This new addition of A Photographic Guide to Insects of New Zealand recognises the fact that New Zealand is a fascinating arena of study for anyone with an interest in insect life, be it casual or academic.
The country’s long isolation from other land masses has led to a flowering of remarkable species including the world s heaviest insect (giant weta) and largest weevil (giraffe weevil). Over the years these have been joined by insects introduced accidentally or deliberately from overseas, sometimes with destructive consequences for New Zealand s ecosystem. Featuring more than 170 entries, the book will appeal to walkers, nature lovers, educationalists, and photographers wishing to identify their subjects.
About the Author:
Naturalist Brian Parkinson is the author of a long list of books on New Zealand’s flora and fauna, including the Field Guide to New Zealand Seabirds (New Holland), now in its second edition. Brian lives in Auckland.
Hamilton-based Don Horne has been published in a range of books and magazines, from New Zealand Geographic to Miller’s Insects of New Zealand. His spectacular macro photography also features in Photographic Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of New Zealand (2007).
Other books in the series:
Alpine Plants of New Zealand
Birds of New Zealand
Ferns of New Zealand
Fossils of New Zealand
Freshwater Fishes of New Zealand
Mammals of New Zealand
Mushrooms & Other Fungi of New Zealand
Moths & Butterflies of New Zealand
Reptiles & Amphibians of New Zealand
Rocks & Minerals of New Zealand
Sea Fishes of New Zealand
Seashells of New Zealand
Spiders of New Zealand
Trees of New Zealand
Wildflowers of New Zealand