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Common Dung Beetles in Pastures of South-eastern AustraliaArtist/Author: Tyndale-Biscoe, Marina.
The aim of this booklet is to help farmers in south-eastern Australia to identify dung beetles present on their properties, and to indicate where and how they could obtain other available species. Identifications can be done by comparison of beetles with the colour photographs. Includes distribution maps.
Insect lives: stories of mystery and romance from a hidden world.Artist/Author: Hoyt, Erich and Ted Schultz, editors.
A wonderful journey into the insect world through literature, science, art and popular culture.
The Butterflies of CanadaArtist/Author: Layberry, Ross A. et al.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us. A comprehensive guide for Canada containing descriptions of close to three hundred butterfly species, including their early stages, subspecies, key identification feature, and individual distribution maps.
Primitive Ghost Moths: Morphology and Taxonomy of the Australian Genus Fraus Walker (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae s. lat.).Artist/Author: Nielsen, E.S. and N.P. Kristensen.
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, volume one. Hepialidae (ghost moths or swifts) are, in terms of diversity and distribution, the most successful group of homoneurous primitive moths. The morphology of Fraus is described in some detail with emphasis on the adult moth, and a new interpretation of hepialid male genitalia is presented. Beyond describing and illustrating a primitive hepialid, these observations are intended to serve as reference for the study of the classification of Hepialoidea and lower Lepidoptera. In the taxonomic revision, based on more than 3000 specimens, the 25 Fraus species are described and diagnosed. The adult moths, as well as male and female genitalia, are richly illustrated, and distribution maps and flight period diagrams are provided for all species. The biology, behaviour, distribution and phylogeny are summarised and discussed.
Wisdom of the Hive: The Social Physiology of Honey Bee ColoniesArtist/Author: Seeley, Thomas D.
This book is about the inner workings of one of nature’s most complex animal societies: the honey bee colony. It describes and illustrates the results of more than fifteen years of elegant experimental studies conducted by the author. In his investigations, Thomas Seeley has sought the answer to the question of how a colony of bees is organized to gather its resources. The results of his research–including studies of the shaking signal, tremble dance, and waggle dance, and other, more subtle means by which information is exchanged among bees–offer the clearest, most detailed picture available of how a highly integrated animal society works. By showing how several thousand bees function together as an integrated whole to collect the nectar, pollen, and water that sustain the life of the hive, Seeley sheds light on one of the central puzzles of biology: how units at one level of organization can work together to form a higher-level entity. In explaining why a hive is organized the way it is, Seeley draws on the literature of molecular biology, cell biology, animal and human sociology, economics, and operations research. He compares the honey bee colony to other functionally organized groups: multicellular organisms, colonies of marine invertebrates, and human societies. All highly cooperative groups share basic problems: of allocating their members among tasks so that more urgent needs are met before less urgent ones, and of coordinating individual actions into a coherent whole. By comparing such systems in different species, Seeley argues, we can deepen our understanding of the mechanisms that make close cooperation a reality.
Killer bees: the africanized Honey Bee in the Americas.Artist/Author: Winston, Mark L.Add to cart
Butterflies of TasmaniaArtist/Author: McQuillan, Peter et al.
This beautifully illustrated book covers biology, life cycles, behaviour, food-plants, distribution, conservation and classification. All species that occur in Tasmania are discussed, many of which also occur on the Australian mainland.