A Guide to Australian Grasshoppers and Locusts

By: Rentz, D.C.F.; Lewis, R.C.; Su, Y.N. & Upton, M.S.

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Well illustrated, large quarto, pp x, 417, pictorial laminated boards, a very good new copy in dustwrapper. Very heavy - extra postage may be required. [This book provides the user with the means to identify adults and nymphs of a little less than half the 750 known species of Australian grasshoppers in two families (Pyrgomorphidae and Acrididae) using equipment no more technical than a 10x hand lens. Easy-to-understand diagrams illustrate the morphological structures necessary to make determinations and technical terms are kept to a minimum. The introduction provides details on grasshopper habits, biology, habitats, collecting, rearing, preserving as well as an illustrated key to the major groups. The body comprises photographs of the grasshoppers in nature and characteristic structural features necessary for identification. Concise notes on habitats and related species, literature references when available, and a distribution map should provide a simple identification. Appendices contain a glossary, details on grasshopper photography and organisations one can contact for further study. A classification scheme will prove useful in arranging collections and understanding the relationships of species to one another. A bibliography lists all relevant literature references on Australian grasshoppers.]

Title: A Guide to Australian Grasshoppers and Locusts

Author Name: Rentz, D.C.F.; Lewis, R.C.; Su, Y.N. & Upton, M.S.

Categories: Entomology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, 2003

ISBN Number: 983812074X

ISBN Number 13: 9789838120746

Binding: Pictorial boards

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 009731

Keywords: australia. orthoptera.