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Field Guides & Natural History  Insects & other Invertebrates  Insects  Insects: General

How to Know the Insects

Field / Identification Guide Identification Key
By: Roger G Bland(Author), HE Jaques(Author)
409 pages, 373 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Waveland Press
How to Know the Insects
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  • How to Know the Insects ISBN: 9781577666844 Edition: 3 Spiralbound May 2010 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
Price: £125.00
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About this book

Students of entomology at every level need to be able to identify and classify the insects they study. How to Know the Insects has helped generations of readers learn to do just that. The key to insect orders – the largest section of the book – uses both written text and myriad illustrations to provide identification details down to the family level as well as for common species of each family. In addition, Bland and Jaques provide accounts of insect natural history, the basic biology of each order and of most families, and extensive material in finding, collecting, and preserving insects. The handbook serves as a valuable learning tool or reference for undergraduate and graduate students of entomology, science educators, insect collectors, and anyone interested in the diversity of insects.


- How to Use This Book
- How to Collect Insects
- How to Preserve and Mount Insects
- How to Organize and Maintain an Insect Collection
- How to Observe and Rear Insects
- Where to Look for Insects
- Insect Structure and Development
- General References on Insect Biology
- Classification and Nomenclature

Key to the Orders of Adult Insects
Subclass Apterygota
      Order Protura—Proturans
      Order Diplura—Diplurans
      Order Collembola—Springtails
      Order Thysanura—Bristletails
Subclass Pterygota
      Order Ephemeroptera—Mayflies
      Order Odonata—Dragonflies and Damselflies
      Order Plecoptera—Stoneflies
      Order Orthoptera—Grasshoppers, Katydids, and Crickets
      Order Phasmida—Walkingsticks
      Order Dictyoptera—Cockroaches and Mantids
      Order Grylloblattodea—Rock Crawlers or Icebugs
      Order Dermaptera—Earwigs
      Order Embioptera—Webspinners
      Order Isoptera—Termites
      Order Zoraptera—Zorapterans
      Order Psocoptera—Psocids
      Order Mallophaga—Chewing Lice
      Order Anoplura—Sucking Lice
      Order Thysanoptera—Thrips
      Order Hemiptera—True Bugs, Cicadas, Leafhoppers, Planthoppers, Aphids, Scale Insects, and Others
      Order Coleoptera—Beetles
      Order Strepsiptera—Twistedwinged Parasites
      Order Neuroptera—Dobsonflies, Alderflies, Snakeflies, Lacewings, Antlions, Mantispids, and Others
      Order Mecoptera—Scorpionflies
      Order Trichoptera—Caddisflies
      Order Lepidoptera—Butterflies and Moths
      Order Diptera—Flies
      Order Siphonaptera—Fleas
      Order Hymenoptera—Ants, Bees, Sawflies, Wasps, and Allies

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Field / Identification Guide Identification Key
By: Roger G Bland(Author), HE Jaques(Author)
409 pages, 373 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Waveland Press
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