Available May 2021
PAPERBACK | 6.5" x 9.5" | 240 pages | full color
Not unlike the wealth of wildflowers which they help to pollinate, the flower flies display a rich variety of colors and forms: from tiny ant-sized flies to large, brightly-colored mimics of wasps and hornets. This colorful group of insects has been neglected for far too long. This new field guide corrects this oversight, revealing the marvelous diversity and natural history of these beneficial insects.
In addition to descriptions and color photographs for 138 species, included in the guide are keys to several complicated genera and a complete checklist for all the recorded species known to Minnesota. Common, but commonly overlooked, learning about the flower flies in this richly illustrated book may, quite possibly, change your view of flies forever.
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