Reed Concise Guide Insects of Australia
|Paperback / softback
|120 x 90 x 15 mm (H x W x D)
|Reed New Holland
|30 Jan 2020
|The natural world, country life & pets / Wildlife: general interest / Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders
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.
Based in Canberra, Paul Zborowski is an entomologist and photographer who spends his time researching and illustrating invertebrates in Australia and in other locations around the world. He has a passion for presenting the macro details of nature to a wide audience and has written and illustrated 12 nature books using the resources of his image bank, www.close-up-photolibrary.com. He is a field-based scientist, spending long periods undertaking research in the field, and is also a sometimes teacher, both of science and photography.