Michigan and the Great Lakes

Insects of the Great Lakes Region

Gary A. Dunn
The most comprehensive guide to insects in the Great Lakes region


The insects are the world's most amazing animals and comprise over eighty-five percent of the known animal species. Insects of the Great Lakes Region is the first comprehensive guide to document the rich and diverse insect fauna of the Great Lakes region. In Insects of the Great Lakes Region, educators, insect enthusiasts, and the general public will find high-quality, well-presented, easy-to-understand information with over 250 illustrations of the insects found in yards, gardens, fields, and forests. Among the topics discussed are the geological, biological, and entomological history of the Great Lakes region, the distributional patterns of insects in the Great Lakes region, and insect classification and identification. Appendixes guide the reader to entomological organizations, entomological periodicals, public insect collections, regulations on collecting insects from public lands in the Great Lakes region, as well as rare, threatened, and endangered insects. This guide shows the amateur entomologist everything he needs to know, from where to collect milkweed bugs to how often to feed his pet tarantula.

Gary Dunn is Executive Director and Editor, Young Entomologists' Society, Inc., International Headquarters, Lansing, Michigan.

Praise / Awards

  • "The author, a director of the international Young Entomologists' Society has written an insightful and much-needed book."
    —Roy Harvey, Chicago Books in Review
  • ". . . an introductory MUST for amateur entomologists and insect enthusiasts as well as the general public throughout the Great Lakes Region."
    Entomological News
  • "I[Gregory Dunn] illuminates God's six-legged creatures with detailed line drawings and descriptions of individual critters and their habits . . . . Informed and informative, this excellent resource is a worthy addition to the library of anyone who wants to know more about the butterflies and deer flies that inhabit Michigan outdoors."
    On-the-Town, August 1999
  • ". . . this book does a remarkable job of surveying the insect orders and families and identifying a few of the commoner species. Dunn, arguably our foremost contemporary popularizer of insects, has packed a tremendous amount of information into this book that should be on the shelf of every amateur and professional entomologist in northeastern North America."

Product Details

  • 6.135 x 9.25.
  • 336pp.
  • 236 illustrations.
Available for sale worldwide

  • Paper
  • 1996
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-06515-8

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  • $19.95 U.S.

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