Record Details

Catalog Search

The book of beetles : a life-size guide to six hundred of nature's gems / editor, by Patrice Bouchard ; contributors, Patrice Bouchard, Yves Bousquet, Christopher Carlton, Maria Lourdes Chamorro, Hermes E. Escalona, Arthur V. Evans, Alexander Konstantinov, Richard A.B. Leschen, Stéphane Le Tirant, Steven W. Lingafelter.

Image of item

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 595.76 BOOK (Text) 39231032967636 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 656 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2014]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- What is a beetle? -- Beetle classification -- Evolution & diversity -- Communication, reproduction & development -- Defense -- Feeding behavior -- Beetle conservation -- Beetles & society -- The beetles. Archostemata ; Myxophaga ; Adephaga ; Polyphaga -- Appendices. Glossary ; Classification of the Coleoptera ; Resources ; Notes on contributors ; Index of species and families ; Acknowledgments.
Summary, etc.:
The Book of Beetles celebrates the beauty and diversity of this marvelous group of insects. Six hundred significant beetle species are covered, from the delicate featherwing beetles to the six-inch-long titan beetles. Each entry includes a population distribution map, a table of essential information, a listing of related species, and a description of the specimen's importance in terms of taxonomy, rarity, behavior, and scientific significance. Intermixed with the facts are surprising asides, such as Priacma serrata's undeniable attraction to laundry bleach, Manticora latipennis's role in Persian legends as "one who devours men," or the ability of Nomius pygmaeus - the co-called Stinking Beetle - to force the evacuation of an entire village.
Subject: Beetles > Identification.
Beetles > Pictorial works.

Additional Resources