Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America
Book Review by Dennis D. McDonald
I bought this at my local birding store on Fern Street, One Good Tern, here in Alexandria VA. I figured if they only carried one insect guide it would be the one they thought best, and I was right. I had read all the field-guide-to-insect book reviews and had come away totally confused.
Everyone admits right from the start that you can’t possible cover all North American insects in a single portable volume so I was expecting great selectivity in whatever I chose. This one is very easy to use and to browse, and it’s packed with useful information about insect groups.
My only complaint: I’ve become spoiled by the quality of images on my iPhone 4S and I take and post a lot of nature photographs. The color illustrations in this book are good but lack the detail of a high-quality digital display. But overall this is a great field guide.