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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MANTIDS of the Euro-Mediterranean Area MANTIDS of the Euro-Mediterranean Area   layout image

by Roberto Battiston / Luca Picciau / Paolo Fontana / Judith Marshall

A clear, detailed tool for the study and identification of the 127 species of Mantids living in the Euro-Mediterranean area.

The first part describes the appearance of Mantids in human folklore and scientific aspects; their biology, the question of the sexual cannibalism, morphology, colouration and their life-cycles. Detailed descriptions of the most common techniques of rearing, preparation and study of external and internal morphology are presented.

The second part includes taxonomy of all the species living from the Caucasian Mountains to the Canary Islands.

Colour photographs, black and white illuistrations, 239pp. 2010

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M21230 Paperback  £58.00
ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR OF THE LADYBIRD BEETLES (Coccinellidae) ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR OF THE LADYBIRD BEETLES (Coccinellidae)   layout image

edited by Ivo Hodek / A Honek / Helmut F van Emden

This volume covers the rapid scientific developments of recent years in the understanding of coccinellid phylogeny, the semiochemicals influencing their behaviour and of molecular genetics.Recent insights in relation to intraguild predation and the assessment of the predatory impact of coccinellids are also covered. While aimed at researchers, this title is readable and appropriate for others who just have a liking for these interesting and attractive insects. 582pp. 2012

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M21217 Hardback  £120.00
GARDENS Their Hidden Life: Unnoticed Plants and Unseen Animals GARDENS Their Hidden Life: Unnoticed Plants and Unseen Animals   layout image

by Colin Spedding

Comprehensive and thoughtful analysis of the wildlife to be found right outside our back door. This book explores the garden's hidden world of life amid the grass, behind the bushes, in the trees and under stones and fallen branches and will convert a stroll around your garden into a voyage of discovery. Colour photographs, 320pp. 2012

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M21210 Hardback  £25.00
HOW NOT TO BE EATEN The Insects Fight Back HOW NOT TO BE EATEN The Insects Fight Back   layout image

by Gilbert Waldbauer

illustrated by James Nardi

Because insects outnumber and collectively outweigh all other animals combined, they comprise the largest amount of animal food available for potential consumption. How do they avoid being eaten? From masterful disguises to physical and chemical lures and traps, predatory insects have devised ingenious and bizarre methods of finding food. This title demonstrates that the relationship between the eaten and the eater is a central aspect of what goes on in the community of organisms. Line illustrations, 221pp. 2012

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M21193 Hardback  £19.95
BRITISH DRAGONFLIES A DVD guide to the dragonflies of Britain and Ireland BRITISH DRAGONFLIES A DVD guide to the dragonflies of Britain and Ireland   layout image

by Graham Sherwin

This DVD describes all the breeding and more frequent vagrant species of dragonflies on mainland Britain and Ireland (just over 30 species). Each is described with attention drawn to distribution, habitat, flight season, breeding behaviour and of course, identification and distinguishing features of immature dragonflies as well as adults. 166mins

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V60061 DVD  £18.50
BRITISH DAMSELFLIES A DVD guide to the damselflies of Britain and Ireland with an introduction to both Dragonflies and Damselflies BRITISH DAMSELFLIES A DVD guide to the damselflies of Britain and Ireland with an introduction to both Dragonflies and Damselflies   layout image

by Graham Sherwin

A DVD guide to the all of the breeding and vagrant species damselflies of Britain and Ireland (20 in total), with an introduction to both dragonflies and damselflies which describes their anatomy, life cycle and behaviour. Descriptions of all our mainland breeding, migrant and vagrant damselfly species follow and two potential visitors are included as well. Approx 150 mins

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V60060 DVD  £18.50
BUGS ON BUSHES An invertebrate name trail BUGS ON BUSHES An invertebrate name trail   layout image

by Anne & John Bebbington

A chart packed with information on a major group of invertebrate animals belonging to Phylum Arthropoda group. Provides information on identification, catching and project ideas. Colour illustrations. 2003

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M21128 Chart  £3.80
A DIPTERIST'S HANDBOOK A DIPTERIST'S HANDBOOK   layout image

edited by Peter Chandler

Provides a work of reference for everyone interested in the study of flies, both beginners and experienced dipterists. The first edition appeared in 1978, since then there have been considerable advances in knowledge of Diptera and new techniques and equipment used in their study have developed. The Handbook has been fully updated and new subjects have been added so that it has grown substantially to more than twice the size of the first edition. Colour plates, figures, 523pp. 2nd edition 2010

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M21122 Paperback  £52.00
THE WOODLOUSE NAME TRAIL A key to common woodlice THE WOODLOUSE NAME TRAIL A key to common woodlice   layout image

by Steve Hopkin

There are 37 species of woodlice in Britain and Ireland. This chart provides a simple key to the nine species of woodlice which are most likely to be encountered in gardens or in and around buildings. 2003

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M21121 Chart  £3.00
ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION OF DUNG BEETLES ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION OF DUNG BEETLES   layout image

edited by Leigh W Simmons / T James Ridsdill-Smith

Describes the evolutionary and ecological consequences of reproductive competition for scarabaeine beetles. As well as giving us an insight into the private lives of these fascinating creatures, this title shows how dung beetles can be used as model systems for improving our general understanding of broad evolutionary and ecological processes, and how they generate biological diversity, 356pp. 2011

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M21115 Hardback  £65.00
The Royal Entomological Society Book of  BRITISH INSECTS The Royal Entomological Society Book of BRITISH INSECTS   layout image

edited by Peter C Barnard

The only modern systematic account of all 558 families of British insects, covering not just the large and familiar groups that are included in popular books, but also the smallest and least known. All of the 6,000 genera of British insects are listed and indexed, along with all the family names and higher groups. Colour photographs, 383pp. 2011

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M21113 Hardback  £39.95
Ladybirds (Coccinellidae) of Britain and Ireland Ladybirds (Coccinellidae) of Britain and Ireland   layout image

by Helen Roy / Peter Brown / Robert Frost / Remy Poland

Describes the distribution of ladybirds in Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands using data collated through the Biological Records Centre Coccinellidae Recording Scheme (including the UK Ladybird Survey) since 1964. Provides information on life histories, behaviour, host plants and prey and details of ladybirds, especially their parasites. Colour photographs, distribution maps, 204pp. 2011

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M21085 Paperback  £19.50
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