A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada: Identification, Natural History…

Paperback | March 24, 2015

byDavid L. Pearson, C. Barry Knisley, Daniel P. Duran

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More than 2600 species of tiger beetles are found all over the world. In North America there are 116 species of tiger beetle, divided into 153 geographically distinct races. Detailed studies of their natural history, population dynamics, communities, patterns of worldwide species richness, andtaxonomy of particular subgroups have produced much information. Tiger beetles are among the most widely investigated groups of insects, especially in terms of their ecology and geographic distribution.The first edition of A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada, published in 2005, has served as a field and natural-history guide to all known species of tiger beetles found in North America above the Mexican border. The 2nd edition is a pleasant and comprehensible handbookof the identification, distribution, natural history, and habitat details of the 116 species of tiger beetles in North America. The updated handbook provides new information including observations of seasonality, range extensions and biology, a newly developed list of common names, and twenty-fiveartistically pleasing identification color plates. The second edition of A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada provides essential information to recognize and easily identify tiger beetles for established naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

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More than 2600 species of tiger beetles are found all over the world. In North America there are 116 species of tiger beetle, divided into 153 geographically distinct races. Detailed studies of their natural history, population dynamics, communities, patterns of worldwide species richness, andtaxonomy of particular subgroups have produ...

David L. Pearson is Research Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. C. Barry Knisley is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology at Randolph-Macon College. Daniel P. Duran is affiliated with the Department of Biology at Drexel University. Charles J. Kazilek is a Research Professor at Arizona State ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.19 × 5.51 × 0.79 inPublished:March 24, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. The Magic of Tiger Beetles2. How to Recognize a Tiger Beetle3. Phylogeny and Taxonomy4. Illustrated Keys to Adult Genera and Species5. Identification of Tiger Beetle Larvae6. Species Accounts7. Ecology and Behavior8. Conservation9. Observing and Studying Tiger BeetlesSelected BibliographyChecklist of the Tiger Beetles of the United States and CanadaIndex