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Tiger beetles : the evolution, ecology, and diversity of the cicindelids

Author: David L Pearson; Alfried P Vogler
Publisher: Ithaca : Comstock Publishing Associates, 2001.
Series: Cornell series in arthropod biology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tiger beetles are one of the most obvious and ubiquitous families of any insect taxon-some 2300 species are found on nearly all the land surfaces of the earth. Their frequently showy colors, brazen  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David L Pearson; Alfried P Vogler
ISBN: 0801438829 9780801438820
OCLC Number: 46462645
Description: xiii, 333 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. How to Recognize a Tiger Beetle --
3. Classification and Evolution --
4. Species and Speciation --
5. The Genetic System of Tiger Beetles --
6. Biogeography --
7. Surviving the Elements --
8. Finding and Courting Mates --
9. Escaping and Avoiding Enemies --
10. Coping with Competitors --
11. Economics and Conservation --
12. Future Studies and Synthesis --
App. A. Observing and Collecting Tiger Beetles --
App. B. Natural History of the Major Tiger Beetle Genera of the World.
Series Title: Cornell series in arthropod biology.
Responsibility: David L. Pearson and Alfried P. Vogler.

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