An extensive use of color photographs makes this a fine guide for identifying insects. Spiders, bugs, moths, butterflies, beetles, bees, flies, dragonflies, grasshoppers, and many other insects are detailed in more than 700 full-color photographs visually arranged by shape and color. Descriptive text includes measurements, diagnostic details, and information on habitat, range, feeding habits, sounds or songs, flight period, web construction, life cycle, behaviors, folklore, and environmental impact. An illustrated key to the insect orders and detailed drawings of the parts of insects, spiders, and butterflies supplement this extensive coverage.
A weakness is the dependence on a single photo of each bug. Many bugs show a lot of variation between male and female and i am not runnung across any photos of the two appearances in this guide. But overall, I still believe this is a very good insect guide.