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Britain S Hoverflies

Author : Stuart Ball
ISBN : 9780691156590
Genre : Nature
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Britain's Hoverflies is a beautifully illustrated photographic field guide to all the genera of hoverflies found in Britain, focusing on the species most likely to be identified. Accessible and designed to appeal to a wide audience, the book contains more than 500 remarkable photographs exploring the various life stages of all 69 hoverfly genera and the 164 most commonly seen species. Easy-to-use species accounts highlight key identification features, including status, behavior, and habitat requirements. The book also contains distribution maps, phenology charts, and introductory chapters that examine hoverfly biology. This guide is the perfect companion for wildlife enthusiasts, professional ecologists, and anyone with an interest in this unique insect family. More than 500 remarkable photographs depict all 69 hoverfly genera and the 164 most commonly seen species in Britain that can be identified by eye or with a magnifying glass Introductory chapters explore hoverfly biology Species accounts highlight key features of each genus and species, including status, behavior, and habitat Maps and phenology charts examine hoverfly distribution A complete list of the 281 hoverfly species recorded in Britain to date with degrees of identification difficulty

Global Biodiversity

Author : T. Pullaiah
ISBN : 9780429946875
Genre : Nature
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This is the second volume in the new multi-volume set, Global Biodiversity.Each volume in this series covers the biodiversity of a selection of nations in particular regions of the world. The volumes discuss and summarize the available information on both wild and cultivated plants, wild and domesticated animals, and the variety of microbes of the different nations. Global Biodiversity, Volume 2: Selected Countries in Europe looks at the biodiversity of selected countries of Europe, providing an abundance of biodiversity information on Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, George, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Each chapter features a different country and is written by research scientists and conservationists. The information covers geographical status, ecosystem diversity, species diversity, genetic diversity, and conservation efforts in that particular country. The authors provide statistical data on plants, animals, and microbes of that country along with genetic diversity with the focus on crop plants/cultivated plants and domesticated animals and their wild relatives.

Field Guide To Insects Of Britain And Northern Europe

Author : Bob Gibbons
ISBN : 9781847973696
Genre : Nature
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Written by well-known naturalists and photographers, this guide will enable the easy identification of around 1,000 of the more common insects found in the region. The carefully chosen selection represents all insect groups, with a bias towards the more prominent species, so that all the butterflies, grasshoppers, crickets, damselflies and dragonflies occurring in Britain have been included. Over 700 colour photographs show the species in their natural habitats, and around 100 line-drawings clearly show important features, enabling accurate identification.

Rspb British Naturefinder

Author : Marianne Taylor
ISBN : 9781472951250
Genre : Nature
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Most wildlife books are designed to help you identify the animals you have seen. This book is different. In this new, user-friendly guide one British species is highlighted per page, and each account explains in accessible text how to find it, where to find it and how to ensure you have the most rewarding wildlife-watching experiences. Within the 'How to Find' section, author Marianne Taylor explains the best time to look for each species, its preferred habitat, and offers tips to help make your search easier or more productive. In 'Watching Tips' she advises on how to get the most from your encounter, how to observe the species at length and with luck witness its most fascinating behaviour. A colour panel indicates each species' geographical distribution on a map, including 'Super Sites' where the species is particularly abundant or regular. A calendar shows when each species is present or active in the UK to help you plan your visits to nature reserves. Colour photos serve as a reminder of each species' key identification features. In total, RSPB British Naturefinder features nearly 300 species, and it includes all British mammals, reptiles and amphibians, along with a carefully chosen selection of other British animals of interest, such as butterflies, moths, dragonflies, spiders and fishes.

Hoverflies Of Northwest Europe

Author : M.P. van Veen
ISBN : 9789004274495
Genre : Science
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Hoverflies of the Northwest Europe identifies the hoverflies of Northwest Europe and incorporates the knowledge that has been published over the past decades. The book covers 500 species - nearly two thirds of the known European syrphid fauna. The main body of the book consists of dichotomous keys to the hoverfly species, richly illustrated with drawings that show details as well as whole flies.

British Hoverflies

Author : Alan E. Stubbs
ISBN : STANFORD:36105026007307
Genre : Nature
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Provisional Atlas Of British Hoverflies Diptera Syrphidae

Author : S. G. Ball
ISBN : CORNELL:31924089517555
Genre : Hoverflies
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British Wildlife

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00965248R
Genre : Botany
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Hoverflies

Author : Francis S. Gilbert
ISBN : 1907807594
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This Naturalists’ Handbook book covers the natural history, biology and identification of the hoverfly. It will enable anyone to identify the most common hoverflies of the British Isles, providing practical guidance for methods of identification, advice on techniques and approaches to research for those wishing to plan an investigation or seeking advice on how to carry it out. The text is accompanied by clear and detailed illustrations, and references, further reading and useful addresses are included. It is a comprehensive, user-friendly resource for students, professionals, or anyone with an interest in the natural history of the hoverfly. Hoverflies are attractive, conspicuous and lively insects often seen visiting flowers. Their larvae are colourful but usually well hidden, emerging at night at feed on aphids or greenfly. They play a significant part in the biological control of crop pests. This book introduces the natural history of hoverflies with a thumbnail sketch of 42 of the species most likely to be found. It describes the biology and behaviour of the larvae, with their wide range of different diets, and discusses the tiny wasps that may parasitise them. In the adults, particular attention is paid to courtship behaviour and egg-laying, as well as flower-feeding. Selected species can be matched against the colour pictures, and their identification confirmed by a short list of critical characters. This book is a digital reprint of ISBN 0-85546-255-8 (1993). Naturalists’ Handbooks encourage and enable those interested in natural history to undertake field study, make accurate identifications and to make original contributions to research.

The Ecology Of A Garden

Author : Jennifer Owen
ISBN : 0521343356
Genre : Nature
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Many suburban gardens are recognized as being rich in wildlife. Published accounts of their natural history, however, are largely antecdotal with little quantitative basis. This is, therefore, a unique documentation of the wildlife that existed in the author's Leicestershire garden over a fifteen-year period between 1972 and 1986. After an introduction to urban wildlife, gardens, and the natural history of Leicestershire, the author describes her garden and the techniques employed for trapping, collecting, and recording of species. In total, the diversity, abundance and yearly fluctuations of 1757 species of animal and 422 species of plant were recorded. It is clear that the author views the suburban garden as an ecological habitat, and one of the most important conclusions reached by Dr. Owen is that with increasing despoliation of the countryside, gardens will have considerable significance for conservation.

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