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Insects of N.L.

Biology faculty author Stouts, Millers and Forky-tails

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Stouts, millers and forky-tails (a.k.a. deer flies, moths, and earwigs) are just three of more than 200 fascinating insects, spiders, and other arthropods profiled in Insects of Newfoundland and Labrador.

You’ll also meet weevils, flesh flies, aphids, dragonflies, ticks, bees, giant water bugs, and a nipper or two.

These are the creepy-crawlies in your garden and in your basement, the annoyances and the biters, the disease-carriers and the stored food pests. But they are also the pollinators and the insect friends that are crucial to Newfoundland and Labrador’s healthy water and land ecosystems.

Most dominant on the planet

Each insect description gives key identifying features and life cycle details, as well as the specific habits and quirks that make each one worthy of study. The pages are filled with stunning full-colour photographs of each creature, most in their natural habitat.

Insects are the most dominant animal group on the planet. Getting to know them is a journey every nature-lover or curious mind will enjoy. This is a book for every Newfoundlander and Labradorian fascinated by the many forms of life that surround them.

Insects of Newfoundland and Labrador: Stouts, Millers and Forky-Tails is published by Boulder Books.

Authors

Tom Chapman is a professor of entomology and head of the Department of Biology Department at Memorial University; Peggy Dixon is an entomologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in St. John’s and an adjunct professor at Memorial University. Entomologist Carolyn Parsons works with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and has an interest in organic agriculture. Hugh Whitney is the former chief veterinary officer for Newfoundland and Labrador and adjunct professor at Memorial University.

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