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By Paul Zborowski
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 192
Book Size 120 x 90 x 15 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint Reed New Holland
Release Date 30 Jan 2020
Subject Classification The natural world, country life & pets / Wildlife: general interest / Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders

A new addition to our exciting series of concise field guides. It is the ultimate keep-in-your-pocket guide to Australian bugs. It may be diminutive in size but it punches well above its weight in terms of usefulness, being packed with more than 200 images covering many of the species most likely to be encountered in Australia.

For each of the 175 species accounts there is at least one photograph for identification and a brief written account listing key ID features, ecology and behaviour.

The book covers all of the most common and widespread species likely to be encountered in Australia, including beetles, beetles, ants, butterflies, moths, dragonflies, hoverflies and grasshoppers, along with some of the more unusual species to look out for, such as Golden Stag Beetle, Cairns Birdwing and Hercules Moth.

The easy-to-use layouts and small size make the book ideal for taking on days out or walks in the bush.

It is perfect for beginners or wildlife-watchers of an intermediate level, and also for children as a first book on Australian insects.

Paul Zborowski

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.