Book Review: Gleeson M. 2016. Miniature Lives: Identifying Insects in Your Home and Garden.

John L. Capinera


Miniature Lives provides exactly what the title suggests: an introduction to insects that results in assigning a name to insects. The name may be order level or species level, or something in between, but it is usually adequate for your “home and garden” needs. There are several approaches taken by the author that make this book an unusually useful identification manual or field guide. Overall, the author cleverly provides much more information than the typical insect identification guide.


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