Paul D Brock
A superb publication which is essential reading for all those who want to advance their knowledge of these fascinating insects.
Topics covered in detail;
Parts 1 and 2 include structure, fascinating facts (such as longest, shortest, most dangerous etc), life history and development, defence behaviour, enemies, collecting, breeding (including trouble-shooting), preserving, taxonomic studies, important collections in Museums around the world and elaborate stories, beliefs and poems.
Part 3 outlines the major known species around the world on a regional basis, ie. Palaearctic (Britain, Europe and Mediterranean), Afro-tropical, Nearctic (USA and Canada), Neotropical, Oriental, Australian and New Zealand.
182 pages of introduction and text with 46 figures and 26 black and white plates plus an additional 40 pages of colour plates (containing 83 photographs and four drawings/paintings of insects and their habitats).
Size A5 with laminated colour Hardcover, 1999