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Alaska Butterflies & Moths - A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Pamphlet): James Kavanagh Alaska Butterflies & Moths - A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Pamphlet)
James Kavanagh; Illustrated by Raymond Leung
R140 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R25 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The striking northern blue is one of over 180 species of butterflies and moths found in the diverse ecosystems of this region. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 70 familiar and unique species and includes information on their life cycle and features illustrations of common caterpillars and pupae. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Southeastern North America (Paperback): Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Southeastern North America (Paperback)
R525 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R112 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Hey, Bug Doctor! - The Scoop on Insects in Georgia's Homes and Gardens (Paperback): Jim Howell Hey, Bug Doctor! - The Scoop on Insects in Georgia's Homes and Gardens (Paperback)
Jim Howell
R457 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R93 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Bugs can sometimes really...bug you. On the flip side, they pollinate crops, provide food for birds and other wildlife, produce honey and other useful things, and serve as bellwether indicators of our environment's health. That's to say nothing of aesthetic worth. Iridescent dragonflies weaving patterns of light as they patrol a lakeshore, a ghostly luna moth drifting through the dusk - encounters like these enrich our lives enormously. That's what ""Hey, Bug Doctor!"" is all about: appreciating that the difference between a pesky and a helpful bug often comes down to how, when, and where you find it. Few of us realize that better than entomologist Jim Howell, who is known to readers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution through his helpful, humorous columns on getting along with bugs. Gathered here are Howell's profiles of over sixty crawling and flying (and yes, biting and stinging) bugs commonly found in homes, gardens, and yards in Georgia and around the Southeast. Each illustrated profile describes the bug's appearance, diet, behavior, and impact on the natural and built environments. Like Howell's widely read newspaper columns, the profiles offer unusual facts, popular myths, and stories of real-life encounters. A single square yard of your lawn or garden can contain hundreds, even thousands, of bugs. Here is proven, practical guidance on those beautiful, ugly, harmless, toxic, and ultimately amazing creatures with which you share your home and yard.

Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects (Hardcover, 7th edition): Norman Johnson, Charles A. Triplehorn Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects (Hardcover, 7th edition)
Norman Johnson, Charles A. Triplehorn
R890 R762 Discovery Miles 7 620 Save R128 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

First published in the 1950s by the late James Borror and Dwight Moore DeLong, this classic text, INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF INSECTS 7TH EDITION, combines the study of insects with clear and current insect identification. In this new edition (available in a bundle with InfoTrac College Edition), Johnson and Triplehorn supply updated information on phylogeny using systematics while adding a greater emphasis on insect biology and evolution. This greater concentration on insect systematics necessitated many content changes including an added chapter for a newly described order, the Mantophasmatodea, as well as a new chapter reclassifying Order Homoptera (Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Hoppers Psyllids) into Order Hemiptera. Nearly every order has been modified, sometimes substantially, to reflect new discoveries and scientific hypotheses. Many new families have been added throughout the book, some reflecting revised classifications, but many are the result of the discovery of new groups within the United States and Canada, particularly from the New World tropics. These include the families Platystictidae (Odonata), Mackenziellidae (Collembola), Mantoididae (Mantodea), and Fauriellidae (Thysanoptera). The results of molecular analyses are beginning to substantively contribute to the development of a robust and predictive classification. Thus, the phylogeny of insects has changed drastically from the last edition due to the incorporation of molecular data. The most conspicuous of these changes, for example, is the recognition that the order Strepsiptera is most closely related to the true flies (Diptera), rather than to the Coleoptera. Since it was first published in the 1950s, this text has played an important role in understanding and preserving the diversity of the insect world. This title's long history, coupled with the authors' passion for currency and accuracy, make it once again the classic text and reference.

Butterfly Gardening - How to Encourage Butterflies to Your Garden (Paperback): Jenny Steel Butterfly Gardening - How to Encourage Butterflies to Your Garden (Paperback)
Jenny Steel
R231 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R37 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Butterflies of Florida Field Guide (Paperback): Jaret Daniels Butterflies of Florida Field Guide (Paperback)
Jaret Daniels
R272 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R50 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Butterfly identification is now simple for everyone! This handy field guide focuses on 102 species of Florida butterflies, arranged by color. See a blue butterfly? Turn to the blue section. Perfect for backyard or field use, this book features full-color photos of each butterfly plus an illustration that points out key identification marks. You'll learn things you've always wondered about butterflies while easily identifying the ones that you see.

The Monarch - Saving Our Most-Loved Butterfly (Hardcover): Kylee Baumle The Monarch - Saving Our Most-Loved Butterfly (Hardcover)
Kylee Baumle
R358 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R65 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Green Guide to Butterflies Of Britain And Europe (Paperback): Robert Goodden, Rosemary Goodden Green Guide to Butterflies Of Britain And Europe (Paperback)
Robert Goodden, Rosemary Goodden; Illustrated by Joyce Bee 1
R162 R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Save R36 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Butterflies are delightful and rewarding insects to study. Many are familiar visitors to our garden, while others are rare sights. The Green Guide to Butterflies makes identifying them easy for beginners and amateur naturalists alike. Concise descriptions, accompanied by beautiful colour illustrations, include information on appearance, both of butterflies and caterpillars, habitats and distribution, the best time of year to see the butterflies and the foodplants they visit. A detailed introduction includes colour photographs and information on the life cycle of a butterfly, habitats, studying butterflies, and conservation issues.

The Secret Life of Flies (Hardcover): Erica McAlister The Secret Life of Flies (Hardcover)
Erica McAlister
R545 R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Save R116 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Arizona Butterflies & Moths - A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Pamphlet): James Kavanagh Arizona Butterflies & Moths - A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Pamphlet)
James Kavanagh; Illustrated by Raymond Leung
R140 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R25 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With the second-highest number of butterfly species in the U.S. -- 313 -- Arizona boasts fantastic year-round butterfly watching. Arizona Butterflies & Moths offers beautiful detailed illustrations highlighting over 70 familiar species of butterflies and moths. Laminated for durability, this flexible folding guide is an ideal source of identification to these alluring creatures. Easy to fit in a jacket or back pocket, this compact guide will educate and delight the experienced and novice lepidopterist. Made in the USA.

The Bee - A Natural History (Paperback): Noah Wilson-Rich The Bee - A Natural History (Paperback)
Noah Wilson-Rich; Contributions by Kelly Allin, Norman Carreck, Andrea Quigley
R338 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R60 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

An incomparable illustrated look at the critical role bees play in the life of our planet Bees pollinate more than 130 fruit, vegetable, and seed crops that we rely on to survive. Bees are also crucial to the reproduction and diversity of flowering plants, and the economic contributions of these irreplaceable insects measure in the tens of billions of dollars each year. Yet bees are dying at an alarming rate, threatening food supplies and ecosystems around the world. In this richly illustrated natural history of the bee, which includes more than 250 color photographs and illustrations, Noah Wilson-Rich and his team of bee experts provide a window into the vitally important role that bees play in the life of our planet. Earth is home to more than 20,000 bee species, from fluorescent-colored orchid bees and sweat bees to flower-nesting squash bees and leaf-cutter bees. This book provides an unmatched account of this astounding diversity, blending an engaging narrative with practical, hands-on discussions of such topics as beekeeping and bee health. It explores our relationship with the bee over evolutionary time, examining how it originated and where it stands today--and what the future holds for humanity and bees alike. Provides an accessible, richly illustrated look at the human-bee relationship over time Features a section on beekeeping and handy guides to identifying, treating, and preventing honey bee diseases Covers bee evolution, ecology, genetics, and physiology Includes a directory of notable bee s Presents a holistic approach to bee health, including organic and integrated pest management techniques Shows how you can help bee populations

Victory Gardens for Bees - A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees (Paperback): Lori Weidenhammer Victory Gardens for Bees - A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees (Paperback)
Lori Weidenhammer
R443 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R84 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Who knew modern civilization may be brought down, not by plagues or war, but by bees? Or, more correctly, by no bees? This book investigates the growing problem of bee mortality and offers practical measures we can all take to help. In ecological terms, bees play a critical role in the survival of many plant communities and continuation of life on this planet. No pollination, no seeds. No seeds, no future. Now that bees are facing unprecedented levels of die-off caused by a toxic mixture of environmental stresses, a community-based effort is needed to make gardens, fields and landscapes healthy sanctuaries for bees. Just as citizens banded together to produce Victory Gardens to offset the perilous food shortages of World Wars I and II, now a similarly vital level of collective effort is needed to make our gardens into lifesaving shelters for these essential creatures. Planning a bee-friendly space can provide a beautiful and bountiful selection of edible crops, native plants and fragrant ornamentals, as well as herbs that have medicinal properties for both pollinators and people. With the help of ten inspiring garden plans and planting guides, Weidenhammer shows how bee-friendly plants can be used in creative combinations for plots and pots of all sizes, and are easily grown by novices and seasoned gardeners alike. In the spirit of the history-making Victory Gardens, readers will learn how to pack optimum benefits into a limited space for the survival of hive and home, and backyard beekeepers will learn great planting strategies for making sure their honeybees are healthy and have ample food to overwinter. Victory Gardens for Bees is also buzzing with DIY projects that will provide nesting sites and essential supplies for precious pollinators. With plenty of photographs to help readers identify bees of all stripes, beekeeping tips and other interesting bee-phemera, this book is a must-have for anyone who wants to do their part to save bees.

The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms (Paperback): Charles Darwin The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms (Paperback)
Charles Darwin
R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Common Butterflies of California (Poster): Rick Cech Common Butterflies of California (Poster)
Rick Cech
R160 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R31 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Guide to Bees & Honey - The World's Best Selling Guide to Beekeeping (Paperback, Updated ed): Ted Hooper Guide to Bees & Honey - The World's Best Selling Guide to Beekeeping (Paperback, Updated ed)
Ted Hooper 1
R357 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R70 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the ideal guide for anyone wanting to start beekeeping and a revered reference book for experienced beekeepers. It includes information on all you need to know, including how to avoid swarms, plan requeening, or provide the colony with winter stores. It features key information on Varroa. It is copiously illustrated throughout. Fully revised and updated, this new edition of "Guide to Bees and Honey" also presents expert advice for readers who plan to maintain a few hives for personal recreational use, as well as those who want to expand an existing colony into a commercial venture.

Nick Baker's Bug Book - Discover the World of the Mini-beast! (Paperback, Annotated Ed): Nick Baker Nick Baker's Bug Book - Discover the World of the Mini-beast! (Paperback, Annotated Ed)
Nick Baker 1
R308 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R67 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

We are all fascinated by, and often wary of, the tiny animals that creep and crawl in our gardens or lurk in the dark corners of our homes, but how much do we really know about insects and their relatives? Nick Baker's Bug Book aims to encourage our understanding of all types of bugs by providing practical information and fun activities. Learn how to determine the sex of a spider, how to look after ants in a home-made formicarium and even how to rear your own dragonflies. Packed with details on essential equipment for bug watching and collecting, informative illustrations and close-up photography, this book is essential reading for budding entomologists of all ages.

Histoire Naturelle Des L�pidopt�res d'Europe (French, Paperback): Lucas H. Histoire Naturelle Des L�pidopt�res d'Europe (French, Paperback)
Lucas H.
R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Field Guide to the Micro-Moths of Great Britain and Ireland (Paperback): Phil Sterling, Mark Parsons Field Guide to the Micro-Moths of Great Britain and Ireland (Paperback)
Phil Sterling, Mark Parsons; Illustrated by Richard Lewington
R812 R699 Discovery Miles 6 990 Save R113 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

One of the most eagerly anticipated insect guides for years... This is the most comprehensive field guide to micro-moths ever published in a single volume, and, for the first time, makes this fascinating and important group of insects accessible to the general naturalist. The guide covers 1,033 species, with more than 1,500 superbly detailed artworks and photographs. It also includes 900 specially commissioned maps. Written by a team of moth experts under the editorship of Phil Sterling, it provides coverage of all the micro-moth families found in Great Britain and Ireland, including the Channel Islands. Species descriptions include field characters, similar species, flight season, habitat, larval foodplants, status and distribution. The general introduction covers identifying, studying and finding micro-moths, including field techniques, and there is also a series of innovative keys to families and genera, as well as a comprehensive checklist incorporating the latest thinking on taxonomy.

Dr. Eleanor's Book of Common Ants of Chicago (Paperback): Eleanor Spicer Rice Dr. Eleanor's Book of Common Ants of Chicago (Paperback)
Eleanor Spicer Rice; Photographs by Alex Wild; Rob Dunn
R309 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R40 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Did you know that for every human on earth, there are about one million ants? They are among the longest-lived insects with some ant queens passing the thirty-year mark as well as some of the strongest. Fans of both the city and countryside alike, ants decompose dead wood, turn over soil (in some places more than earthworms), and even help plant forests by distributing seeds. But while fewer than thirty of the nearly one thousand ant species living in North America are true pests, we cringe when we see them marching across our kitchen floors. No longer! In this witty, accessible, and beautifully illustrated guide, Eleanor Spicer Rice, Alex Wild, and Rob Dunn metamorphose creepy-crawly revulsion into myrmecological wonder. Emerging from Dunn's ambitious citizen science project Your Wild Life (an initiative based at North Carolina State University), Dr. Eleanor's Book of Common Ants of Chicago provides an eye-opening entomological overview of the natural history of Chicago's species most noted by project participants and even offers tips on keeping ant farms in your home. Exploring species from the hobbit ant to the tiny trapjaw ant, and featuring contributions from E. O. Wilson and Field Museum ant scientist Corrie Moreau as well as Wild's stunning photography, this guide will be a tremendous resource for teachers, students, and scientists alike. But more than this, it will transform the way Chicagoans perceive the environment around them by deepening their understanding of its littlest inhabitants, inspiring everyone to find their inner naturalist, get outside, and crawl across the dirt magnifying glass in hand.

Spiders of Alabama & Mississippi - A Guide to Common & Notable Species (Poster): Valerie G Bugh Spiders of Alabama & Mississippi - A Guide to Common & Notable Species (Poster)
Valerie G Bugh
R142 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R10 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Mariposa Road - The First Butterfly Big Year (Paperback): Robert Michael Pyle Mariposa Road - The First Butterfly Big Year (Paperback)
Robert Michael Pyle
R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With a love for adventure as great as his lifelong fascination with butterflies, America's best-known lepidopterist set himself an irresistible challenge: how many of the 800 species of butterflies known in the United States could he track down in a single year? Packing little more than a butterfly net and favorite binoculars in his well-travelled 1982 Honda, Robert M. Pyle embarked on the first Butterfly Big Year-a 365-day, 88,000-mile sprint to every corner of America. Mariposa Road is part road-trip tale, part travelogue, and part memoir of people and species Pyle encountered along the way. Most of all, the book is an unprecedented, intimate view of the entrancing world of butterflies, with new attention to their habitats in a time of environmental stress and climate change. From the California coastline in company with overwintering monarchs to the far northern tundra in pursuit of mysterious sulphurs and arctics, from the zebras of the Everglades to the leafwings and bluewings of the lower Rio Grande, Pyle completed an extraordinary journey, ruled always by surprise and discovery. With exuberance, humor, and honesty, he shares his adventures-and his amazing list of species, both identified and experienced.

Moths of Western North America (Hardcover): Jerry A. Powell, Paul A. Opler Moths of Western North America (Hardcover)
Jerry A. Powell, Paul A. Opler
R1,806 R1,357 Discovery Miles 13 570 Save R449 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Insects boast incredible diversity, and this book treats an important component of the western insect biota that has not been summarized before - moths and their plant relationships. There are about 8,000 named species of moths in our region, and although most are unnoticed by the public, many attract attention when their larvae create economic damage: eating holes in woolens, infesting stored foods, boring into apples, damaging crops and garden plants, or defoliating forests.In contrast to previous North American moth books, this volume discusses and illustrates about 25 per cent of the species in every family, including the tiny species, making this the most comprehensive volume in its field. With this approach it provides access to microlepidoptera study for biologists as well as amateur collectors. About 2,500 species are described and illustrated, including virtually all moths of economic importance, summarizing their morphology, taxonomy, adult behavior, larval biology, and life cycles.

Garden Bugs of Ontario - Gardening to Attract, Repel and Control (Paperback): Leslie Foster Garden Bugs of Ontario - Gardening to Attract, Repel and Control (Paperback)
Leslie Foster
R470 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R145 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
British and Irish Butterflies - The Complete Identification, Field and Site Guide to the Species, Subspecies and Forms... British and Irish Butterflies - The Complete Identification, Field and Site Guide to the Species, Subspecies and Forms (Paperback)
Adrian M. Riley
R585 R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Save R112 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Covers various subspecies and forms of butterflies in the British Isles. This book provides directions and field tips on where to find them, as well as details of identification and behaviour. It includes photographs of living specimen in the field.

Butterflies of Southern New England Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island - A Guide to Common and Notable Species... Butterflies of Southern New England Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island - A Guide to Common and Notable Species (Poster)
Jeff Fengler
R142 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R10 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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