By: Brian Parkinson and Don Horne
143 pages, 200 colour photos, 1 map, illus
The country's long isolation from from other land masses has led to a flowering of remarkable species including the world's heaviest insect (giant eweta) and largest weevil (giraffe weevil). This guide features more than 170 species with more than 200 colour photos.
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Naturalist Brian Parkinson is the author of a long list of books on New Zealand's flora and fauna, including the Field Guide to New Zealand Seabirds (New Holland), now in its second edition. Brian lives in Auckland. Hamilton-based Don Horne has been published in a range of books and magazines, from New Zealand Geographic to Miller's Insects of New Zealand. His spectacular macro photography also features in New Holland's Photographic Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of New Zealand (2007).
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