Coverart for item
The Resource Beetles : the natural history and diversity of Coleoptera, Stephen A. Marshall

Beetles : the natural history and diversity of Coleoptera, Stephen A. Marshall

Label
Beetles : the natural history and diversity of Coleoptera
Title
Beetles
Title remainder
the natural history and diversity of Coleoptera
Statement of responsibility
Stephen A. Marshall
Title variation
Natural history and diversity of Coleoptera
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Beetles: The Natural History and Diversity of Coleoptera, Marshall has again applied his deep knowledge of the insect world. Comprehensive and packed with 27 pages of richly illustrated keys and 4,500 color illustrations, it provides the reader with a colorful and enjoyable introduction to the natural history of a huge group of organisms, along with an overview of the diversity of fascinating families included in the group. The subject of this book is an enormous one, since the beetles, or Coleoptera, include almost 400,000 named species.Marshall opens with a description of what makes a beetle a beetle, and then introduces the natural history of the order with copious examples and explanations. -- Part one of the book includes: -- Life Histories of Beetles: Form and Function: Eggs; Larvae; Pupae, Prepupae and Cocoons; Adults; Courtship and Mating Behaviors -- Defense and Deception: Tanks, Tricks and Coleopteran; Chemical Warfare; Brilliance and Bioluminescence in the Beetles -- Freshwater and Marine Beetles: Freshwater beetles; Marine beetles -- Beetle Associations with Fungi, Dung and Carrion: Beetles and Fungi; Beetles and Dung; Beetles and Dead Bodies -- Beetles, Plants and Plant Products: Beetles and Flowers; Phytophagy and Beetle Diversity; Aposematic Beetles and Their Plant Hosts; Beetles as Agricultural and Garden Pests; Beetles and Biological Control of Weeds; Beetles and Trees -- Beetles and Other Animals: Dangerous Beetles; Coleoptera and Culture; Beetles Indoors; Rare, Endangered and Threatened Beetles; Beetles, Birds and Wild Mammals; Beetles and Other Invertebrates. -- Part two of Beetles is a guided tour of the diversity of the order, with fascinating stops for all of the world's 180 or so families of beetles as well as most of the significant subfamilies. Thousands of photos, almost all taken in the field by the author, are used to capture the range of form and function in each family, with pages of examples of the popular groups -- such as fireflies, tiger beetles, jewel beetles -- but also with unique photographs of little-known groups ranging from long-lipped beetles to the rarest rove beetles. Essential information about importance, range, behavior and biology is provided for each group, and easily used photographic keys to most families are provided for those wishing to use the book as an identification guide.The profusely illustrated keys in Beetles, linked to the unprecedented photographic coverage of the world's beetle families and subfamilies, enable readers to identify most families of beetles quickly and accurately, and to readily access information about each family as well as hundreds of distinctive genera and species.Like its companion titles, Insects and Flies, Beetles will be welcomed by the scientific, academic and naturalist communities, including the next generation of students of entomology
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marshall, S. A.
Dewey number
595.76
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL573
LC item number
.M37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beetles
  • Beetles
  • Beetles
  • Coleopterology
  • Coleopterology
  • Beetles
  • Beetles
  • NATURE / Insects & Spiders
Label
Beetles : the natural history and diversity of Coleoptera, Stephen A. Marshall
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 766-769) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part 1. Life histories, habits and habitats of beetles. Life histories of beetles : form and function -- Freshwater and marine beetles -- Beetle associations with fungi, dung and carrion -- Beetles, plants and plant products -- Beetles and other animals -- Part 2. Diversity. Origins, distribution and classification of the Coleoptera -- The "primitive" suborders -- Scirtoidea and the Staphyliniformia -- Superfamily Scarabaeoidea -- The Elateriformia -- Superfamily Bostrichoidea -- Cucujiformia, Part 1 -- Cucujiformia, Part 2 -- Cucujiformia, Part 3 -- Part 3. Studying beetles. Collecting, preserving and photographing beetles -- Identifying beetles
Control code
1029847209
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
784 pages
Isbn
9780228100690
Lccn
2018937295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1029847209
Label
Beetles : the natural history and diversity of Coleoptera, Stephen A. Marshall
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 766-769) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part 1. Life histories, habits and habitats of beetles. Life histories of beetles : form and function -- Freshwater and marine beetles -- Beetle associations with fungi, dung and carrion -- Beetles, plants and plant products -- Beetles and other animals -- Part 2. Diversity. Origins, distribution and classification of the Coleoptera -- The "primitive" suborders -- Scirtoidea and the Staphyliniformia -- Superfamily Scarabaeoidea -- The Elateriformia -- Superfamily Bostrichoidea -- Cucujiformia, Part 1 -- Cucujiformia, Part 2 -- Cucujiformia, Part 3 -- Part 3. Studying beetles. Collecting, preserving and photographing beetles -- Identifying beetles
Control code
1029847209
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
784 pages
Isbn
9780228100690
Lccn
2018937295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1029847209

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...