A Unique Guide to Insects of North America

This is the cover for the book. Click on it for a larger view.


Whap! "What the heck was that?. . . Gross! I'll have to clean the windshield; the wipers are just smearing it everywhere." Sound familiar? You have just had a close encounter with one of the many species of insects in the United States. Everyday thousands upon thousands of people experience this event while driving their automobiles up and down highways. To find out more about the book, click here INTRODUCTION for the Intro and here FORMAT for the format of the book.

Here is a poem by a friend of mine:

Whether you're traveling distances near or far,
Keep your eyes peeled for THAT GUNK ON YOUR CAR!

Remember those insects you put in a jar? Now they have become THAT GUNK ON YOUR CAR!

When bugs on your windshield are seeing stars, Open your book called THAT GUNK ON YOUR CAR!

If you want to know what those bug splats are, Refer to your book THAT GUNK ON YOUR CAR!

Joan M. McCarthy

Ordering Info & Some Sample Insects and Splats

Below, I have placed a few drawings of insects (along with their splats) that you will hit on the road. If you would like a copy of this book, please ask for THAT GUNK ON YOUR CAR at your local bookstore (ISBN # is 0-89815-961-X and it is published by Ten Speed Press). Or you can order it directly through Ten Speed Press at 1-800-841-2665).

My address is MARK HOSTETLER, 1612 N. Chippewa Drive, Chandler, AZ 85224 USA.

If you have any questions, please call me at 1-602-855-9340.

Orders for Bookstore

If you are ordering for a bookstore, click here BOOKSTORE.

Please email me if you have any questions

The Horse Fly

A typical horse fly (Tabanus americanus). Click here SPLAT for an image of its splat.

The Lovebug

A typical lovebug (Plecia spp.). Click here SPLAT for an image of its splat.

Return to the Arthur R. Marshall Lab or THE HOME PAGE OF HOS.


Play the game of bug splats!

Take a look at NPR's CarTalk page - That Gunk Is featured!

Forgotten Pollinators Learn about our most important insect pollinators!

A cool site about grasshoppers!

Auto Exit Wow! Everything you would want to know about cars is at this site!

Entomology Laboratory Insect info from an entomology laboratory at North Dakota University!

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