Hello, I wish that I had kept my entomological taxonomy texts. In the last few years (10 or so still a few) I have mentally reached for them so many times that I've lost count. Does anybody have any good recommendations for favorite guide/taxonomy. Technical is much better than not. the popular guides frustrate me with the dumbed-down descriptions and exclusive use of photographs for identification. We use Butterflies of Cascadia by Robert Michael Pyle for butterflies. We have a fairly good guide to moths that we picked up free from Oregon State University called Macromoths of the Northwest. We use Dennis Paulson's little guide for dragonflies, Dragonflies of Washington. Each of these guides, especially Bob Pyle's, are useful in field and offer a nice balance between pure taxonomy and popular guide books. I'd like to get something for micromoths. I'm also looking for guides/ taxonomies to Hymenoptera, Diptera, Coleoptera. That's a good start. -- Natalie McNair-Huff White Rabbit Publishing -- http://www.whiterabbits.com Co-Author Insiders' Guide to the Olympic Peninsula
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