Photographic Guide to Longhorned Beetles of Bolivia
Guía Fotográfica de Escarabajos Longicornios de Bolivia
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology
Aug 01, 2017
8.8 x 10.8 x 0.8 in
Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
With loss of habitats throughout the world occurring at a staggering rate, it is critical to document what is being lost. This book strives to do that by focusing on longhorned woodboring beetles in Bolivia. Wholesale clearing of large tracts of land kills everything or forces species to move quickly to other areas, disrupting the balance of the ecosystem. This book will help people discover and appreciate some of the amazing diversity of life that exists in the undeveloped and/or remote natural areas of Bolivia.
Nearly 1,900 species of longhorned woodboring beetles (Disteniidae, Vesperidae, and Cerambycidae) are known from Bolivia (with more than 200 species yet to be determined). This work features 500 of them, representing the breadth of morphological evolution.
HIGHLY ILLUSTRATED: Features 1,000 images, including 500 high-quality, detailed, full-color photographs of each longhorned beetle featured in the catalog.
POSSIBLE SERIES: This is intended to be the first in a potential new SISP series of guidebooks
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