More than a million species of insect inhabit our planet. In Australia about 86,000 species have been identified so far, although the final number may actually be twice as high.
This book is written for people who are curious about insects. It provides an easy introduction to the characteristics that define each of the 26 orders of insects in Australia, with a key to help you to identify insects to the level of order. It also introduces the next level of classification - the 661 families - by providing concise descriptions of the largest families and those most likely to be encountered.
This practical field guide is illustrated with line drawings and more than 240 colour photographs of insects in their natural habitat. A Whitley Award Winner.