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A Guide to the Katydids of Australia - David Rentz

A Guide to the Katydids of Australia

Paperback Published: 1st July 2010
ISBN: 9780643095540
Number Of Pages: 240

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Australian katydids are among the most commonly seen Australian insects. Most are spectacularly colorful and have highly photogenic adaptive shapes. They are masters of deception in imitating twigs, bark, leaves and stems, and other insects. A few are brightly colored and are distasteful to predators. They range in size from about 5 mm to well over 90 mm. They occur all over Australia in most habitats. Katydids continue to be research subjects in many university curricula, where students study their behavior, acoustical physiology and ecology.

A Guide to the Katydids of Australia explores this diverse group of insects from the family Tettigoniidae, which comprises about 2000 species in Australia. It covers the entire fauna, including Norfolk and Lord Howe islands, but not Christmas Island. It highlights their relationships to plants, humans and the environment, and includes color photographs of most species.

Key features
Provides an accessible guide to this most conspicuous but little-known group of insects
Highlights the environmental role with relationships to plants, humans and the environment
Gives common names as well as scientific names

Industry Reviews

"This book is especially useful for readers interested in Australian Orthoptera and libraries with a focus on Australian insects. Summing Up: Highly Recommended."--Choice

Sound and Hearing
Collection and Studying Katydids
Guide to the Species
Key to Subfamilies of Australian Katydids
List of the Tettigoniidae (Katydids) of Australia
Keeping Katydids Alive and Preservation of Specimens
Special Interest Groups and Entomological Supplies
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ISBN: 9780643095540
ISBN-10: 0643095543
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.8  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.43

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