WBA Handbooks

The World Biodiversity Association is a non-profit Association founded in 2004 by a group of naturalists with the main objective to give a contribution to discovering and saving biodiversity in Italy and all over the world. WBA has a Scientific Committee formed by scientists, botanists and zoologists from several research institutes.

WBA was founded because today we know only a little part of the fauna and flora species living in the earth; we know of two million species, but naturalists estimate the total number is at least ten million, three quarters of them living in the tropical rainforest. Naturalists estimate that the distruction of the rain forest at the actual rate (100,000 square kilometres every year) is the cause of the extinction of tens of thousands of species annually. The Association has the aim of censusing biodiversity, through naturalistic expeditions to the areas where it is higher, and conserving biodiversity through a capillary educational activity, aimed in particular to the younger generation: teaching diversity, tolerance, the right to life for all organisms, and the respect of the natural balance.

The WBA Handbooks series so far offers field guides and identification guides to different groups of insects around the world.

Publisher: World Biodiversity Association

Forthcoming volumes in this series will be added to this page as soon as we become aware of them.

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Bombyces and Sphinges of the Alps and their Larvae, Pupae and Cocoons / Bombici e Sfingi delle Alpi: E Loro Larva, Pupe e Bozzoli
Paperback | Jul 2016 | #230710 | ISBN-13: 9788890332357
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £74.99 $94/€89 approx
European Bark and Ambrosia Beetles: Types, Characteristics and Identification of Mating Systems / Scolitidi d'Europa: Tipi, Caratteristiche e Riconoscimento dei Sistemi Riproduttivi
Paperback | Apr 2015 | #223764 | ISBN-13: 9788890332340
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £22.99 $29/€27 approx
Butterflies and Burnets of the Alps and Their Larvae, Pupae and Cocoons

Butterflies and Burnets of the Alps and Their Larvae, Pupae and Cocoons

Field / Identification Guide

Volume: 4 By: Paolo Paolucci (Author)

Publisher: World Biodiversity Association

Paperback | May 2013 | #206747 | ISBN-13: 9788890332333
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £74.99 $94/€89 approx
Mantids of the Euro-Mediterranean Area

Mantids of the Euro-Mediterranean Area

Field / Identification GuideWorld / ChecklistIdentification Key

Volume: 2 By: Roberto Battiston (Author), Luca Picciau (Author), Paolo Fontana (Author), Judith Marshall (Author)

Publisher: World Biodiversity Association

Paperback | Dec 2010 | #186333 | ISBN-13: 9788890332319
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NHBS Price: £68.99 $87/€82 approx
The Subterranean Environment / L'Ambiente Sotterraneo

The Subterranean Environment / L'Ambiente Sotterraneo

Hypogean Life, Concepts and Collecting Techniques / Vita Ipogea, Concetti e Tecniche di Raccolta

Volume: 3 By: Pier Mauro Giachino (Author), Dante Vailati (Author)

Publisher: World Biodiversity Association

Paperback | Jan 2010 | #204716 | ISBN-13: 9788890332326
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £21.99 $28/€26 approx
Grasshoppers, Locusts, Crickets and Katydids of Mexico / Chapulines, Langostas, Grillos y Esperanzas de México

Grasshoppers, Locusts, Crickets and Katydids of Mexico / Chapulines, Langostas, Grillos y Esperanzas de México

Photographic Guide / Guía Fotográfica
Field / Identification GuideWorld / ChecklistIdentification Key

Volume: 1 By: Paolo Fontana (Author), Filippo Maria Buzzetti (Author), Ricardo Mariño-Pérez (Author)

Publisher: World Biodiversity Association

Paperback | Dec 2008 | #188392 | ISBN-13: 9788890332302
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £32.50 $41/€39 approx