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A Guide to the Beetles of Australia - George Hangay

A Guide to the Beetles of Australia


Published: 12th July 2010
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"A Guide to the Beetles of Australia" is a fascinating introduction to this huge and diverse group of insects - the Coleoptera. Beetles make up 40% of all insects. The number of known beetle species in the world - more than 350,000 - is more than six times the number of all vertebrate species.New beetle species are being discovered all the time. Of the 30,000 species that may occur in Australia, only 20,000 have been scientifically described. These include around 6,000 weevils (Curculionidae), 3,000 scarabs, dung beetles and chafers (Scarabaeidae) and 3,000 leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae)."A Guide to the Beetles of Australia" highlights the enormous diversity of this unique insect Order. It emphasizes the environmental role of beetles, their relationships with other plants and animals and their importance to humans.Key features- Treats all main families of Australian beetles- Provides an introduction to beetle biology- Copiously illustrated with high quality photographs

-A book that will be useful to both amateurs and professionals, be they entomologists, coleopterists, ecologists, conservationists, or general lovers of the great natural beauty and biodiversity of beetles in the land 'Down Under'.---Robert E. Woodruff, Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Gainesville, Florida

What makes a beetle?
Reproduction and development
Food and survival
Higher taxonomy
Family descriptions
Glossary 225 Index of common names
Index of scientific names
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ISBN: 9780643094871
ISBN-10: 0643094873
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 12th July 2010
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.8  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.48