A Field Guide to Insects in Australia
|By||Paul Zborowski and Ross Storey|
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Book Size||27 x 157 x 216 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||Reed New Holland|
|Release Date||1 Jul 2017|
|Subject Classification||The natural world, country life & pets / Wildlife: general interest / Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders|
Whether you're an amateur insect enthusiast, a student or an entomologist, this completely revised new edition of A Field Guide to Insects in Australia will help you to identify insects from all the major groups. With more photographs, species and up-to-date information, it will enable you to differentiate between a dragonfly and a damselfly or a cricket and a grasshopper. You'll find cockroaches, termites, praying mantises, beetles, cicadas, moths, butterflies, ants, bees and many more. More than 600 colour photographs show the insects in their natural habitats, while more than 50 line drawings clearly illustrate the differences where identification is tricky.
Paul Zborowski is an entomologist and photographer based in Canberra. He has studied and photographed insect behaviour around the world and now concentrates on maintaining a macro photo collection which can be visited at www.close-up-photolibrary.com. Paul has revised this edition and continued the legacy of his esteemed friend and colleague, Ross Storey.
Ross Storey spent most of his professional life studying, collecting and curating insects for the University of Queensland and the Queensland Department of Primary Industries. He described many new species and wrote scientific papers, especially on native dung beetles, on which he is a recognised world authority. Before his death in 2008, he worked as a taxonomist and curator of the QDPI's Mareeba insect collection, one of Australia's premier collections of tropical insects.
Paul Zborowski is a qualified entomologist with over 25 years experience of field based study of insects and related creatures in habitats all over the world's tropics. This practical knowledge is available on a consultancy basis to documentary film makers - providing a location search, subject behaviour & capture, and studio and field set design and building. Paul has worked with diverse film crews from the BBC Bristol Wildlife Unit, NHK TV and Tokyo TV of Japan, Discovery Channel of America, Wildvisuals and Quest of Australia, and produces reference, field guides and children’s books.