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Ecology of insects: concepts and applications.Artist/Author: Speight, Martin et al.
Provides a balanced treatment of the theory and practice of pure and applied insect ecology. Suitable for general readers, professionals, and students of varying levels, this work offers coverage of physiological, genetic, molecular, and ecosystem aspects of insect ecology, using reference to primary literature and real world examples.
Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden: What to Grow and Conserve in the Adelaide RegionArtist/Author: Hunt, Lindsay, et al.
The book describes in full colour 40 butterflies, their food plants and nectar plants, and what to plant to attract butterflies. Also how to design a successful garden for butterfly needs with lots more information and trivia about our butterflies and plants. The focus of the book is the Adelaide region, although these are the butterflies and plants commonly found in south eastern Australia, so the information will be useful in creating butterfly friendly habitats and gardens throughout.
The butterflies are divided into the 5 families of Skippers, Swallowtails, White/Yellows, Brushfoots and Blues/Coppers, supported by photographs of all their caterpillars. Plants are divided by Trees & Mistletoes, Shrubs, Ground Covers and Grasses/Sedges with specific information on larval food plants, propagation and habitat.
A Pictorial Field Guide to the Beetles of Australia: Part two, CicindelidaeArtist/Author: Golding, Mark R.
The second part in a five part series of guides by Mark R. Golding. It details assorted beetles from around Australia and the world. See also [stock id 11628, 12203, 12322, 12505].
Ants of North America: a guide to the genera.Artist/Author: Fisher, Brian L. and Stefan P. Cover.
Ants are among the most conspicuous and the most ecologically important of insects. This identification guide introduces the fascinating and diverse ant fauna of the United States and Canada. It features an illustrated key to North American ant genera, discusses distribution patterns and explores ant ecology and natural history.
Moths of Europe, volume one: Saturnids, Lasiocampids, Hawkmoths, Tiger moths.Artist/Author: Leraut, Patrice.
Volume one of four. This guide covers around 500 moths (Lepidoptera, Heterocera) traditionally gathered under general names of Saturnids, Lasiocampids, Hawkmoths, Tiger moths, Swifts and so on. Arctiidae, Sphingidae, Lasiocampidae, Saturniidae, Endromidae, Lemoniidae, Bombycidae, Drepanidae, Axiidae, Limacodidae, Notodontidae, Lymantriidae, Brahmaeidae, Castniidae, Heterogynidae, Somabrachyidae, Cossidae, Hepialidae et Thyrididae. 3 new species are described. See volume two  and volume three .
The Bees of the World (Second Edition)Artist/Author: Michener, Charles D.
In this extensive update of his definitive reference, Charles D. Michener reveals a diverse fauna that numbers more than 17,000 species and ranges from the common honeybee to rare bees that feed on the pollen of a single type of plant. With many new facts, reclassifications, and revisions, the second edition of this book provides the most comprehensive treatment of the 1,200 genera and subgenera of the Apiformes. Included are hundreds of new references to work published since the appearance of the first edition. The book begins with extensive introductory sections that include bee evolution, classification of the various bee families, the coevolution of bees and flowering plants, nesting behaviour, differences between solitary and social bees, and the anatomy of these amazing insects. Drawing on modern studies and evidence from the fossil record, Michener reveals what the ancestral bee – the protobee – might have looked like. He also cites the major literature on bee biology and describes the need for further research on the systematics and natural history of bees, including their importance as pollinators of crops and natural vegetation. The greater part of the work consists of an unprecedented treatment of bee systematics, with keys for identification to the subgenus level. For each genus and subgenus, Michener includes a brief natural history describing geographical range, number of species, and noteworthy information pertaining to nesting or floral biology. The book is beautifully illustrated with more than 500 drawings and photographs that depict behaviour, detailed morphology, and ecology. Accented with colour plates of select bees, this book will continue to be the world’s best reference on these diverse insects.
The Sand Wasps: Natural History and BehaviorArtist/Author: Evans, Howard E. and Kevin M. O'Neill.
Providing coverage of sand-wasp tribes, this work offers a tribe-by-tribe, species by species review of studies of the Bembicinae. It is intended for those working on solitary wasps and serves as a useful reference for scientists interested in insect behavioural evolution. Howard Evans was a brilliant ethologist and systematist for whom the joy of science included lying on his belly in some remote location, digging out and diagramming a wasp’s nest. During his career, Evans described over 900 species and authored more than a dozen books, both technical and popular, on a wide range of entomological and natural history subjects. Upon his death in 2002, he left behind an unfinished manuscript, intended as an update (though not a revision) of his classic 1966 work, The Comparative Ethology and Evolution of the Sand Wasps. Kevin O’Neill, Evans’ former student and co-author, has completed and enlarged Evans’ manuscript, to provide coverage of all sand-wasp tribes in Evan’s earlier book. The result is a tribe-by-tribe, species by species review of studies of the Bembicinae that have appeared over the last four decades. The Sand Wasps: Natural History and Behavior already has been hailed by specialists as a new bible for those working on solitary wasps and an essential reference for scientists more broadly interested in insect behavioural evolution.
Insects of stored grain: a pocket reference.Artist/Author: Rees, David.
This handy pocket guide allows the non-specialist to identify major insect and arachnid pests found in stored cereal grains, grain products and grain legumes. It describes most storage pests found worldwide rather than concentrating on Australia and provides concise information on the biology, distribution, damage and economic importance of each species. Each entry contains a colour photograph and a drawing to scale. The notes for each species tell the nature of the pest or beneficial and the commodity affected; temperature and humidity conditions at which the species can survive; optimum conditions at which eggs take the shortest time to develop into adults; and maximum population growth rate per month. An appendix shows how to collect, preserve, pack and ship specimens for identification. This edition has twice as many species in it and more detail on distribution, host range and pest status than the previous edition. Short introductory sections on insect biology, principles of control and concepts of pest status evaluation have also been added. See also [stock id 20049].
A Guide to Australian MothsArtist/Author: Zborowski, Paul and Ted Edwards.
This highly illustrated guide showcases our remarkable moths and features striking colour photographs of moths in their natural habitat. It introduces their biology, behaviour and environmental importance and describes the 82 families of moths found in Australia. Particular emphasis is given to the most commonly observed or eye-catching species. Curious facts about the more unusual aspects of moth biology are a feature of the text. These include details on day-flying species, camouflage, moths that mimic wasps, larvae with stinging hairs, aquatic groups with larvae that possess gills, the iconic wichetty grubs and bogong moths, the giant tailed Hercules moths of northern Queensland (one of the largest moths in the world, with a wingspan of over 25 cm), moths that release hydrocyanic acid in their defense, even moths that produce ultrasound calls that bats learn to associate with a bad taste. This book emphasises the environmental role of moths, their relationships with other plants and animals and their importance to humans while providing a fascinating introduction to the wide range of moths found in Australia.
Bolton’s catalogue of the ants of the world, 1758-2005.Artist/Author: Bolton, Barry, et al.
Barry Bolton’s “New General Catalogue of the Ants of the World”, published in 1995, was the first attempt in more than one hundred years to collect all taxonomic decisions for ants worldwide, including extinct as well as extant taxa. One reviewer said of it, “There is no longer an excuse for nomenclatural mistakes, since all past decisions are recorded here. All future revisions will use this reference as a point of departure.” Now, Gary Alpert, Philip Ward, and Piotr Naskrecki have joined Bolton to produce a completely updated and even more comprehensive edition of Bolton’s monumental work. The new edition incorporates all taxonomic papers – from 1758 through 2005 – on 14,550 species and subspecies of ants. The CD allows every valid species name to be linked to the primary taxonomic citation and to all subsequent taxonomic literature that is relevant. As was true of the earlier edition, both fossil and living ants are covered from the species level up through the subgenus, genus, tribe and subfamily rank. Each species description also records the caste – worker, queen, male, soldier, or minor worker – which was described, along with the page number and any illustrations. Ant larvae descriptions and chromosome papers can be searched within the data set. The ant’s type locality on a country-by-country basis can also be queried from this catalogue.
A Pictorial Field Guide to the Beetles of Australia: Part one, StigmoderiniArtist/Author: Golding, Mark R.
Part one of a five part series of guides by Mark R. Golding. It details assorted beetles from around Australia and the world. See also [stock id 11950, 12203, 12322, 12505].
World ButterfliesArtist/Author: d'Abrera, Bernard.
A handy guide to the identification of the True Butterflies (Papilionoidea) of the world at least to genus level. This work contains an introductory section that contains information about the biology of the butterfly, life history, migration, distribution, insect diseases, classification, aberrations and more. This gorgeous book is a handy guide to the identification of the True Butterflies (Papilionoidea) of the world at least to genus level. It is a condensed version of the Concise atlas of butterflies of the world (published in 2001). All known butterfly families are represented. An introductory section contains information about the biology of the butterfly, life history, migration, distribution, insect diseases, classification, aberrations and more. The main part of the book consists of 144 plates with more than 6400 accurate colour illustrations at approximately 60 per cent of natural size. At least one species for most of the known genera is shown. The most up-to date taxonomy was used in the brief, authoritative text that accompanies each plate, showing the number of known species in the genus and the distributions of the species. The book is arranged according to 5 faunal regions, and follows as closely as possible the taxonomic sequences within those faunal regions. Beautifully produced, this book is an indispensable quick reference for any serious butterfly enthusiast.