An introduction to the science of entomology for beginners, with collecting hints, brief descriptions of common insects, and instructions for using the identification keys formulated by the author. This is not a handbook for advanced students as the author presupposes no knowledge of scientific nomenclature -- the order, family, genus and specie names are not used except in a few cases. The main orders are covered --grasshoppers, cockroaches, termites, lice, dragonflies, net-winged insects, scorpion-flies, butterflies and moths, beetles, ants, bees and wasps, flies and fleas, etc. Instructions for collecting, killing and mounting insects are detailed and the chapter on general anatomy and life cycles of the insect class provides a starting point for closer examination of specific types. Four full-color plates and drawings by E.B.S. Logier, an index and bibliography are included.