office, 1902. 8vo. xix + 723 pp. 3/4 leather and sand grain cloth. Sm. private library stamp on front pastedown and top edge. Ink signature on front free endpaper. Inner leaves cracked at title page and index end but hinges firm. Some minor wear to extremities, a very good copy. $65.00

Eberle, Irmengarde. WIDE FIELDS: The Story of Henri Fabre. Illus by Fritz Eichenberg. N.Y.: Crowell, 1943, 1st edn 8vo 193 pp. Green cloth. About fine in Eichenberg dustwrapper with flaps detached but present. $25.00

Evans, Howard E. BREDIN-ARCHBOLD-SMITHSONIAN BIOLOGICAL SURVEY OF DOMINICA: ACULEATE WASPS (HYMENOPTERA: SCOLIOIDEA, VESPOIDEA, POMPILOIDEA SPHECOIDEA). Washington: Smithsonian, (1972). 4to. 19 pp. Illus. from figures. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. No. 115. Card covers. A very good copy. $ 6.50

Fabre, J. Henri. THE LIFE OF THE FLY With Which are Interspersed Some Chapters of Autobiography. NY: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1913. 8vo. 477 pp. Translated from the French. Brown boards. Extremities rubbed; a good sound copy. $ 20.00

Fennah, R.G. THE FULGOROIDEA, OR LANTERNFLIES, OF TRINIDAD AND ADJACENT PARTS OF SOUTH AMERICA. Washington: Smithsonian, 1945. Vol. 95. No. 3184. 8vo. pg. 411-520 + 10 plates from drawings. Printed card covers. Ink name on verso of front cover and minor edgewear, else near fine. $10.00

Foote, Richard H., F. L. Blanc & Allen L. Norrbom. HANDBOOK OF THE FRUIT FLIES (DIPTERA: TEPHRITEDAE) OF AMERICA NORTH OF MEXICO. Ithaca: Comstock, (1993). Lrg. 8vo. xii + 571 pp. Illus. from photos; line drawings; distribution maps. Maroon cloth. Fine. $50.00

Ford, E.B. BUTTERFLIES. The New Naturalist Series. London: Boomsbury, (1990). 4th edn, reprint from the Collins Edn. 8vo. 352+24 pp of monochrome plates from photos. Maps and drawings in text. Cream boards. Near fine in like dustwrapper. $18.50

Fountaine, Margaret. Edited by W.F. Cater. LOVE AMONG THE BUTTERFLIES. Travels and Adventures of a Victorian Lady. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., (1980). 1st US Edn. Sm. 4to. 223 pp. 24 pp of colour plates. Numerous illus in text. Red and grey boards. Wear to extremities, else very good in like dustwrapper. $17.50

Garth, John S. & J.W. Tilden. CALIFORNIA BUTTERFLIES. Berkekey, University of Calfornia Pr., (1986). Sm. 8vo. xvi + 246 pp + 24 pp of plates. (20 in colour). Maps and drawings in text. Illus. by David Mooney and Gene M. Christmas. California Natural History Guide: 51. Yellow cloth. About fine in like dustwrapper. $30.00

Gordon, Deborah M. ANTS AT WORK. How and Insect Society is Organized. NY: Free Press, 1999. 8vo. x+182 pp. Illus by Michelle Schwengel. Paper boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. "...insight into the evolution and ecology of a group of highly successful animals." $15.00

Graham, Samuel Alexader. PRINCIPLES OF FOREST ENTOMOLOGY. N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 1939. 2nd edn. 8vo xvi+410 pp. Illus from photos, line drawings, diagrams. Brown cloth. Ink name on front pastedown; a few pencil underlinings, else very good. $20.00

Higgins, Lionel G. & Norman D. Riley. A FIELD GUIDE TO THE BUTTERFLIES OF BRITAIN AND EUROPE. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970. Cr. 8vo. 380 pp. 760 illus. in colour by Brian Hargreaves; range maps; illus. endpapers. Blue cloth. Previous owner's rubber stamp on front and rear pastedowns. Some light discolouration to back cover, else very good. $18.50

Hill, Dennis S; Phyllis M. Hore and Ian W. B. Thornton. INSECTS OF HONG KONG. Hong Kong University (1982) 8vo xxv+503 pp. Illus from photos and line drawings. Illustrative wrappers, map endpapers. Minor rubbing to spine, else about fine. $25.00

Hull, Frank M. BEE FLIES OF THE WORLD. The Genera of the Family Bombyliidae. Washington: Smithsonian, 1973. 4to xii+687 pp. Copious line drawings of fly anatomy; distribution maps; colour frontis. Green cloth. Small paper labels and rubber stamp ["Showroom Sample"] on free endpapers, light wear to cloth. A very good sound copy. $30.00

Hurd, Paul D. Jr., E. Gorton Linsley, & A. E. Michelbacher. ECOLOGY OF THE SQUASH AND GOURD BEE, PEPONAPIS PRUINOSA, ON CULTIVATE CUCURBITS IN CALIFORNIA (HYMENOPTERA: APOIDEA). Washington: Smithsonian, 1974. 4to. iii + 17 pp. Illus. from tables, figures and photos. Smithsonian Institute of Zoology. No. 168. Card covers. A very good copy. $ 8.50

Hurd, Paul D., Jr. & E. Gorton Linsley. THE PRINCIPAL LARREA BEES OF THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES (HYMENOPTERA: APOIDEA). Washington: Smithsonian, 1975. 4to. iii + 74 pp. Illus. from maps and tables. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. No. 193. Card covers. A very good copy. $12.50

Hurd, Paul D. Jr. & E. Gorton Linsley. PARASITIC BEES OF THE GENUS HOLCOPASITES ASHMEAD (HYMENOPTERA: APOIDEA). Washington: Smithsonian, 1972. 4to. 41 pp. Illus. from drawings. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. No. 114. Card covers. A very good copy. $ 8.50

Kaston, B.J. HOW TO KNOW THE SPIDERS. Pictured Key Nature Series. Dubuque: Wm C. Brown, 1972. Second edition. 8vo. x+290 pp. Illus from line drawings througout. Card covers. Spiral binding. A little used, still very good. $45.00

Klots, Alexander B. A FIELD GUIDE TO THE BUTTERFLIES of North America, East of the Great Plains. Peterson Field Guide Series. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., (1951). Recent reprint. Cr. 8vo. xvi+349 pp. 23 plates, many in colour. Illus from photos and drawings. Pictorial card covers. Lightly used, a near fine copy. $14.00

Layberry, Ross, A., Peter W. Hall & J. Donald Lafontaine THE BUTTERFLIES OF CANADA. Toronto: University of Toronto, 1998. 4to. viii+280 pp. 32 pp of plates from photos, distribution maps throughout. Pictorial card cover. Soft curl to bottom corner of top cover, else near fine. $25.00

Matsuda, Ryuichi. THE INSECTS AND ARACHNIDS OF CANADA. Part 3. The Aradidae of Canada. Hemiptera: Aradidae. Ottawa: Dept. of Agriculture, 1977. 8vo. 116 pp. Illus. from photos, drawings & maps. Card covers. Crease to top cover. Back cover bruised also affecting last 30 pages. A good tight copy. $20.00

Meeuse, B. J. D. THE STORY OF POLLINATION. N.Y. Ronald Press (1961). 8vo x+243 pp. Illus from photographs, line drawings and colour plates from paintings by Hilda Kern; map. Maroon cloth. Index and bibliography. Ink name on front free endpaper and extremities rubbed, else about fine. A lovely and fascinating book. $30.00

Muesebeck, Krombein, Townes, a.o. United States Department of Agriculture. HYMENOPTERA OF AMERICA NORTH OF MEXICO. Synoptic Catalog. Washington: Government Printing Office, (1951-1967). 3 vols. (Main vol + 2 supplements). 8vo. 1420; 305; 584 pp. Folding map. Tan cloth. Ink name on front free endpapers of all volumes. Vol. 1 hinge started and 2" tear to partially detatched rear free endpaper, else very good. $ 125.00

Oster, George F. & Edward O. Wilson. CASTE AND ECOLOGY IN THE SOCIAL INSECTS. Princeton: Princeton University Pr., 1978. 8vo. xv + 352 pp. Figures in text; colour frontis. Green cloth. About fine in like dustwrapper. $30.00

Pain, Nesta. GRASSBLADE JUNGLE. London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1957. Cr 8vo, 207. Headpieces by Rosamund Seymour. A little bumped but very good in like d/w. $20.00

Preston-Mafham, Ken. GRASSHOPPERS AND MANTIDS OF THE WORLD. N.Y.: Facts on File, (1990). 8vo. 192 pp. Illus. from diagrams and photos; many in colour. Burgundy paper boards. Fine in like dustwrapper. $20.00

Riotte, J.C.E. ANNOTATED LIST OF ONTARIO LEPIDOPTERA. Toronto; ROM, 1992. 8vo. viii+208 pp. Maps. Card covers. Institution rubber stamp, else fine. $ 17.50

Robinson, Harold. A MONOGRAPHIC STUDY OF THE MEXICAN SPECIES OF ENLINIA (DIPTERA:DOLICHOPODIDAE). Washington: Smithsonian, 1969. 8vo. 62 pp. Drawings in text. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. No. 25. Card covers. A very good copy. $ 10.00

Robinson, Harold. BREDIN-ARCHBOLD-SMITHSONIAN BIOLOGICAL SURVEY OF DOMINICA. The Family Dolichopodidae with Some Related Antillean and Panamanian Species (Diptera). Washington: Smithsonian, 1975. 4to. iii + 141 pp. Illus from drawings. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. No. 185. Card covers. A very good copy. $ 16.50

Salmon, Michael A., Peter Marren and Basil Harley. THE AURELIAN LEGACY. British Butterflies and Their Collectors. Berkeley: University of California Pr., 2000. 4to. 432 pp. 41 colour plates. Ilus throughout from photos, portraits and drawings. Pictorial endpapers. Blue cloth. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 25.00

Schmid-Hempel, Paul. PARASITES IN SOCIAL INSECTS. Princeton: Princeton University Press, (1998). 8vo. xi+409 pp. Illus from photos, maps, charts and tables. Khaki cloth. Fine in like dustwrapper. $20.00

Schmid, Michael and Bradford M. Endicott MARIPOSAS DE VENEZUELA. Spanish - English Edition. Caracus, 1968. Sm oblong 4to. xi+68pp. 132 species illus in colour; drawings. Pictorial boards. Ink inscription on front free endpaper, else very good. $40.00

Schneck, Marcus. BUTTERFLIES. How to Identify and Attract Them to Your Garden. Emmaus: Rodale Pr., (1990). Sm. 4to. 160 pp. Illus from colour photos, drawings and distribution maps. Blue boards. Near fine in like dustwrapper. Features 250 North American butterflies with detailed information on wingspan, habitat, flight, and life cycle, plus maps showing where to observe them. $20.00

Scullen, Herman A. REVIEW OF THE GENUS CERCERIS LATREILLE IN MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA (HYMENOPTERA: SPHECIDAE). Washington: Smithsonian, 1972. 4to. iii +121 pp. Illus. from maps and drawings. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. No. 110. Card covers. Spine rubbed, else very good. $ 15.00

Shiraki, Tokuichi. FRUITFLIES OF THE RYUKYU ISLANDS. Washington: Smithsonian, 1968. Museum Bulletin 263 4to. 104 pp. Illus from drawings. Card covers. Some wear and corners bumped; a good copy. $ 15.00

Spilman, T.J. BREDIN-ARCHBOLD-SMITHSONIAN BIOLOGICAL SURVEY OF DOMINICA: Bostrichidae, Inopeplidae, Lagriidae, Lyctidae, Lymexylonidae, Melandryidae, Monommidae, Rhipiceridae, and Rhipiphoridae (Coleoptera). Washington: Smithsonian, 1971. Contributions to Zoology Number 70. 4to. 10 pp. Illus from table and drawings. Printed card covers. A very good copy. $5.00

Stone, Alan. BREDIN-ARCHBOLD-SMITHSONIAN BIOLOGICAL SURVEY OF DOMINICA: THE MOSQUITOES OF DOMINICA (DIPTERA: CULICIDAE). Washington: Smithsonian, 1969. 4to. 8 pp. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. No. 16. Card covers. A very good copy. $ 6.50

Taber, Stephen Welton. THE WORLD OF HARVESTER ANTS. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, (1998). 8vo. xvii+213 pp. Illus from photos, drawings and distribution maps. Red cloth. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $20.00

Tilden, James W. & Arthur Clayton Smith. A FIELD GUIDE TO WESTERN BUTTERFLIES. The Peterson Field Guide Series. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. Cr. 8vo. xii + 370 pp. Illus. from photos, drawings & maps. Pictorial stiff card covers. A near fine copy. $ 12.50

Traub, Robert. SIPHONAPTERA FROM CENTRAL AMERICA AND MEXICO. A Morphological Study of the Aedeagus with Descriptions of New Genera and Species. Chicago: Natural History Museum, 1950. 4to 127 pp + 54 plates. Illus from line drawings of flea anatomy. Grey printed wrappers. Minor rubbing to spine tips. A very good copy. $22.50

Triplehorn, Charles A. A REVIEW OF THE GENUS ZOPERUS OF THE WORLD (COLEOPTERA: TENEBRIONIDAE). Washington: Smithsonian, 1972. 4to. 24 pp. Illus from photos. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. No. 108. Errata slip laid in. Card covers. Very good. $ 7.50 

Triplehorn, Charles A. REVISION OF DIAPERINI OF AMERICA NORTH OF MEXICO WITH NOTES ON EXTRALIMITAL SPECIES. (COLEOPTERA: TENEBRIONIDAE). Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1965. 8vo. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. No. 3515. Vol. 117. Pages 349- 458. 7 pp. of plates. Wraps. A very good copy. $ 17.50

Walker, E.M. THE ODONATA OF THE CANADIAN CORDILLERA. Victoria, B.C.: Banfield, 1927. Lrg 8vo. 16 pp. Stapled wraps. A very good copy with light wear to exremities. $ 25.00

Waldbauer, Gilbert. INSECTS THROUGH THE SEASONS. Cambridge MA: Harvard University, 1996. 8vo. xiii + 289 pp. Illus. from line drawings. Half cloth and paper boards. Fine in like d/w. $17.50

Winston, Mark L. FROM WHERE I SIT. Essays on Bees, Beekeeping, and Science. Ithaca: Cornell University Pr., 1998. 8vo. x+171 pp. Green cloth. About fine. $15.00

Winston, Mark L. THE BIOLOGY OF THE HONEY BEE. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 1987. 8vo. viii+281pp. Figures in text. Grey cloth. Ink name/date on front free endpaper. Light soiling to edges, else a very good used copy in dustwrapper with dampstaining to top edge or rear panel. $ 20.00

Worth, C. Brooke. OF MOSQUITOES, MOTHS, AND MICE. NY: Norton, (1972). 8vo. 258 pp. 8 pp of plates from photos; tables and charts. Green cloth. About fine in dustwrapper with light rubbing to top edge and a 1" tear to top of rear panel. An entomologist investigates animals and insects at his farm in Cape May County, N.J. $ 15.00

Young, Frank N. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMERICAN BIDESSINI (COLEOPTERA: DYTISCIDAE-HYDROPORINAE). Washington: Smithsonian, 1969. 4to. 5 pp. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. No. 33. Card covers. Small abrasion to top cover, else very good. $ 5.00 

Youssef, Nabil N. TOPOGRAPHY OF THE CEPHALIC MUSCULATURE AND NERVOUS SYSTEM OF THE HONEY BEE APIS MELLIFERA LINNAEUS. Washington: Smithsonian, 1971. 4to. iii + 54 pp. Illus from drawings. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. No. 99. Card covers. A very good copy. $ 8.00