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California Insects
by Jerry A. Powell, Charles L. Hogue

California has a vast number of insect species: estimates run 30,000-35,000 or more, and even in the better known groups, new species occasionally are discovered. This volume is the first attempt in more than half a century to summarize knowledge of this rich insect fauna, and the first work ever to provide a field guide for beginning students, and the nonspecialist reader. It selects about 600 of the more characteristic kinds of insects to represent the huge variety known. Most of these are conspicuous kinds often noticed in cities or in natural areas by gardeners, hikers, fishermen, etc. For each insect, distinguishing features of its appearance, features of its biology, and its geographical distribution in California are summarized: and an illustration (photograph or drawing) is given of the adult or some other stage.

California Insects will serve as a convenient, compact introduction to the identification and understanding of these often strange and fascinating creatures. Used with other information sources cited in the text, it provides the student, collector, or naturalist a means of efficiently developing knowledge of specialized groups of insects.

Publisher: University of California Press Pub. Date: September 1980 ISBN-13: 9780520037823 398pp Series: California Natural History Guides Series

Price: $28.95
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Oak Woodland Invertebrates: The Little Things Count
Author: R Little, T Swieckl, W Tietje

This beautiful full color publication is an excellent introductory guide to a widely unnoticed universe – the minute animals called invertebrates that live in the oak woodland ecosystem in California. This fascinating world is home to a vast number of tiny creatures that provide an essential link in the health of our native California Oaks – a single acre of oak woodland may be home to 10 to 100 million individual invertebrates.

Among the invertebrate animals explored in this publication are the California Oak Worm, the Filbert Weevil and the Filbert Worm, and the Tarantula Hawk. Also explored is the human impact on this delicate ecosystem.

This is an excellent learning tool for anyone who cares about our California Oaks and wants to know more about this important ecosystem.

Publication Number: 21598 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-380-8 Copyright Date: 2001 Length: 16 pp.

Price: $5.00
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