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Britain's Hoverflies: An Introduction to the Hoverflies of Britain

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ISBN13:

9780691156590

ISBN10:
069115659X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/7/2013
Publisher(s):
Princeton Univ Pr

Summary

Britain's Hoverfliesis a beautifully illustrated photographic field guide to all the genera of hoverflies found in Britain, focusing on the species most likely to be identified. Accessible and designed to appeal to a wide audience, the book contains more than 500 remarkable photographs exploring the various life stages of all 69 hoverfly genera and the 164 most commonly seen species. Easy-to-use species accounts highlight key identification features, including status, behavior, and habitat requirements. The book also contains distribution maps, phenology charts, and introductory chapters that examine hoverfly biology. This guide is the perfect companion for wildlife enthusiasts, professional ecologists, and anyone with an interest in this unique insect family. More than 500 remarkable photographs depict all 69 hoverfly genera and the 164 most commonly seen species in Britain that can be identified by eye or with a magnifying glass Introductory chapters explore hoverfly biology Species accounts highlight key features of each genus and species, including status, behavior, and habitat Maps and phenology charts examine hoverfly distribution A complete list of the 281 hoverfly species recorded in Britain to date with degrees of identification difficulty


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