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Live foodArtist/Author: Bruse, Frank, Wolfgang Schmidt and Micahel Meyer.
Part of the Edition Chimaira Basics series. Terrarium animals need a healthy, balanced and varied diet. Self-cultured food insects or other live foods whose nutritional value is enriched by a proper diet and supplementation, will provide you with success in this field: suitable species include green banana cockroaches, tropical woodlouses, fruit flies, locusts, crickets or even mice. This volume details the preconditions necessary for successful culturing based upon the extensive knowledge of experienced terrarium-keepers. This will enable you to supply your animals with valuable and suitable food items, all with minimal investment.
A Guide to Beetles of BorneoArtist/Author: Bosuang, Steven, Arthur Y.C. Chung and C.L. Chan.
Borneo’s mesmerising natural biodiversity is made up of very many species, including beetles, and very many are also endemic or confined to this island. It follows that it is virtually impossible to attempt including all beetles in the present account. This pictorial guide covers more than 150 beetle species, including some of the most captivating or even inspiring forms known. To foster better awareness and showcase the high diversity of tropical beetles, we feature some large and interesting beetles as well as others commonly encountered in Borneo. More than a third of those featured in this book are endemic to Borneo.
A Guide to Lanternflies of BorneoArtist/Author: Bosuang, Steven, Cedric Audibert, Thierry Porion and C.L. Chan.
The lanternflies are strikingly attractive insects belonging to the bug family Fulgoridae, adorned with bizarre ornamentation and colours. Surprisingly, although there is a great deal of interest in collecting lanternflies worldwide, there is no general book published on these amazing insects until now.
Borneo — one of the world’s most exciting biodiversity hotspots — is renowned for its spectacular species richness residing in evergreen tropical rain forests, home also to a myriad of insects, including the lanternflies. Thus far, just 34 taxa are known from Borneo which are classified in four subfamilies, viz., Lystrinae, Amyclinae, Aphaeninae and Fulgorinae. There are too few specialists working on lanternflies, and many more new species are expected to be discovered and described in the future, so this Guide draws attention to these fascinating insects in a timely way.
Pyrops, the largest genus in the Fulgorinae in Borneo, is represented by 10 taxa (9 species and a subspecies), all having a forward and upwardly curving, protuberance on the head that also characterises the genera Datu, Saiva and Zanna (each with a solitary species known); Saiva karimbujangi and Egregia have only very short head processes. On the other hand, the genera Polydictya (7 spp.), Scamandra (6 spp.) and Penthicodes (4 spp.) do not have such a process, and Prolepta ferocula and Samsana chersonesia borneana in subfamily Amyclinae have unusually thin head processes.
In particular, our knowledge of the ecology of these insects is rather wanting. The Bornean lanternflies are found throughout the year although never as abundantly as moths and beetles. They are weak flyers and are active during the day, although at night many species are attracted to light. They are generally covered by white wax on their wings and abdomen, have sucking mouthparts and derive nutrition from the phloem of plants. Little is known of their host specificity but it is generally believed that they are non host-specific, although along north Borneo’s Kinabatangan River, they have often been found on Mata Kuching fruit trees (Dimocarpus longan ssp. malesianus). Much lanternfly mystery awaits the keen enthusiast.
Introduced Dung Beetles in Australia: A Pocket Field Guide (Third Edition)Artist/Author: Edwards, Penny, Pam Wilson and Jane Wright.
This field guide to introduced dung beetles in Australia covers all species found in Australia, including two species that have been newly introduced. Provides information for easy identification along with a distribution map. This book will enable farmers, Landcare workers and the interested public to identify and learn about the basic biology of these beetles found in cattle dung.
Our Friends the TermitesArtist/Author: Lowe, Pat.
An intriguing journey into the micro-world of one of the most maligned creatures on the planet, the termite. After years of keen observation in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, Pat Lowe shows that there is more to these industrious insects than their propensity to eat houses and furniture. Termites are the earthworms of the tropics, providing nutrients to arid soils. They have been an important food for people and other animals throughout the centuries, and their nests have been used in many human endeavours. Our Friends the Termites will enlighten anyone who has travelled through northern Australia and wondered at the strange mounds that dot the landscape. It is a fascinating and delightful read for backyard naturalists, entomologists and the simply curious.
Attracting Butterflies to your GardenArtist/Author: Clyne, Densey.
This book is for those people who want to see more butterflies fluttering into their backyards. The life cycle of 32 common Australian butterflies are featured here, together with the names of the plants on which they like to feed. There are practical ways of turning any garden, large or small, formal or informal, country or suburban, into a butterfly garden. By carefully planning your planting, you can persuade these delightful creatures to take up residence with you. This edition has been fully revised and updated, including new species and distribution maps. Stunning photographs will help you identify not only the butterflies themselves but also the caterpillars and sometimes even their eggs and pupae.
Longhorned Woodboring Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae and Disteniidae): Primary Types of the Smithsonian InstitutionArtist/Author: Lingafelter, Stephen W.et al.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us. In terms of quantity and breadth, the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of longhorned woodboring beetles is one of the most important in the world. The effort to establish and describe this collection began as early as 1889, when the Smithsonian hired its first coleopterist (who was also only the second salaried entomologist at the Institution). In the years that followed, the collection grew thanks to the work of not only Smithsonian and U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologists, but also passionate amateur coleopterists who collected thousands of beetle specimens as they traveled the world for their professional occupations and then donated their unique collections to the Smithsonian. By 1957, the collection included nearly 200,000 specimens from around the world. “Longhorned Woodboring Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae and Disteniidae): Primary Types of the Smithsonian Institution “is the first complete catalog of Coleoptera primary types housed at the Smithsonian and includes stunning full-color images of each type specimen. The product of more than a decade of curatorial research and care, it reaffirms the superior international status of this truly remarkable collection.
The Book of Beetles: A Lifesize Guide to Six Hundred of Nature’s GemsArtist/Author: Bouchard, Patrice, editor.
Boasting an extraordinary visual diversity, beetles make up more than one fifth of all known life forms on earth. This book presents 600 significant examples, selected as part of a genome program. They are shown in glorious high definition photographs, life size and in detail, alongside an engraving offering a side or open-winged view. Each profile includes a population distribution map, a table of essential information, and a commentary revealing notable characteristics, related species, and a diagnosis of the specimens importance in terms of taxonomy, rarity, behaviour, and scientific significance. Arranged taxonomically, this essential reference reveals the variety, importance and beauty of beetles.
Seeing butterflies: new perspectives on colour, patterns and mimicry.Artist/Author: Howse, Philip.
This title features superb imagery that reveals astonishing insight into the life of butterflies and moths. It features previously unrecognised examples of butterflies’ mimicry. It will appeal to biologists and artists, as well as anyone interested in wildlife and photography. You can see butterflies with new eyes through Philip Howse’s fascinating text and superb imagery. You can understand the colours and designs on their wings, and the varied and fascinating strategies of behaviour, mimicry and camouflage of the butterflies and moths in your garden, the countryside and in tropical butterfly houses. Whole chapters are devoted to commonly seen groups of butterflies, such as whites, admirals, monarchs, swallowtails, blues, peacocks and passion vine butterflies as well as hawkmoths and giant silkmoths. The superb images will inform and inspire nature-lovers, photographers, artists and scientists.
Chasing Monarchs: Migrating with the Butterflies of PassageArtist/Author: Pyle, Robert Michael.
Although no one had ever followed North American monarch butterflies on their annual southward journey to Mexico and California, in the 1990s there were certain assumptions about the nature and form of the migration. But to Robert Michael Pyle, a naturalist with long experience in monarch conservation, the assumed knowledge about the butterflies’ long journey just didn’t make sense. In the autumn of 1996 he set out to uncover the facts, and pursued the monarchs on their long, mysterious flight. This book chronicles Pyle’s 14,000 kilometre long journey to discover firsthand the secrets of the monarchs’ annual migration. Part road trip, part outdoor adventure, and part natural history study, Pyle’s book overturns old theories and provides insights both large and small regarding monarch butterflies, their biology, and their spectacular migratory travels.
Since the book’s first publication, its controversial conclusions have been fully confirmed, and monarchs are better understood than ever before.
The Afterword for this volume not only includes updated information on the myriad threats to monarch butterflies, but also various efforts under way to ensure the future of the world’s most amazing butterfly migration.
A manual for the identification of the Dragonflies and Damselflies of New Guinea, Maluku, and the Solomon Islands.Artist/Author: Michalski, John.
The first comprehensive guide to all 620 species of dragonflies of New Guinea and the neighbouring islands, which is home to ten percent of the worlds dragonfly fauna. Nearly half of the species are found nowhere else on Earth. The book includes 1275 illustrations and eight pages of color plates showing representative species and habitats, introductory sections on structure, habitat, history, collection and photography, as well as appendices discussing taxonomic questions and a full bibliography. Also included are illustrated keys to all taxa, and illustrations of larval forms where known.
Moths of Victoria: Part Five, Satin Moths and Allies, Geometroidea (A).Artist/Author: Hewish, Marilyn.
Part five in a series of ten to twelve which will cover the 2,000 species of Victorian moths. This part covers the Satin moths and allies. Part one (see stock ID 12326), part two (12327), part three (13042), part four (13697), part six (16385), part seven (16381), part eight (16379).