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Leaf Beetles

Field / Identification GuideIdentification KeyNew

Series: Naturalists' Handbooks Volume: 34

By: David Hubble(Author)

149 pages, colour photos, b/w line drawings, colour distribution maps

Pelagic Publishing

Paperback | Jul 2017 | #235709 | ISBN-13: 9781784271503
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £19.99 $27/€23 approx

About this book

Leaf beetles are one of the largest groups of beetles, with tens of thousands of species worldwide and around 280 in Britain. They belong mainly to the family Chrysomelidae, but also to two small closely related families, the Megalopodidae and Orsodacnidae. Leaf Beetles provides a comprehensive overview with detailed and accessible coverage of the natural history, ecology and biology of leaf beetles.

Topics cover the life history of leaf beetles, biology, their environment, natural enemies and interactions with humans. There is a thorough discussion about identification of British species, including detail on the juvenile stages (eggs, larvae, pupae) and a concise key to adults. A chapter is dedicated to study techniques and materials. Leaf Beetles is illustrated throughout with colour photographs and line drawings.

Leaf beetles is a vital resource for entomology students and educators, naturalists, nature conservationists, those involved in agriculture, horticulture and the management of stored produce.


Contents

Editor's preface
Acknowledgements

1. Introduction
2. Life history
3. Leaf beetles in their environment
4. Natural enemies of leaf beetles
5. Distribution and abundance
6. Identification of adults of British and Irish leaf beetles
7. Study techniques and materials
8. Useful addresses and links
9. References and further reading

Index


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Biography

Dave Hubble is a freelance ecologist. He is the organiser of the UK's Chrysomelidae Recording Scheme and recently wrote the AIDGAP key to UK species. He also teaches Environmental Science at the Open University.

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