A Guide to Stag Beetles of Australia by George Hangay,Roger de Keyzer

By George Hangay,Roger de Keyzer

such a lot Australian stag beetles dwell secretive lives, spending nearly all of their existence cycle within decaying bushes or less than logs sunken within the soil. but those energetic recyclers of the wooded area are trendy by means of beetle-loving humans all over the world. Their aesthetic attraction and the rarity of a few species lead them to of serious price to creditors: the beetles within the subfamily Lampriminae are wonderfully vibrant, whereas others exhibit an awesome style in male mandible measurement and structure.
A advisor to Stag Beetles of Australia is a complete account of the ninety five lucanid species present in Australia. This ebook unearths their range and wonder, seems intimately at their morphology, habitats and ecology, and explains the way to acquire, hold and defend them. average historical past fanatics and beginner coleopterists alike will enjoy the use of this consultant.
The publication good points a few lovely photos from entomologist and photographer Paul Zborowski. Paul has over forty years' adventure of field-based research of bugs and comparable creatures in habitats everywhere in the world.

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