Australian backyards are full of interesting, exciting and remarkable insects. Whether you love or hate them, insects are far from pests , they are part of our ecosystems and are necessary to support live as we know it. From aphids to flies, ladybirds to wasps, insects of all shapes and sizes share our homes and gardens. On every block in Australia there are a myriad species of insects, but how do you recognise them? In this book, Paul Horne and Denis Crawford describe, define and illustrate what makes one species different from another.
An updated and revised edition, the best-selling Backyard Insects explores the fascinating secrets and habits of more than one hundred bugs that are common to backyard Australia. Crawling with full-colour, larger-than-life photographs for easy identification.
From Melbourne University Press website
About the authors
Dr Paul Horne is an entomologist who, since 1996, has run his own company, IPM Technologies P/L, specialising in integrated pest management and the biological control of insect pests. His work regularly takes him to all states of Australia and around the world.
Denis Crawford has been working with insects for more than 35 years as either researcher, writer, photographer or adviser. His work combines a passion for macro insect photography with his professional interests in horticulture and the environment.
Recommended for 11 years of age and over.
Book size 210 x 140 x 200mm
Written by Paul Horne, Denis Crawford
Format: Soft Cover