The Cicindelidae of Canada

by J.B. Wallis
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Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Series: Heritage

Publication Date: June 29, 2018

ISBN: 9781487592677

Binding: Kobo eBook

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The bright colours and fascinating ways of this small but important group of insects attract immediate attention. Cicindelidae, or tiger beetles, are frequently encountered, but they are difficult to capture, since they are alert and elusive, and still more difficult to identify. This intensive study of the distinguishing characteristics, geographical distribution and variation, and habits and habitats of tiger beetles in Canada—the culmination of the author's main interest for many years—will provide a much-needed reference work. Studies of insect families are scarce, and professional and amateur entomologists alike will find this book a most useful aid in their investigations and a stimulus to further research.