Introduction to California Beetles / Edition 1

Introduction to California Beetles / Edition 1

by Arthur V. Evans, James N. Hogue
     
 


"This is a very important work that could have only been accomplished by experts who have had a lifelong love of beetles." —David L. Wood, author of Pests of the Native California Conifers

"Any outdoorsy person who pays more than passing attention to insects will want to make room for this book in their day packs."—Michael Caterino, Santa

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"This is a very important work that could have only been accomplished by experts who have had a lifelong love of beetles." —David L. Wood, author of Pests of the Native California Conifers

"Any outdoorsy person who pays more than passing attention to insects will want to make room for this book in their day packs."—Michael Caterino, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520240346
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/29/2004
Series:
California Natural History Guides Series, #78
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.25(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1.A Brief History of Beetle Study in California
2.Form, Diversity, and Classification
3.The Lives of Beetles
4.Distribution of California Beetles
5.Beetles of Special
Interest
6.Common and Conspicuous Families of California Beetles
Ground and Tiger Beetles (Carabidae)
Whirligig Beetles (Gyrinidae)
Predaceous Diving Beetles (Dytiscidae)
Water Scavenger Beetles (Hydrophilidae)
Clown Beetles (Histeridae)
Burying and Carrion Beetles (Silphidae)
Rove Beetles (Staphylinidae)
Rain Beetles (Pleocomidae)
Scarab, Dung, May, and June Beetles and Chafers (Scarabaeidae)
Jewel or Metallic Wood-boring Beetles (Buprestidae)
Click Beetles (Elateridae)
Phengodid Beetles (Phengodidae)
Fireflies and Glowworms (Lampyridae)
Soldier Beetles (Cantharidae)
Skin Beetles (Dermestidae)
Bostrichid Beetles (Bostrichidae)
Checkered Beetles (Cleridae)
Lady Beetles (Coccinellidae)
Darkling Beetles (Tenebrionidae)
Blister Beetles (Meloidae)
Longhorned Wood-boring Beetles (Cerambycidae)
Leaf Beetles (Chrysomelidae)
Weevils and Ambrosia, Bark, or Snout Beetles (Curculionidae)

7.Studying Beetles

Checklist of North American Beetle Families
California's Sensitive Beetles
Collections, Societies, and Other Resources
Selected References

Index

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