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A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada 9780195181555

A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada

Identification, Natural History, and Distribution of the Cicindelidae

ISBN-10: 0195181557
ISBN-13: 9780195181555
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PUBLISHER: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
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Product Description: This color illustrated field and natural history guide treats all 107 known tiger beetle species found in North America above the Mexican border. Tiger beetles are among the most widely found and popular families of insects worldwide. Enabling amateur naturalists and professionals to use twoidentification methods--comparison of colored pictures to live or mounted specimens, and use of illustrated dichotomous keys--full biological accounts emphasize points for identification, behaviors, and habitats. Distribution maps show where various species and subspecies can be found. The authorspromote a new and exciting activity of insect watching as an alternative or supplement to collecting (the general feeling among "butterfliers" and dragonfly and damselfly enthusiasts). Communicating primarily through the un-refereed journal Cincindela, (Tiger Beetler) specialists themselves preferthe term, "cicindelophiles." They represent an ardent sublet of the growing number of serious amateur naturalists who invest in outdoor activities seeking and identifying birds, butterflies, dragonflies, flowering plants, and various other forms of life.

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