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Hawkmoths of Australia: Identification, Biology and Distribution
 

Hawkmoths of Australia: Identification, Biology and Distribution (Hardback)

By Moulds, Maxwell
By Tuttle, James
By Lane, David

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Hawkmoths are large charismatic insects with highly variable and colourful larvae. Some species are specialised in their habitat preferences, but others are widespread and often encountered in gardens. However, little is known about most species, and associating the adults with t...heir larvae has previously been difficult or impossible. Hawkmoths of Australia allows identification of all of the Australian hawkmoths for the first time and treats species found on mainland Australia and all offshore islands. It presents previously undescribed life histories of nearly all species and provides a comprehensive account of hawkmoth biology, including new parasitoids and their hawkmoth hosts. Detailed drawings and photographs show the external and internal morphology of adults and immatures, and eggs, larval instars and pupa. Keys are provided for last instar larvae and pupae of the 71 species that the authors have reared. A glossary, appendices to parasitoids and larval foodplants, an extensive reference list with bibliographical notes and a comprehensive index conclude the book. The wealth of new information in this book makes it an essential reference for anyone interested in these moths. Hawkmoths of Australia is Volume 13 of the Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series. Features The first full treatment of the Australian hawkmoths, covering their identification, distributions and biology. Comprehensive life history accounts for most species, many previously unrecorded, illustrated in more than 800 colour photographs and supplemented by detailed technical descriptions. Adults of all species illustrated in colour including variants never before figured. A detailed account of natural enemies, especially of parasitoids, most previously unrecorded. Distributions accurately detailed for all species for the first time.
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ISBN 9781486302819
Published AU 1 Jan 2020
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Format Hardback
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Series Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera (part: 13)
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ISBN-13 9781486302819
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Imprint CSIRO Publishing
Published 1 Jan 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Moulds, Maxwell
By Tuttle, James
By Lane, David
Series Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera (part: 13)
Category Taxonomy & Systematics
Insects (Entomology)
Australian
Number of Pages 424
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 297mm
Dewey Code 595.78
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Sphingidae - Australia, Sphingidae - Identification - Australia
NBS Text Life Sciences: Zoology
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education

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