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Miniature Lives: Identifying Insects in Your Home and GardenArtist/Author: Gleeson, Michelle
Miniature Lives provides a range of simple strategies that people can use to identify and learn more about the insects in their homes and gardens. Featuring a step-by-step, illustrated identification key and detailed illustrations and colour photographs, the book guides the reader through the basics of entomology (the study of insects). Simple explanations, amusing analogies and quirky facts describe where insects live, how they grow and protect themselves, the clues they leave behind and their status as friend or foe in a way that is both interesting and easy to understand.
Gardeners, nature lovers, students, teachers, and parents and grandparents of bug-crazed kids will love this comprehensive guide to the marvellous diversity of insects that surrounds us and the miniature lives they lead.
Insects of South-Eastern Australia: An Ecological and Behavioural GuideArtist/Author: Farrow, Roger
This regional insect identification Field Guide is based on feeding category and host plant. A walk in the bush reveals insects visiting flowers, patrolling the air, burrowing under bark and even biting your skin. Every insect has characteristic feeding preferences and behaviours. Insects of South-Eastern Australia is a unique field guide that uses host plants and behavioural attributes as the starting point for identifying insects. Richly illustrated with colour photographs, the different species of insects found in Australia’s temperate south-east, including plant feeders, predators, parasites and decomposers, are presented.
The guide is complemented by an introduction to the insects of the region, including their environment, classification, life history, feeding strategies and behaviour. Fascinating boxes on camouflage, mimicry and many other topics are also included throughout. Whether you are a field naturalist, entomologist or just want to know what’s in your backyard, Insects of South-Eastern Australia will help you to identify the insects most likely to be encountered, as well as understand the basics of their ecology and behaviour.
Recipient of a 2016 Whitley Award commendation for Illustrated Guide
The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia: Second EditionArtist/Author: Braby, Michael
A new edition of the bestselling guide to Australian butterflies.
As fascinating as they are beautiful, butterflies are a pleasure to watch and an important group of invertebrates to study. This second edition of the award-winning book The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia is a fully updated guide to all butterfly species on Australia’s mainland and remote islands.
Written by one of Australia’s leading lepidopterists, the book is stunningly illustrated with colour photographs, many of which are new, of each of the 435 currently recognised species. There is also a distribution map and flight chart for each species on the Australian mainland, together with information on similar species, variation, behaviour, habitat, status and larval food plants.
The introduction to the book covers adult structure, higher classification, distribution and habitats, as well as life cycle and behaviour. A new chapter on collecting and preserving butterflies is included. There is also an updated checklist of all species, a glossary, a bibliography and indexes of common and scientific names.
A Field Guide to Insects in Australia: Fourth EditionArtist/Author: Zborowski, Paul and Ross Storey
Identifies insects from all the major insect groups
Whether you’re an amateur insect enthusiast, a student or an entomologist, this completely revised new edition of A Field Guide to Insects in Australia will help you to identify insects from all the major groups. With more photographs, species and up-to-date information, it will enable you to differentiate between a dragonfly and a damselfly or a cricket and a grasshopper. You’ll find cockroaches, termites, praying mantises, beetles, cicadas, moths, butterflies, ants, bees and many more. More than 600 colour photographs show the insects in their natural habitats, while more than 50 line drawings clearly illustrate the differences where identification is tricky.
Paul Zborowski is an entomologist and photographer based in Canberra. He has studied and photographed insect behaviour around the world and now concentrates on maintaining a macro photo collection which can be visited at www.close-up-photolibrary.com. Paul has revised this edition and continued the legacy of his esteemed friend and colleague, Ross Storey.
Ross Storey spent most of his professional life studying, collecting and curating insects for the University of Queensland and the Queensland Department of Primary Industries. He described many new species and wrote scientific papers, especially on native dung beetles, on which he is a recognised world authority. Before his death in 2008, he worked as a taxonomist and curator of the QDPI’s Mareeba insect collection, one of Australia’s premier collections of tropical insects.
Identifies insects from all the major insect groups.
Field Guide to Spiders of AustraliaArtist/Author: Whyte, Robert and Greg Anderson.
This excellent field guide uses photographs of live animals to enable identification of commonly encountered spiders to the family level and, in some cases, to genus and species. Featuring over 1,300 colour photographs, it is the most comprehensive account of Australian spiders ever published. With more than two-thirds of Australian spiders yet to be scientifically described, this book sets the scene for future explorations of our extraordinary Australian fauna.
Robert Whyte is an honorary researcher in arachnology at the Queensland Museum. He is an accomplished editor, author and journalist, with skills in photography and publication design.
Greg Anderson is a biomedical research scientist and heads the Chronic Disorders Program at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane. He has travelled extensively around Australia and other parts of the world studying and photographing spiders.
• Covers all known Australian spider families and illustrated with over 1300 stunning colour photographs
• Highly accurate and vetted by experts, it contains the most up-to-date taxonomy information.
Australian native bees: a practical handbookArtist/Author: Dollin, Anne et al.
Combining the expertise of many of Australia’s leading native bee researchers, this book is a guide to observing and keeping Australia’s broad range of native bee species. It provides a wealth of advice on how you can support and enjoy our native bees, whether you’re in broad acre cropping or have a small urban backyard garden. Provides details for identifying many types of native bee as well as information on keeping them.
Australian Native Bees is part of the AgGuide series. It is brilliantly photographed and illustrated and includes 170 full-colour A4 pages.
Keeping Stingless Bee Hives for Pets, Pollination and Sugarbag HoneyArtist/Author: Tim Heard
Keeping native stingless bees is a hot topic in Australia for commercial, environmental and recreational reasons. This book allows the reader to do something about the decline of pollinators by conserving native bees.
In this book you’ll find the complete guide to native stingless bees, written by an ex-CSIRO research scientist who has spent his lifetime intimately engaged with these unique creatures. Whether you keep a hive or two in your suburban garden, or want to use multiple hives on a commercial farm, this friendly guide has you covered.
The Australian Native Bee Book describes native bees generally and provides a complete guide to keeping Australian native stingless bees. It is richly illustrated with over 500 photos, drawings and charts to increase accessibility and aid learning.
Butterflies: Identification and Life History.Artist/Author: Field, Ross P.
This guide aims to provide naturalists, bushwalkers and interested others with a detailed account of butterflies found in Victoria and beyond. Illustrates the full life-cycle of the butterfly. The latest imaging technology has been used to photograph butterfly eggs which, when magnified, reveal a spectacular and diverse array of colours and forms. Information on butterfly behaviour, biology and habitat are all covered in this fascinating book. Species descriptions are accompanied by stunning colour photographs of all the life stages of the butterfly, as well as their food plants or habitat. Although based on butterflies in Victoria, most species can be found all along the east coast of Australia. A handy checklist in the back of the book provides an instant summary of which species can be found in each state.
Wildlife of the Northern Territory: volume one, common insects.Artist/Author: Brown, Graham.
This booklet gives an introduction to the common insects, spiders, scorpions, millipedes and centipedes of the Northern Territory. It is written for tourists and locals alike who want to know more about every day “creepy crawlies”. It deals mostly with insects because they are the commonest and the largest group. The others are included because they occur in the NT and are often seen. Text is kept to a minimum and the use of scientific terms is avoided wherever possible. It is however, a simple but accurate introductory field guide to the large number of Northern Territory species. See also stock id .
Australian insects: a natural history.Artist/Author: Brunet, Bert.
In this new updated edition, chapters include: an insect’s body; life cycles; wings and flight; behaviour and survival; habits and habitats; collection and observation; pseudo insects; primitive wingless insects; primitive winged insects; and modern winged insects.
A Guide to the Katydids of AustraliaArtist/Author: Rentz, David.
Explores this diverse group of insects from the family Tettigoniidae, which comprises more than 1000 species in Australia, including Norfolk and Lord Howe islands. It highlights their relationships to plants, humans and the environment, and includes colour photographs of many species.
Australian katydids are among the most commonly seen Australian insects. Most are spectacularly colourful and have highly photogenic adaptive shapes. They are masters of deception in imitating twigs, bark, leaves and stems and other insects. A few are brightly coloured and are distasteful to predators. They range in size from about 5mm to well over 90 mm. They occur all over Australia in most habitats. Katydids continue to be research subjects in many university curricula. Students are studying their behaviour, acoustical physiology and ecology.
Australian katydids are organised in a single family, the Tettigoniidae. This family comprises about 2000 species in Australia. The family is conveniently divided into very recognisable subfamilies which are separated into tribes. These are all very recognisable units and are a natural way to organise a book.
Wings: an introduction to Tasmania’s winged insects.Artist/Author: Daley, Elizabeth.
An introduction to Tasmania’s winged insects. Featuring more than 600 photographs, this guide covers over 350 different insects and provides information on their life cycle, distribution, habitat and food preferences. An essential reference for students, teacher, bushwalkers, farmers and anyone with an interest in Tasmania’s fascinating insect fauna.