Stouts, Millers and Forky-Tails – Book Signing


Stouts, Millers and Forky-Tails – Book Signing

Boulder Books with Chapters Bookstore is pleased to present Peggy Dixon & Hugh Whitney, authors of Stouts, Millers and Forky-Tails: Insects of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Stouts, Millers and Forky-Tails: Insects of Newfoundland and Labrador is a field-guide organized by habitat. Each description gives key identifying features, life cycle details, as well as the specific habits and quirks that make each one worthy of study.

Stouts, millers, and forky-tails (a.k.a. deerfly, moths, and earwigs) are just three of more than 300 fascinating insects, spiders, and other arthropods profiled in this book. You’ll also meet weevils, flesh flies, aphids, dragonflies, ticks, bees, giant water bugs, and many mosquitos.

These are the creepy-crawlies in your garden and in your basement, the annoyances and the biters, the disease-carriers and the pests. But they are also the pollinators and the insect friends that are crucial to healthy ecosystems.

The pages are filled with stunning full-color photographs of each creature, from gross to gorgeous. Includes up-to-date information about each species’ distribution in this province, as well as quick hits about the latest local research, folk tales, and insect lore. Insects are the most dominant animal group on the planet. Getting to know some of this species richness is a journey every nature-lover or curious mind will enjoy.

Pick up a signed copy of this wonderful, detailed field guide and chat with the authors. “Stouts, Millers and Forky-Tails” has hit the shelves just in time for summer explorations.

About the Authors:

Peggy Dixon is an applied entomologist with Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada. Hugh Whitney is the former chief veterinary officer for Newfoundland and Labrador.

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