Submitted to: Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/15/2006
Publication Date: 6/30/2006
Citation: Nickle, D.A. 2006. Book review: Field Guide to Grasshoppers, Katydids, and Crickets of the United States. By John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott, and Thomas J. Walker. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 108:743-746. (189506: June 30, 2006)
Interpretive Summary: N/A
Technical Abstract: Grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids are easily recognized important components of our insect fauna. Many species are pests of rangeland crops and ornamental plants. Many species are useful as laboratory species to evaluate pesticide efficacy and aspects of behavior that cannot be easily evaluated in smaller organisms. This book review evaluates a field guide of most of the most important and/or most commonly occurring species of grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids of the United States. User groups to benefit from reading this book include researchers on rangeland grasshopper and katydid pest control, scientists in basic biology of insects, and specialists studying these particular groups.