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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Bouseman  

Pen Name: John K. Bouseman

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Born: 1936

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Bouseman grew up in Savanna, Illinois. He was an entomologist for the Illinois Natural History Survey in Champaign and lived in Urbana, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bouseman was the class valedictorian of the 1954 graduating class of Savanna High School. He was an entomologist for the Illinois Natural History Survey and retired in 2003 after 45 years of service.


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Titles At Your Library

Field Guide to Butterflies of Illinois
ISBN: 1882932056

Illinois Natural History Survey. 2001

This field guide is based upon decades of research and collecting throughout the state by the authors. This comprehensive treatment of Illinois butterflies provides species accounts of the more than 90 butterflies found in the state. Each account contains a succinct discussion of the distinguishing characteristics, natural history, and protection status of each species, all illustrated by more than 300 color photographs and distribution maps. Like its predecessors, the butterfly field guide is designed to be easily carried in a vest or coat pocket with a hard cover and case binding that will stand up to the rigors of outdoor use.

Field Guide to the Silkmoths of Illinois (Manual, No. 10)
ISBN: 1882932064

Illinois Natural History Survey. 2002

In this book we treat the often spectacularly large and beautiful moths known as the imperial moths or silkmoths. Both the adults and larvae of those insects have long attracted the attention of naturalists, scientists, artists, schoolchildren, and people in general. This comprehensive treatment provides accounts of 19 species. Each account contains a concise discussion of the distinguishing characteristics and natural history of each species, all illustrated by more than 175 stunning color photographs and distribution maps.

Field Guide to the Skipper Butterflies of Illinois
ISBN: 1882932102

ILlinois Natural History Surve. 2010

The main purpose of this field guide is to enable the user to identify, to species, any skipper found within the borders of the state of Illinois. The authors also hope that the abundant references will encourage readers to sample more of the opportunities available to learn about skippers, and related topics. The skippers, classified in the superfamily Hesperioidea, and the "true butterflies" of the superfamily Papilionoidea are clearly related. There are significant differences in the anatomical characteristics - in the skippers' large head and hooked antennae, in their wing venation, and in their stout bodies with relatively short wings. The book is filled with color photos in the species accounts to aid in identification. This guide was a natural next step after our publication of Field Guide to Butterflies of Illinois and Field Guide to Silkmoths of Illinois.

Field Guide to The Sphinx Moths of Illinois
ISBN: 1882932250

University of Illinois, Illino. 2010

The Field Guide to the Sphinx Moths of Illinois is based upon decades of research and collecting throughout the state by the authors. This comprehensive treatment of Illinois Sphingidae provides detailed accounts of the 62 species of found in the state. Each account contains a succinct discussion of the distinguishing characteristics, natural history, and host plants of each species, all illustrated by hundreds of color photographs. For those interested in a more thorough treatment of the natural history of Sphinx Moths, the introduction section is replete with drawings and color photos that highlight anatomy, larvae, pupae, and classification status. Like its predecessors, the Sphinx Moth field guide is designed to be easily carried in a vest or coat pocket. It has a water-resistant laminated cover that will stand up to the rigors of outdoor use. These field guides are some of the most popular publications produced by the Survey.


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