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  • Miller, Jeffrey C.; Janzen, Daniel H.; Hallwachs, Winifred
    100 Caterpillars: portraits from the tropical forests of Costa Rica

    Edition: First edition

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006. Oblong octavo, black cloth. pp (8), 264. Colour photos. Fine in fine jacket. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46110
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  • Borror, Donald J. and Richard E. White
    A Field Guide to Insects: America North of Mexico

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, c1970. 34th printing. 16mo, card covers. pp (xii), 404. Colour and b&w illustrations, index. Fine copy. Peterson Field Guides series.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47090
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  • Evans, Arthur V.; Bellamy, Charles L.
    An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

    Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2000. Quarto, card covers with flaps. pp 298. Colour photos, b&w illustrations, index. Fine copy. "An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles is an authoritative reference in a breathtakingly beautiful volume, one that will leave every reader with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and--yes--fondness for these amazing creatures and their place in nature. In terms of numbers, beetles are the most successful creatures on earth: about 350,000 species of beetles have been described since 1758. They range from tiny to gigantic, occupy sundry habitats, and eat everything--plants, animals, and their own remains. An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles provides an engaging look at these magnificent yet poorly understood creatures and highlights the absolutely essential role…

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    Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2000. Quarto, card covers with flaps. pp 298. Colour photos, b&w illustrations, index. Fine copy. "An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles is an authoritative reference in a breathtakingly beautiful volume, one that will leave every reader with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and--yes--fondness for these amazing creatures and their place in nature. In terms of numbers, beetles are the most successful creatures on earth: about 350,000 species of beetles have been described since 1758. They range from tiny to gigantic, occupy sundry habitats, and eat everything--plants, animals, and their own remains. An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles provides an engaging look at these magnificent yet poorly understood creatures and highlights the absolutely essential role they play in the dynamics of nearly every terrestrial ecosystem on Earth. And, as this book beautifully demonstrates, the aesthetics of beetle design are amazing. The fantastic colors and shapes of these creatures warrant the gorgeous color photography lavished on them in this book." 1.5 kg parcel

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 46943
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  • Agosti, Donat - Majer, Jonathan D - Alonso, Leeanne E - Schultz, Ted R , editors
    Ants: Standard Methods for Measuring and Monitoring Biodiversity

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000. Tall octavo, card covers. pp xxii. 280pp, 43 b/w text figurs, index. Fine copy.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 46101
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  • Blackman, R. L.; Eastop, V. F.
    Aphids on the World's Crops: An Identification and Information Guide

    New York: John Wiley, 2000. Second edition. Small quarto, glossy pictorial boards. pp x, 465. 51 b&w photo plates, illustrations in text, references. Small paper loss to lower inner corner of front pastedown from removed sticker, else fine. In print at USD 456.00 (07/16). Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46098
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  • Blackman, R.L. and V.F. Eastop
    Aphids on the World's Trees: An Identification and Information Guide

    Edition: First Edition

    Wallingford, OX / Cambrdige, MA: CAB International / The Natural History Museum, 1994. Thick quarto, glossy pictorial boards. pp viii, 998. Photos, illustrations, bibliography, index. Fine copy, no owner marks. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45940
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  • Gotwald, William H.
    Army Ants: The Biology of Social Predation (Cornell Series in Arthropod Biology)

    Edition: First Edition

    Ithaca, New York: Comstock / Cornell University Press, 1995. Octavo, grey cloth. pp xviii, 302 + colour photos. Illustrated, index. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46500
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  • FRISCH, K. v., Dr. [Karl von Frisch].
    AUS DEM LEBEN DER BIENEN. Zweite Auflage. 6. bis 10. Tausend. Mit 96 Abbildungen.

    Berlin: Julius Springer, 1931. Second edition (first was in 1927). Green cloth gilt lettered. x, (160), [2, ads] pp. 96 illustrations and photos in text. Contains the author's short preface to this edition, which has slight changes and adds 5 new illustrations. Spine lightly darkened; 1932 pencil inscription to front free endpaper; book a little leaned; some foxing to the first few leaves; VG otherwise. Karl von Frisch, the important Austrian-German zoologist, is best known for his work on bees. Drawing on Pavlov's work on conditioned reflexes, he learned something about how bees saw colour, about how bees communicate with each other through a sort of dance, and how bees in flight orient themselves by the direction of the…

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    Berlin: Julius Springer, 1931. Second edition (first was in 1927). Green cloth gilt lettered. x, (160), [2, ads] pp. 96 illustrations and photos in text. Contains the author's short preface to this edition, which has slight changes and adds 5 new illustrations. Spine lightly darkened; 1932 pencil inscription to front free endpaper; book a little leaned; some foxing to the first few leaves; VG otherwise. Karl von Frisch, the important Austrian-German zoologist, is best known for his work on bees. Drawing on Pavlov's work on conditioned reflexes, he learned something about how bees saw colour, about how bees communicate with each other through a sort of dance, and how bees in flight orient themselves by the direction of the polarization of light in the sky. Text is in German. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 13885
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  • Sbordoni, Valerio; Forestiero, Saverio
    Butterflies of the World

    Buffalo, New York: Firefly Books, 1998. Quarto, yellow boards. pp 312. Colour and b&w illustrations, maps, index. A fine copy, lacking the dust jacket. Translated from the Italian. 2 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 46406
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  • GRATWICK, Marion, editor
    CROP PESTS IN THE UK: collected edition of MAFF leaflets

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1992. Tall octavo, glossy pictorial boards. pp (xiv), 490. Colour and b&w photos, index. Fine copy. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45937
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  • Abbott, John C.
    Dragonflies and Damselflies of Texas and the South-Central United States: Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico

    Edition: First printing

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005. Squarish octavo, card covers. pp viii, 344. Colour and b&w illustrations, index. Fine copy. This is the first guide to dragonflies and damselflies of the south-central United States. The book covers 263 species, representing more than half of the North American fauna. The area of coverage significantly overlaps with other regions of the country making this book a useful aid in identifying the dragonflies and damselflies in any part of the United States, Canada, or northeastern Mexico. More photographs of damselflies in North America appear here than in any other previously published work. All 85 damselfly and 178 dragonfly species found in the region are distinguished by photographs, numerous line drawings, keys, and…

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    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005. Squarish octavo, card covers. pp viii, 344. Colour and b&w illustrations, index. Fine copy. This is the first guide to dragonflies and damselflies of the south-central United States. The book covers 263 species, representing more than half of the North American fauna. The area of coverage significantly overlaps with other regions of the country making this book a useful aid in identifying the dragonflies and damselflies in any part of the United States, Canada, or northeastern Mexico. More photographs of damselflies in North America appear here than in any other previously published work. All 85 damselfly and 178 dragonfly species found in the region are distinguished by photographs, numerous line drawings, keys, and detailed descriptions to help with identifications. Features include: * Discussions of habitats, zoogeography, and seasonality * Details on dragonfly and damselfly life history and conservation * An introduction on studying and photographing dragonflies and damselflies * An entire section devoted to the external anatomy of dragonflies and damselflies * Species accounts organized by family into sections on size, regional and general distribution, flight season, identification, similar species, habitat and biology and ecology * Range maps for each species, as well as an extensive bibliography and a list of resources for further study. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 46102
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  • Resh, Vincent H. and Ring T. Cardé, editors
    Encyclopedia of Insects

    Edition: First printing

    San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 2003. Quarto, brown boards. pp (xxviii), 1266. Colour and b&w illustrations, index. Fine in fine jacket. "The Encyclopedia of Insects is a comprehensive work devoted to all aspects of insects, including their anatomy, physiology, evolution, behavior, reproduction, ecology, and disease, as well as issues of exploitation, conservation, and management. Articles provide definitive facts about all insects from aphids, beetles and butterflies to weevils and yellowjackets." In print at USD 123.00 (2017). Note: 4 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46934
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  • Gillot, Cedric
    Entomology

    New York: Plenum Press, 1991. Third printing. Tall octavo, card covers. pp xviii, 729. Illustrated, index. Ink owner name at front, else a VG clean and unworn copy, no marks in text. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 46221
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  • LANDOLT, Peter and Michel Sartori, editors
    EPHEMEROPTERA & PLECOPTERA: biology-ecology-systematics

    Fribourg, Switzerland: MTL - Mauron & Tinguely & Lachat, 1997. Octavo, printed boards with colour covers label. pp (xii), (571). Charts, maps, photos, illustrations, index. Fine copy. Edition of 700 copies. 2kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46502
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  • EXOTIC MOTHS by DUNCAN, James
    DUNCAN, James
    EXOTIC MOTHS

    Edition: First Edition

    Edinburgh / London: W.H. Lizars / Henry G. Bohn, 1852. Small octavo, leaf height 15.8 cm. pp [2], (8), (17)-229, [3] + frontispiece portrait + series title with hand colouring + 3 black & white plates + 28 colour plates (complete). Bound in half tan calf and marbled boards, spine with black and red labels, raised bands, gilt ornamentation, marbled page edges and endpapers. Broken joints internally repaired with rice paper; spine is worn, with chip across head, botom two inches lacking; 1936 ink name on front blank; plates trimmed close at top and fore edges, with loss of about 1 mm to some images; offsetting to the leaves facing the plates; externally only fair, internally clean and unworn,…

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    Edinburgh / London: W.H. Lizars / Henry G. Bohn, 1852. Small octavo, leaf height 15.8 cm. pp [2], (8), (17)-229, [3] + frontispiece portrait + series title with hand colouring + 3 black & white plates + 28 colour plates (complete). Bound in half tan calf and marbled boards, spine with black and red labels, raised bands, gilt ornamentation, marbled page edges and endpapers. Broken joints internally repaired with rice paper; spine is worn, with chip across head, botom two inches lacking; 1936 ink name on front blank; plates trimmed close at top and fore edges, with loss of about 1 mm to some images; offsetting to the leaves facing the plates; externally only fair, internally clean and unworn, plate colouring vivid, and text block now firm in the binding. Volume XXXII (Entymology) in The Naturalist's Library, under the general editorship of Sir William Jardine. Includes a portrait and life of Latreille.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39428
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  • O'Toole, Christopher, editor
    Firefly Encyclopedia of Insects and Spiders

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto & Buffalo: Firefly Books, 2002. Large quarto, blue boards. pp 240. Colour illustrations, index. Fine in fine jacket. 2 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46904
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  • Pfadt, R.E.
    Fundamentals of Applied Entomology. Third edition

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Macmillan, 1978. Octavo, black cloth without jacket, as issued. pp (xii), 798. Illustrated, index. Fine copy, no owner marks. 2 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47115
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  • Cranshaw, Whitney
    Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs (Princeton Field Guides)

    Edition: First printing

    Priceton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004. Tall squarish octavo, cloth textured card covers (durable). pp xvi, 656. Fine copy. "Garden Insects of North America is the most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the common insects and mites affecting yard and garden plants in North America. In a manner no previous book has come close to achieving, through full-color photos and concise, clear, scientifically accurate text, it describes the vast majority of species associated with shade trees and shrubs, turfgrass, flowers and ornamental plants, vegetables, and fruits--1, 420 of them, including crickets, katydids, fruit flies, mealybugs, moths, maggots, borers, aphids, ants, bees, and many, many more. For particularly abundant bugs adept at damaging garden plants, management tips are also included.…

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    Priceton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004. Tall squarish octavo, cloth textured card covers (durable). pp xvi, 656. Fine copy. "Garden Insects of North America is the most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the common insects and mites affecting yard and garden plants in North America. In a manner no previous book has come close to achieving, through full-color photos and concise, clear, scientifically accurate text, it describes the vast majority of species associated with shade trees and shrubs, turfgrass, flowers and ornamental plants, vegetables, and fruits--1, 420 of them, including crickets, katydids, fruit flies, mealybugs, moths, maggots, borers, aphids, ants, bees, and many, many more. For particularly abundant bugs adept at damaging garden plants, management tips are also included. Covering all of the continental United States and Canada, this is the definitive one-volume resource for amateur gardeners, insect lovers, and professional entomologists alike." 2.5 kg parcel.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47106
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  • SAUNDERS, William
    INSECTS INJURIOUS TO FRUITS

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1889. Second edition, corrected and enlarged (first was in 1883). Brown cloth. pp [2], 436, [2]. 440 woodcut illustrations, index. Book a bit leaned, with scratches to the front cover; partial crack to front inner hinge; erasure on front pastedown and ink name on front free endpaper; ink ownership inscription on front fly leaf of an Ontario Agricultural College student; yellowing to page edges; else a VG clean and tight copy. "William Saunders, druggist, naturalist, agriculturalist (b at Crediton, Eng 16 June 1836; d at London, Ont 13 Sept 1914). Saunders established the Experimental Farms Service (now Research Branch) of the federal Dept of Agriculture. He moved with his family from England to Canada in 1848 and…

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    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1889. Second edition, corrected and enlarged (first was in 1883). Brown cloth. pp [2], 436, [2]. 440 woodcut illustrations, index. Book a bit leaned, with scratches to the front cover; partial crack to front inner hinge; erasure on front pastedown and ink name on front free endpaper; ink ownership inscription on front fly leaf of an Ontario Agricultural College student; yellowing to page edges; else a VG clean and tight copy. "William Saunders, druggist, naturalist, agriculturalist (b at Crediton, Eng 16 June 1836; d at London, Ont 13 Sept 1914). Saunders established the Experimental Farms Service (now Research Branch) of the federal Dept of Agriculture. He moved with his family from England to Canada in 1848 and apprenticed as a druggist, opening his own store in 1855. His concern about insects attacking pharmaceutical plants led him to help found the Entomological Society of Canada in 1863."

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43977
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  • Waldbauer, Gilbert
    Insects through the Seasons

    Edition: First printing

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996. Cloth & boards. pp (xiv), (290). Illustrated, index. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47108
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