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A GUIDE TO STAG BEETLES OF AUSTRALIA - Product Details

A GUIDE TO STAG BEETLES OF AUSTRALIA
by George Hangay & Roger de Keyzer

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Catalog #3950, A-guide-to-Stag-Beetles-of-Australia

2017, 256 pages, color photos throughout. This guide is a comprehensive account of the 95 lucanid species found in Australia. It reveals their diversity and beauty, looks in detail at their morphology, habitats and ecology, and explains how to collect, keep and preserve them. Comprehensive accounts include biology, distribution, length, and description. Natural history enthusiasts and professional and amateur coleopterists alike will benefit from the use of this guide.

Most Australian stag beetles live cryptic lives. Some species spend their entire life cycle inside decaying timber or under logs sunken into the soil. Yet these active recyclers of the forest are admired by beetle-loving people worldwide. Their aesthetic appeal and the rarity of some species make them of great value to collectors: the beetles in the subfamily Lampriminae are splendidly colorful, while others show an amazing variety in male mandible size and structure.

The book features stunning images from entomologist and photographer Paul Zborowski. Paul has over 40 years’ experience of field-based study of insects and related arthropods in habitats all over the world’s tropics.  Where possible, photos illustrate live shots of species in their natural habitats.

Paperback; 5-3/4 x 8-1/2".

About the authors -
George Hangay has studied beetles in many parts of the world but has focused on the Australian fauna during the last four decades. Now retired, he worked as Chief Preparator at the Australian Museum.
Roger de Keyzer works for the NSW Environment Protection Authority and is an internationally known entomologist, specializing in stag and longicorn beetles.

3950 Hangay, A Guide to Stag Beetles of Australia

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