Charley Eisemanis creating guides to little-known herbivorous insects
You will also get access to a new installment of the leafminer guide every three months. If you are interested in getting the whole thing, be aware that it will take 4.5 years at this rate.
You will also get access to a new installment of the leafminer guide every two months. It will take 3 years to get the whole first edition at this rate.
At this level you will get access to a new installment every month, and will have the whole first edition by June 2019.
About Charley Eiseman
Before I begin releasing the second edition in monthly installments, I plan to spend a good chunk of 2019 conducting additional leafminer surveys and finishing up a number of scientific papers that will be cited in the book. These papers will document new observations for various groups of leaf-mining beetles, flies, and moths, including descriptions of new species. (I have so far coauthored 45 species of leaf and stem miners, including ten in a paper that is currently in press; the rest are summarized here.) I also hope to make progress on some papers about hymenopteran parasitoids of leafminers.
In addition, I am excited to get started on my new project: a complete guide to North American sawfly larvae. Like Leafminers of North America, it will be organized by host plant, with an introductory section giving an overview of the different groups of sawflies and their natural history.
I will post an update here when I have determined my schedule for releasing the sawfly guide and the second edition of the leafminer guide, but in the meantime, any new patrons will begin receiving the first edition of Leafminers of North America in monthly installments. I would work on these projects full-time if I didn't have to worry about income, so your support at any level would be most appreciated. Thank you for your interest!