Moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera) are one of the most diverse and economically important groups of insects, with approximately 157,000 species worldwide. This book establishes a definitive list of the species that occur in BC, and clarifies erroneous records in past works. It provides a knowledge baseline that will be useful to resource and conservation managers, biodiversity researchers, taxonomists, amateur collectors, and naturalists.
A tribute to an essential part of our natural and cultural environment. 24 European cases studies written by international grassland experts. Thematic chapters provide essential background information on grassland fauna, the history of agriculture, grassland communities, the relationship between grasslands and climate and opportunities to conserve these grasslands of high nature value.
Author: Jon Lewis
Release Date: 2015-03-13
This is the first part of the World Catalogue of Insects of the superfamily Yponomeutoidea following the most modern classification which updates all known changes, additions, deletions, and reassignments.
Author: George O. Poinar
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2018-05-04
This book discusses nematodes for biological of insects. The book includes the following chapters; classification of nematode, key to entomogenous nematodes, nematode groups, microorganisms associated with entomogenous nematodes, immunity to entomogenous nematodes, natural enemies of entomogenous nematodes, environmental impact of entomogenous nematodes, and future prospects.
Author: T. R. New
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-09-13
The third in a trilogy of global overviews of conservation ofdiverse and ecologically important insect groups. The first twowere Beetles in Conservation (2010) and Hymenoptera andConservation (2012). Each has different priorities andemphases that collectively summarise much of the progress andpurpose of invertebrate conservation. Much of the foundation of insect conservation has been built onconcerns for Lepidoptera, particularly butterflies as the mostpopular and best studied of all insect groups. The long-acceptedworth of butterflies for conservation has led to elucidation ofmuch of the current rationale of insect species conservation, andto definition and management of their critical resources, withattention to the intensively documented British fauna‘leading the world’ in this endeavour. In Lepidoptera and Conservation, various themes aretreated through relevant examples and case histories, andsufficient background given to enable non-specialist access.Intended for not only entomologists but conservation managers andnaturalists due to its readable approach to the subject.