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Tiger Beetles of Africa: Geographical Guide to the family Cicindelidae Vol. 1

by Strunc, V.

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  • Catalogue No : 56586
  • ISBN : 9788090798045
  • Published : 2024
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 336
  • Publisher : Vectris
  • Illustrations : col photos

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This unique pictorial guide aims to introduce these amazing predators of the insect world to all nature lovers. This book is the first in a series of books on tiger beetles organized by zoo area. The book introduces the Afrotropical region – the area of Africa, Madagascar and adjacent islands. The Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Australian and Oriental regions will follow.

The guide will help you get acquainted with 42 genera / 36 subgenera and approximately 298 species/subspecies of the family Cicindelidae of the Afrotropical region.

The book also offers a comprehensive list of all species living in Africa in the introduction, carefully structured according to Jürgen Wiesner’s expert classifications. (Checklist of the Tiger Beetles of the World, 2nd Edition. December 2020).

One or more representative species of each genus and subgenus are illustrated in the book with large photographs, accompanied by information on sex, size, place of origin and a map of the countries of distribution.

You’ll find invaluable information on sex, size, place of origin, rarity and distribution maps for each fascinating creature. Every species is presented in an ultra-high-resolution top view close-up at 450LPI – so vivid that you’ll feel like you’re right there with them! UV inks on glossy chalk paper make these images truly pop off the page. Illustrations of some species have never been published before.

An enthralling source of illustrated identification for professional and amateur entomologists alike. Its topicality and diverse range of species make it indispensable for researchers too.

Tiger beetles are among those predatory insects that captivate thousands worldwide – their allure irresistible to photographers and nature observers alike. Embark on this remarkable exploration today and uncover the hidden wonders of these extraordinary insect predators!

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