California Insects

ISBN-10: 0520037820

ISBN-13: 9780520037823

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Description: California has a vast number of insect species: estimates run 30,000-35,000 or more, and even in the better known groups, new species occasionally are discovered. This volume is the first attempt in more than half a century to summarize knowledge of this rich insect fauna, and the first work ever to provide a field guide for beginning students, and the nonspecialist reader. It selects about 600 of the more characteristic kinds of insects to represent the huge variety known. Most of these are conspicuous kinds often noticed in cities or in natural areas by gardeners, hikers, fishermen, etc. For each insect, distinguishing features of its appearance, features of its biology, and its geographical distribution in California are summarized: and an illustration (photograph or drawing) is given of the adult or some other stage. California Insectswill serve as a convenient, compact introduction to the identification and understanding of these often strange and fascinating creatures. Used with other information sources cited in the text, it provides the student, collector, or naturalist a means of efficiently developing knowledge of specialized groups of insects.

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Book details

List price: $28.95
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/8/1980
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction Diversity and Distribution of the California Structure and Classification Systematic Treatment
Learning More About Insects
Glossary
Abbreviations
Index
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