Insects and Invertebrates

Everything for the amateur or serious entomologist. From colourful visual Identification charts to titles devoted to specific families of Lepidoptera and Microlepidoptera. Atlases on ground beetles, a title on the habits and lifestyles of earthworms and a title on moth traps and how to use them. Illustrated guides and photographic guides to help you discover these fascinating creatures that share our world.



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BEETLES Of Eastern North America   layout image

by Arthur V Evans

Extensive introductory sections provide essential information on beetle anatomy, reproduction, development, natural history, behaviour, and conservation. Also included are tips on where and when to find beetles; how to photograph, collect, and rear beetles; and how to contribute to research. Each family and species account presents concise and easy-to-understand information on identification, natural history, collecting, and geographic range. Organized by family, the book also includes an illustrated key to the most common beetle families, with 31 drawings that aid identification, and features current information on distribution, biology, and taxonomy not found in other guides. Colour illustrations, line drawings, 560pp. 2014

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M24338 Paperback  £24.95
ATLAS OF DRAGONFLIES IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND   layout image

edited by Steve Cham / Brian Nelson / Adrian Parr / Steve Prentice / Dave Smallshire / Pam Taylor

Covers the distribution of all 57 species of dragonfly recorded since records began, as well as analysis of the trends in status of dragonflies in Britain and Ireland since 1980, with sections on habitats, environmental factors, phenology, recording and data collection. This Atlas is more than just maps and distribution. It also contains an analysis of the trends in status of dragonflies in Britain and Ireland since 1980, with sections on habitats, environmental factors, phenology, recording and data collection. Colour photographs, distribution maps, 280pp. 2014

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M24333 Hardback  £32.00
A Comprehensive Guide to INSECTS OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND   layout image

by Paul D Brock

A comprehensive guide to Insects of Britain & Ireland - by Paul D. Brock, Scientific Associate of the Natural History Museum, London, and author of the acclaimed 'Photographic Guide to Insects of the New Forest' is the most complete guide to insects of Britain and Ireland ever produced with over 2700 full colour photographs and fully comprehensive sections on all insect groups, including flies, bees and wasps. Colour photographs, 528pp 2014

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M24330 Paperback  £28.95
The VESPOID WASPS Volume 6, Part 6 (Tiphiidae, Mutillidae, Sapygidae, Scoliidae and Vespidae) of the British Isles   layout image

by Michael E Archer

A checklist for the 45 species that have been recorded from the British Isles. Keys to the families, genera and species, together with diagnostic illustrations, are provided. Notes are given on the preparation of specimens for identification. Species profiles include information on British and overseas distribution, habitats, adult activity period, nesting characteristics, prey, host records and flowers visited. Colour photographs, line drawings, 82pp. 2014

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M24328 Paperback  £25.50
The Book of Beetles; A Life-size Guide to Six Hundred Species from around the World   layout image

by Patrice Bouchard / Arthur V Evans / Maria Lourdes Chamorro / Richard A B Leschen

More than one-fifth of all known life forms on this planet are beetles. This title takes an in depth look at 600 significant examples. Shown life size alongside an engraving offering a side or open winged view with information revealing notable characteristics, a list of related species and a diagnosis of the specimen's importance in terms of taxonomy, rarity, behaviour and scientific significance.

Illustration type: Colour photographs, Population distribution maps, 656pp. 2014

DUE SEPTEMBER 2014

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M23309 Hardback  £29.99
The Bee; A Natural History   layout image

by Noah Wilson-Rich

Eyes with more than 6,000 separate lenses, bodies so hairy that they attract pollen by static, the ability to communicate by dancing. Bee stats are endlessly engrossing, and without the bees to pollinate them, most of our crops would be dead in the field. So how did this furry little workaholic come to be so crucial to the planet?. This title answers that question and many more.

Illustration type: Colour illustrations, Colour photographs, 250pp. 2014

DUE AUGUST 2014

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M23102 Hardback  £19.99
Planet of the Bugs; Evolution and the Rise of Insects   layout image

by Scott Richard Shaw

Dinosaurs, however toothy, did not rule the earth, and neither do humans. But what were and are the true potentates of our planet? Insects, says Scott Richard Shaw, millions and millions of insect species. Starting in the shallow oceans of ancient Earth and ending in the far reaches of outer space, where, Shaw proposes, insect-like aliens may have achieved similar pre-eminence.

This title spins a sweeping account of insects' evolution from humble arthropod ancestors into the bugs we know and love (or fear and hate) today. Illustration type: Colour plates, Halftones, 256pp. 2014

DUE SEPTEMBER 2014

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M24320 Hardback  £19.50
Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Ireland   layout image

by Robert Thompson

A guide designed to encourage the identification and recording of dragonflies and damselflies in Ireland. Illustration type: Colour illustrations, Maps, Coloured photographs, 136pp. 2014

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M24303 Hardback  £20.00
The Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles) of Britain and Ireland; Oxyporinae, Steninae, Euaesthetinae, Pseudopsinae, Paederinae, Staphylininae. RES Handbook, Volume 12, Parts 7 & 8   layout image

by Derek A Lott / Roy Anderson

A second volume of identification keys to the British Staphylinidae, covering the subfamilies Oxyporinae, Steninae, Euaesthetinae, Pseudopsinae, Paederinae, Staphylininae. Illustration type: Colour photographs, Line drawings, 340pp. 2011

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M24302 Paperback  £49.00
True Weevils (Part III); Coleoptera: Curculioninae, Baridinae, Orobitidinae RES Handbook, Volume 5, Part 17d   layout image

by M G Morris

Notes on the species include characters for distinguishing the sexes and information on the biology, larval food plants, distribution within Great Britain and Ireland, and zoogeographical range. The species with current 'Red Data Book' or 'Notable' status are indicated. Illustration type: Colour photographs, B/W drawings, 136pp. 2012

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M24300 Paperback  £25.00
The Adult Trichoptera (Caddisflies) of Britain and Ireland; RES Handbook Volume 1, Part 17   layout image

by Peter Barnard / Emma Ross

The caddisflies are a cosmopolitan group of insects whose aquatic larvae are perhaps better known than their moth-like adults. There are currently 199 species known from the British Isles, out of a total of around 1400 species in Europe and over 12,000 worldwide. Although close study of the genitalia is often necessary for species identification, much progress can be made with easily observed characters such as wing patterns. Illustration type: Colour photographs, B/W drawings, 192pp. 2012

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M24299 Paperback  £29.95
Keys to Adults of the Water Beetles of Britain and Ireland (Part 2); RES Handbook, Volume 4, Part 5b   layout image

by Garth N Foster / David Bilton / Laurie E Friday

The Hydrophiloidea comprise the families Helophoridae, Georissidae, Hydrochidae, Spercheidae, and the Hydrophilidae. Most of these beetles are aquatic and this book is the second part of the RES Handbook series concerning water beetles. However, this work includes terrestrial Helophorus and many species in the subfamily Sphaeridiinae of the Hydrophilidae. Notes include characters for distinguishing the sexes, basic information on biology and collecting methods, and reviews of distributions in Ireland and in Britain, including the Channel Isles. A key to all families of aquatic beetles is appended. Illustration type: Colour photographs, B/W drawings, 126pp. 2014

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M24298 Paperback  £25.00
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