This is a new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to insects you will find. From wasps to beetles, discover over 550 insects, spiders and other terrestrial arthropods. Focusing on 300 of the main insect families and covering the incredible diversity of the group, clear photos, precise annotations and detailed descriptions will help you to identify different insects quickly and easily. It covers everything from chief characteristics including physical features to life-cycle, habitat and larval stages. It is perfect for nature lovers - pocket-sized so you can take it out in the wild searching for insects.
George C. McGavin, PhD., is a lecturer in Zoology at Oxford University and Assistant Curator of the Hope Entomological Collections at the Oxford University Museum. He has contributed many pieces to scientific journals, lectured widely, and has contributed extensively to the Oxford History of Natural History and The Encyclopedia of Insects. He specializes in the study of hemiptera, the interaction of insects and their host plants, and the insect faunas of tropical caves and forests. He is currently involved in the Mkomazi Ecological Research Program in northern Tanzania, which seeks to explian patterns of species distribution and diversity in order to devise and foster conservation management planning for the area. Louis N. Sorkin is an arachnologist and board--certified entomologist at the American Museum of Natural History.