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Australian Longhorn Beetles: (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) Volume 2

Australian Longhorn Beetles: (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) Volume 2 (Hardback)

By Slipinski, Adam
By Escalona, Hermes

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Longhorn Beetles - Cerambycidae are one of the most easily recognised groups of beetles, a family that worldwide encompasses over 33 000 species in 5200 genera. With over 1400 species classified in 300 genera, this is the sixth largest among 117 beetle families in Australia. Thes...e beetles often attack and kill living forest or orchard trees and develop in construction timber (like the European House borer, introduced to WA), causing serious damage. Virtually all Cerambycidae feed on living or dead plant tissues and play a significant role in all terrestrial environments where plants are found. Larvae often utilise damaged or dead trees for their development, and through feeding on rotten wood form an important element of the saproxylic fauna, speeding energy circulation in these habitats. Many species are listed as quarantine pests because of their destructive role to the timber industry. This second of three volumes on Australian Longhorn Beetles covers the taxonomy of genera of the Cerambycinae, with comments on natural history and morphology. One hundred and forty-two Cerambycinae genera are diagnosed and described, an illustrated key to their identification is provided, and images illustrate representatives of genera and of actual type specimens. A full listing of all Australian species with synonymies and bibliographic citations is also included.
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ISBN 9781486304585
Published AU 1 Jun 2016
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781486304585
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Imprint CSIRO Publishing
Published 1 Jun 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Slipinski, Adam
By Escalona, Hermes
Category Insects (Entomology)
Number of Pages 640
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 297mm
Spine: 41mm
Dewey Code 595.7648
Weight 2,320g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Cerambycidae - Australia
NBS Text Life Sciences: Zoology
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly