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New Book By Dr. Art Evans: Beetles of Eastern North America

Dr. Art Evans, our favorite entomologist who teams up with 88.9 WCVE Public Radio producer Steve Clark for “What’s Bugging You?” has written a landmark new book for beginning beetle enthusiasts and serious natural historians. Beetles of Eastern North America features the engaging and informative insights of noted beetle expert Arthur Evans and includes 1,500 stunning color images by some of the best insect photographers in North America. Evan’s book is a comprehensive full-color guide to the remarkably diverse beetles of the United States and Canada east of the Mississippi River. The book covers 1,406 species in all 115 families in the region and is the first of its type guide in more than forty years.

Vassili Belov, contributing editor to, describes Evan’s book as “Serious but user-friendly. The book strikes the right balance between scientific rigor and accessibility. To say I am impressed is an understatement.” Beetles of Eastern North America is a culmination of 6 years of research and writing for Dr. Evans and provides essential information on beetle anatomy, reproduction, development, natural history, behavior, and conservation. The book also includes tips on where and when to find beetles: how to photograph, collect, and identify them; and how to keep beetles alive in the classroom. The larger format of the book makes excellent use of the photos for identification and includes an illustrated key to the most common beetle families.

Join us for Dr. Evans book signing party on Friday, May 23, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Stir Crazy Cafe in Richmond, Virginia. For more information on the book, please visit Princeton University Press. Be sure to follow Dr. Art Evans on Facebook.

Arthur V. Evans is an entomologist, author, lecturer, photographer, and broadcaster. He has written and co-written many books, including An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles, the Field Guide to Beetles of California, and the National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America.

Click here to learn more about “What’s Bugging You?”.

Audio by 88.9 WCVE Public Radio Producer, Steve Clark and Dr. Art Evans from “What’s Bugging You?”