By: Michael Darby(Author)
353 pages, 135 colour illustrations
This is the first book on this fascinating and important group of insects in Wiltshire. It lists 1839 species with information on locations, dates and names of recorders. The colour illustrations include 125 rare and notable species as well as many that are well known in the county.
Introductory sections cover the history of beetle collecting from a cleric in the early 19th century to modern day professional entomologists, and include the pioneering work carried out at Marlborough and Dauntsey's schools. Major sites are listed and information provided about changes in the fauna. An important section covers the use of beetles in the assessment of woodland and grassland sites.
There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!
Dr Michael Darby has been the County Beetle Recorder for 16 years. He is a Council member of the British Entomological and Natural History Society and was formerly on the Council of the Royal Entomological Society. He has published many articles on beetles, and is currently Natural History Editor of Wiltshire Studies.
Your orders support book donation projects
EXCELLENT SERVICE FROM NHBS. I will continue to choose them wherever possible for future purchases. Good service deserves to be rewarded.
Search and browse over 110,000 wildlife and science products
Multi-currency. Secure worldwide shipping
Wildlife, science and conservation since 1985