Clayton South: CSIRO Publishing, 2016. Octavo, paperback, colour photographs, line drawings.
Insects are an ever present part of our daily lives, yet, many of us can't discern an aphid from an antlion, and identifying an insect using field guides or internet searches can be daunting. This book provides readers with a range of simple strategies they can use to identify and learn more about the insects in their homes and gardens. This book guides the reader through the basics of entomology, with a step-by-step, illustrated identification key and detailed illustrations and colour photographs. Simple explanations, amusing analogies and quirky facts describe where insects live, how they grow and protect themselves, the clues they leave behind and their status as friend or foe in a way that is both interesting and easy to understand.
Gardeners, nature lovers, students, teachers, and parents and grandparents of bug-crazed kids will love this comprehensive guide to the marvellous diversity of insects that surrounds us and the miniature lives they lead.
Price: $40.00 AU