Field Guide to Beetles of California (California Natural History Guides)

Field Guide to Beetles of California (California Natural History Guides)

Arthur V. Evans

With probably 8,000 various species, beetles are simply the most important workforce of animals in California and will be came across nearly all around the nation. They grapple over flower heads, lurk in pantries, paddle via pristine mountain streams, amble over dunes, and buzz approximately porch lighting fixtures on hot evenings. yet beforehand, there has been no unmarried source for opting for the main mostly encountered beetles in California’s mountains, valleys, and deserts. This worthy box consultant, a spouse quantity to Introduction to California Beetles released in 2004, identifies greater than 500 of the state’s extra conspicuous and colourful species, with the bulk offered in lovely colour photos. Written and designed for newbie naturalists, scholars, and box biologists, it really is chock-full of what each beetle watcher desires to comprehend, together with feedback for locating beetles, beginning a beetle assortment, and maintaining beetles in captivity. The informative, accessibly written species debts contain info on beetle id, normal background, and distribution.

* positive factors three hundred colour pictures, a hundred and ten drawings, and a pair of maps

* Covers 569 species in fifty six families

* Lists California’s delicate, threatened, and endangered species

* presents assets and websites for additional examine of California beetles

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