Keep Your Garden Happy and Healthy with Garden Bugs & Insects of the Southwest

How many times have you seen a bug in your garden and wondered, “What in the world is that?” Garden Bugs & Insects of the Southwest by Jaret C. Daniels provides an easy and fun way to identify common garden pollinators, pests, and aesthetically pleasing visitors. It features more than 120 insects and arthropods commonly seen in gardens of the southwestern United States. 

Insects & Bugs Southwest

Designed for ease of use, the tabbed booklet is organized by group for quick identification. Narrow your choices by group, and view just a few creepy-crawlies at a time. The professional photographs showcase more than 100 species.

With its brightly colored flowers, rich soil, and delicious nectar, the garden landscape is a bug’s paradise. It attracts the ones we want to see―like bees, butterflies, and lady beetles―but also the ones we don’t, such as grasshoppers, spider mites, and snails. Keep this convenient guide to garden bugs and insects close at hand. 

Written by acclaimed author and expert entomologist Jaret C. Daniels, Garden Bugs & Insects of the Southwest features only species found in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, west Oklahoma, west Texas, and Utah. 

So get Garden Bugs & Insects of the Southwest and learn to keep your garden happy and healthy. Improve your identification skills and find out what to do about the bugs you see.

About the author: Jaret C. Daniels, Ph.D., is a professional nature photographer, author, native plant enthusiast, and entomologist at the University of Florida, specializing in insect ecology and conservation. He has authored numerous scientific papers, popular articles, and books on gardening, wildlife conservation, insects, and butterflies, including butterfly field guides for Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Ohio, and Michigan. His other books include Backyard Bugs and Our Love of Bees. Jaret lives in Gainesville, Florida, with his wife, Stephanie.

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