Books  Zoology  Invertebrates  Arthropods  Insects  Beetles (Coleoptera) 

A Guide to the Beetles of Australia

By: George Hangay and Paul Zborowski

238 pages, Col photos


Paperback | May 2010 | #184296 | ISBN-13: 9780643094871
Availability: Usually dispatched within 5 days Details
NHBS Price: £42.50 $52/€48 approx

About this book

A Guide to the Beetles of Australia provides a fascinating introduction to this huge and diverse group of insects - the Coleoptera. Beetles make up 40 per cent of all insects. The number of known beetle species in the world - more than 350 000 - is more than six times the number of all vertebrate species. New beetle species are being discovered all the time. Of the 30 000 species that may occur in Australia, only 20 000 have been scientifically described. These include around 6000 weevils (Curculionidae), 3000 scarabs, dung beetles and chafers (Scarabaeidae) and 3000 leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae).

A Guide to the Beetles of Australia highlights the enormous diversity of this unique insect Order. It emphasises the environmental role of beetles, their relationships with other plants and animals, and their importance to humans.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Beetles of Britain and Ireland, Volume 4

NHBS Price: £97.99 $120/€110 approx

Diving Beetles of the World

Pre-publication offer: £79.99 £96.99 (Save £17.00) $98/€90 approx

A Natural History of Ladybird Beetles

Pre-publication offer: £39.99 £44.99 (Save £5.00) $49/€45 approx

The Book of Beetles

NHBS Price: £29.99 $37/€34 approx