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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
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.
$25.00                          Book Number: 46102                          Order / Enquire

Agosti, Donat - Majer, Jonathan D - Alonso, Leeanne E - Schultz, Ted R , editors
Ants: Standard Methods for Measuring and Monitoring Biodiversity
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000.
Tall octavo, card covers. pp xxii. 280pp, 43 b/w text figurs, index. Fine copy.
$12.95                          Book Number: 46101                          Order / Enquire

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.
$250.00                          Book Number: 46098                          Order / Enquire

Blackman, R.L. and V.F. Eastop
Aphids on the World's Trees: An Identification and Information Guide
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.
$175.00                          Book Number: 45940                          Order / Enquire

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.
$95.00                          Book Number: 39428                          Order / Enquire

FOOTE, Richard H., F.L. Blanc, and Allen L. Norrbom
HANDBOOK OF THE FRUIT FLIES (Diptera: Tephritidae) of America north of Mexico
Ithaca, New York: Comstock / Cornell University Press, 1993.
Quarto, maroon cloth. pp xii, 571. Illustrations, references, index. Fine copy, no owner marks.. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$29.95                          Book Number: 45942                          Order / Enquire

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 polarization of light in the sky. Text is in German. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$25.00                          Book Number: 13885                          Order / Enquire

GAGNÉ. Raymond J.
Ithaca, New York: Comstock / Cornell University Press, 1994.
Octavo, green cloth. pp (xvi), 352. Illustrated, bibliography, index. Fine copy. Dust jacket has some light soiling, else fine. Gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), though possibly the largest family of flies, are poorly known. Numerous, ubiquitous, and economically important, they have not, in Raymond Gagne's view, received the attention they deserve. Interest is growing, however, as additional species are found to be pests, pollinators, or biological control agents, and as it becomes obvious how common they are. This authoritative volume summarizes our knowledge of gall midges in the Neotropical region, an area that encompasses southern Florida, the West Indies, and the continental Americas south of the Tropic of Cancer. The first such treatment of this group, the book is a practical identification guide to the Neotropical genera and to the plant damage they cause, providing a basic reference for further research. In many ways a companion to Gagne's Plant-Feeding Gall Midges of North America (1989), it is more comprehensive in its treatment of gall midge taxonomy. The generic and tribal classification is revised with many proposed changes, and the fauna is related to that of the rest of the world. Gagne's introductory chapters include biographical sketches of those individuals who have contributed most to our knowledge of Neotropical gall midges. He also discusses classification and distribution, external anatomy and biology, and techniques for collecting, rearing, and preparing specimens for study. The heart of the book comprises two chapters. The first presents the midges themselves: identification keys to the genera, a synopsis of each genus and higher taxon, and a list of all known species from South America. The second includes keys and descriptions of galls and other damage caused by the midges, with known hosts.
$24.95                          Book Number: 46092                          Order / Enquire

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.
$35.00                          Book Number: 45937                          Order / Enquire

KLEIN, Sydney T.
Bath, England: Charles Seers, Printer, 1887.
Octavo. 18 pp, sewn, in printed paper coves. Offprint, "Reprinted from the 'Journal of Microscopy and Natural Science' January, 1887. Lacking rear cover; thin front cover has chips and tears to edges. Inscribed at top "Basil Woods (?) Smith with the Author's compliments. Klein was Hon. Secretary and Treasurer of the County of Middlesex "Natural History and Science Society". Rare. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$35.00                          Book Number: 41757                          Order / Enquire

KNOPP, Malcolm and Robert Cormier
Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 1997.
Quarto, glossy card covers. xvi,366. Colour photos, illustrations by Robert Cormier, bibliography, index. Fine copy. "This really is the new bible on mayflies...(it includes) all the latest information from anglers and professional entomologists alike. This book will be the flyfisher's key to success with all the great mayfly hatches on North American trout waters .where, when and how [mayflies] emerge and lay eggs, .the best angling tactics .and the best imitations for fishing all the life stages of these important insects". Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$19.95                          Book Number: 45948                          Order / Enquire

Michener, Charles Duncan
The Social Behavior of the Bees: A Comparative Study
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1974.
Square quarto, orange cloth and endpapers. (xii), 404 pp, illustrations and tables in text, indexed, text in double columns. Fine copy, no owner marks. Dust jacket has chips and tears, just good. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$25.00                          Book Number: 45947                          Order / Enquire

Miller, Jeffrey C.; Janzen, Daniel H.; Hallwachs, Winifred
100 Caterpillars: portraits from the tropical forests of Costa Rica
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.
$24.95                          Book Number: 46110                          Order / Enquire

QUICKE, Donald L.J.
London: Chapman & Hall, 1997.
Octavo, glossy pictorial boards. pp (xviii), 470. Photos and drawings, index, large bibliography. Tidy private owner name at front, neat ink margin ticks in bibliography section, else fine. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$150.00                          Book Number: 45939                          Order / Enquire

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."
$29.95                          Book Number: 43977                          Order / Enquire

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