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Green Guide to Insects of AustraliaArtist/Author: Zborowski, Paul.
Behavioural insights, action photography and your questions answered.
The Australian Green Guides have been created for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages. The most commonly asked questions are answered with particular emphasis on fascinating behavioural insights into both common and unusual creatures. The pages are alive with entertaining and informative text accompanied by exciting action photography.
Oecophorine Genera of Australia (volume three): the Barea Group and Unplaced Genera (Lepidoptera Oecophoridae).Artist/Author: Common, I.F.B.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, volume eight.
This volume completes the revision of the oecophorine genera of Australia, a subfamily which has diversified enormously in this country and today represents some 20% of the Australian lepidoptera.
The generic revision of the Australian Oecophorinae, continued in this third volume, includes the large Barea group of genera, the small Tisobarica group, some genera previously omitted in the first two volumes from the Wingia and Chezala groups, and some miscellaneous genera of unknown relationship. This volume deals with 96 genera, 73 of which are referred to the Barea group, two to the Tisobarica group, four to the Wingia and Chezala groups, and 17 to the group of unplaced genera. As in the first two volumes, nearly all of the genera are endemic.
An account of the morphology of each genus is provided, including the genitalia of both sexes, illustrated by 772 photographs of mounted and live adults and genitalia of type species or representative species, SEMs of the heads of most of the type species, as well as line drawings of the wing venation. The species referred to each genus are given, with full synonymy, original references, label data and repositories of the primary types; where necessary, lectotypes are designated. Available up-to-date information on the distribution, biology and host relationships of the larvae is provided, as well as a key to the genera of the Barea group
Pheidole in the new world: a dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus.Artist/Author: Wilson, Edward O.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us. Species of the genus Pheidole are the most abundant and diverse ants of the New World and range from the northern United States to Argentina. In this richly illustrated book, Edward O. Wilson untangles its classification for the first time, characterizing all 625 known species, 341 of which are new to science, and ordering them into 19 species groups. The author’s keys and drawings, the latter showing complete body views arranged in the style of field books, allow rapid identification by anyone with an elementary understanding of entomology. In presenting all of Pheidole, the book covers one-fifth of the known ant species of the Western Hemisphere, including many of the commonest forms.
Wilson also summarizes our knowledge of the natural history of each species, much of it previously unpublished. In addition, he provides a general account of hyperdiversity, confirming that it is not a statistical artifact but a genuine biological phenomenon that can best be understood by detailed analyses of groups of organisms such as the Pheidole ants.
An important innovation in this book is the inclusion of a CD-ROM containing high-resolution digital images of the type specimens. The CD-ROM is designed to allow quick retrieval of information such as known range, group membership, measurements, and color. The CD-ROM thus will be useful in creating “instant” field guides, comparison charts, and local checklists.
Tettigoniidae of Australia, volume two: the Austrosaginae, Zaprochilinae and Phasmodinae.Artist/Author: Rentz, D.C.F.Add to cart
Zoological catalogue of Australia [volume 31, part six] Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea, Papilionoidea.Artist/Author: Edwards, E.D. et al, editors.
This volume thoroughly details and catalogues all the Australian butterflies found on mainland Australia and the near offshore islands. Included are details of the type designations of all 507 available generic names, of type data for the 1004 available species group names and of nomenclatural changes and changes in taxonomic status for most of the 136 valid genera, 400 species and 371 subspecies.
The natural history of bumblebees: a sourcebook for investigations.Artist/Author: Kearns, Carol A. and James D. Thomson.
Packed with information on bumblebee colonies, bee honeypots, bee development, foraging behaviour, as well as instructions for maintaining bumblebees in captivity, this lively and colourful book also includes an easy-to-use photographic field guide to aid in the identification of over fifty species of North American bumblebee. Also available in hardcover.
Zygaenid moths of Australia: revision of the Zygaenidae of Australia (Procridinae: Artonini)Artist/Author: Tarmann, Gerhard M.
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, volume nine. The Zygaenidae are a family of day-flying moths with an unusual biology, they are capable of releasing prussic acid. All Australian species belong to the subfamily Procridinae (commonly known as foresters) and many of these feature iridescent green colours or a wasp-like look. This is the first study of the Australian fauna of these attractive and biologically interesting moths.
In this volume their beauty is captured larger-than-life in 112 finely detailed portraits by acclaimed artist Frantiek Gregor, setting a new benchmark for moth illustrations. Comprehensive general chapters discuss zygaenid morphology, biology, phylogeny and classification, with considerable new information of world-wide relevance.
The book then provides in-depth treatments of the 11 genera and 43 species present in Australia, including 4 genera and 22 species new to science. It features keys to genera and species, photos of genitalia of both sexes and other diagnostic structures, and distribution maps for all species. Additionally, there are 8 pages of colour photographs and over 400 photos of microscopic structures, including more than a hundred spectacular scanning electron micrographs.
Butterflies: ecology and evolution taking flight.Artist/Author: Boggs, Carol L. et al, editors.
In Butterflies: ecology and evolution taking flight, the world’s leading experts synthesize current knowledge of butterflies to show how the study of these fascinating creatures as model systems can lead to deeper understanding of ecological and evolutionary patterns and processes in general. The twenty-six chapters are organized into broad functional areas, covering the uses of butterflies in the study of behavior, ecology, genetics and evolution, systematics, and conservation biology. Especially in the context of the current biodiversity crisis, this book shows how results found with butterflies can help us understand large, rapid changes in the world we share with them–for example, geographic distributions of some butterflies have begun to shift in response to global warming. Also available in hardcover.
Oecophorinae genera of Australia, [volume] 2. The Chezala, Philobota and Eulechria groups (Lepidoptera: Oecopheridae).Artist/Author: Common, Ian F. B.
Mongraphs of Australian Lepidoptera, volume five. This is the second of a three volume series revising the entire Australian fauna of Oecophorinae and includes three major groups of genera, the Chezala Walker, Philobota Meyrick and Eulechria Meyrick groups. This revision covers 84 genera, comprising 854 named, and approximately 800 unnamed species with descriptions of male and female genitalia, morphology and detailed information on distribution, biology and host plant associations.
Solitary wasps: behaviour and natural history.Artist/Author: O'Neill, Kevin M.
Topics covered include: classification, foraging and nesting behaviours, mating and parental strategies, thermoregulation, natural enemies, defensive strategies, and directions for future research.
Preliminary keys for the identification of Australian mayfly nymphs of the family Leptophlebiidae.Artist/Author: Dean, Jean C.
Identification guide no. 20.
Fire ants.Artist/Author: Taber, Stephen Welton.
In this authoritative book, five economically important species take center stage. These are the red imported fire ant, the black imported fire ant, the tropical fire ant, the southern fire ant, and the golden fire ant. A general introduction and a history of their invasion of North America open the door to additional chapters on natural history, origin and evolution, animals that share the fire ants’ nest, the mixed successes of chemical control, and natural enemies and the hopes for biocontrol. Also examined are the pros and cons of fire ants, their medical importance, and suggestions for future research. The appendices list all known fire ant species and explain how to prepare, preserve, and identify every known species occurring in the United States.Well written and enhanced by an extensive glossary, a thorough bibliography of scientific literature, and more than one hundred photographs, maps, and drawings.