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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 5 mm 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.
The biology of Mosquitoes, volume 3 : transmission of viruses and interactions with bacteria.Artist/Author: Clements, Alan Neville.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us. With an introduction that provides a timely review of the first major development in mosquito taxonomy for several decades, this volume contains two parts. Part one covers the interactions between mosquitoes and viruses and the transmission of arboviruses to their vertebrate hosts. While part two looks at the symbiotic interactions between mosquitoes and bacteria.
The biology of Mosquitoes, volume one: development, nutrition and reproduction.Artist/Author: Clements, Alan Neville.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us. Print on demand title. A detailed account of the embryology, growth and metamophosis of mosquitoes, the nutrition of larvae and adults, and egg production by the adult females. Physiological adaptations of larvae to their aquatic environment are also described.
[Contents] Aspects of genetics; embryology; the egg shell; larval feeding; larval nutrition, excretion and respiration; osmotic and ionic regulation; growth and development; metamorphosis; the circulatory system; the endocrine system and hormones; adult food and feeding mechanisms; the salivary glands and their secretions; structure of the adult alimentary canal; adult digestion; adult energy metabolism; adult diuresis, excretion and defaecation; structure of the gonads and gonoducts; spermatogenesis and the structure of spermatozoa; oogenesis; vitellogenesis; hormonal regulation of ovarian development in anautogenous mosquitoes; nutrition and fertility of anautogenous mosquitoes; autogeny.
Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West: The Photographic GuideArtist/Author: Paulson, D.
Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West is the first fully illustrated field guide to all 348 species of dragonflies and damselflies in western North America. Dragonflies and damselflies are large, stunningly beautiful insects, as readily observable as birds and butterflies. This unique guide makes identifying them easy – its compact size and user-friendly design make it the only guide you need in the field.
Every species is generously illustrated with full-colour photographs and a distribution map, and structural features are illustrated where they aid in-hand identification. Detailed species accounts include information on size, distribution, flight season, similar species, habitat, and natural history. Dennis Paulson’s introduction provides an essential primer on the biology, natural history, and conservation of these important and fascinating insects, along with helpful tips on how to observe and photograph them.
The Complete Field Guide to Stick and Leaf Insects of AustraliaArtist/Author: Brock, Paul D. and Jack W Hasenpusch.
Australia has a rich diversity of phasmids – otherwise known as stick and leaf insects. Most of them are endemic, few have been studied and new species continue to be found. Stick insects are, by far, Australia’s longest insects – some of them reach up to 300 mm in body length, or more than half a metre if you include their outstretched legs. Many stick insects are very colourful, and some have quite elaborate, defensive behaviour. Increasingly they are being kept as pets.
This is the first book on Australian phasmids for nearly 200 years and covers all known stick and leaf insects. It includes photographs of all species, notes on their ecology and biology as well as identification keys suitable for novices or professionals.
Pictorial Atlas of Australasian Culicoides Wings (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae).Artist/Author: Dyce, Alan L. et al.
Biting midges such as some Culicoides species can be a public health or veterinary problem, as vectors of disease or as the cause of severe discomfort, especially in coastal areas. This pictorial atlas presents 292 wing photographs of 145 described and 120 undescribed species of Culicoides biting midges from the Australasian biogeographic region. For 16 species, photographs of intraspecific pattern variants are included, some of them rare in collections. The atlas provides a species checklist for Australasian Culicoides and a guide to specific differences in wing patterns, venation and the distribution and form of macrotrichia. Morphometric data for described species are tabled to aid confirmation of the identity of slide-mounted specimens. The practical application of this Atlas is enhanced by the inclusion of photographs of the recognised undescribed species workers may encounter.
The European families of the Diptera: identification, diagnosis, biology.Artist/Author: Oosterbroek, Pjotr.
Presents an identification key and family descriptions of all 132 families of Diptera (midges, mosquitoes, gnats, true flies) occurring in Europe. It is written by a well-known Dutch specialist, in collaboration with over 30 European dipterists.
For the extensive identification key a new combination of important characters is employed, enabling relatively easy identification of families which are aberrant or traditionally considered difficult to identify. Over 600 line drawings are included to illustrate characters and families. Apart from the key, the book includes an extensive chapter on terminology. Information on systematics and the number of genera and species in Europe, a survey of the main characters, a summary of the biology and of the pertaining identification literature is included for all families.
Field guide to grasshoppers, katydids, and crickets of the United States.Artist/Author: Capinera, John L. et al.
This field guide introduces readers to the biology, behaviour, and ecological significance of one of the most obvious (abundant, large, and colorful) and important (ecologically and economically significant) insect groups in North America, the order Orthoptera. A simple, illustrated identification guide assists the reader in distinguishing among the various groups and narrows down the options to expedite identification. The book treats more than a third of the species found in the United States and Canada in brief, easy-to-understand sections that provide information on distribution, identification, ecology, and similar species. Distribution maps accompany each profile, and 206 species are pictured in color. Black-and-white drawings highlight distinguishing characteristics of some of the more difficult-to-identify species. Sonograms provide a graphic representation of the insects’ distinctive sounds, which may be heard on Thomas J. Walker’s website (http://buzz.ifas.ufl.edu). Also available in hardcover, POA.
A Guide to the Dragonflies of Borneo: Their Identification and BiologyArtist/Author: Orr, A.G.
The first guide to Borneo’s dragonflies and the most comprehensively illustrated account of any large tropical dragonfly fauna yet published. Species are figured by photographs, generally taken in nature, and half-wing coloured drawings. Many are figured by both methods. About 60% of known species are shown, including almost all the distinctive and common species likely to be encountered by a casual visitor. Particular attention is given to the identification of the common but difficult medium-sized red dragonflies of which there are several. The text augments the illustrations and provides useful information on biology.
Introductory chapters discuss structure and general biology, ecology and conservation, faunistics and biogeography and collecting techniques and photography. There is a complete and up to date checklist. Illustrated keys to families of adults give the reader an understanding of the structures used in classifying dragonflies and augment the usefulness of the illustrations of entire insects. Main larval forms are shown.
A Guide to Australian Grasshoppers and LocustsArtist/Author: Rentz, D.C.F., R.C. Lewis, Y.N. Su and M.S. Upton
This book provides the user with a means to identify adults and nymphs of a little less than half the 750 known species of Australian grasshoppers in two families (Pyrgomorphidae and Acrididae). The introduction provides details on grasshopper habits, biology, habitats, collecting, rearing, preserving as well as an illustrated key to the major groups. The body comprises photographs of grasshoppers in nature and characteristic structural features necessary for identification. Concise notes on habitats and related species, literature references when available, and a distribution map are provided. Includes a bibliography and appendices covering such subjects as organizations and photography.
A Key to Victorian Nymphs of Leptoperla (Plecoptera: Gripopterygidae)Artist/Author: Tsyrlin, Edward.
Identification guide no. 38.
Tettigoniidae of Australia, volume two: the Austrosaginae, Zaprochilinae and Phasmodinae.Artist/Author: Rentz, D.C.F.Add to cart