AUSTRALIAN LONGHORN BEETLES
Volume 1: Introduction and Subfamily Lamiinae
by Adam Slipinski & Hermes Escalona
2013, 504 pages, color illustrations, b/w drawings, SEM micrographs. Longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae) are one of the most easily recognized groups of beetles, a family that encompasses over 33,000 species in 5,200 genera worldwide. It is the sixth largest among 117 beetle families in Australia with over 1,400 species classified in 300 genera.
Virtually all Cerambycidae feed on living or dead plant tissues and play a significant role in all terrestrial environments where plants are found. Larvae often utilize damaged or dead trees for their development. By feeding on rotten wood they form an important element of the saproxylic fauna, speeding energy circulation in these habitats. Many species are important as quarantine pests.
This volume provides a general introduction to the Australian Cerambycidae with sections on biology, phylogeny and morphology of adult and larval forms, followed by keys to the subfamilies and an overview of the 74 genera of the subfamily Lamiinae occurring in Australia. All Lamiinae genera are diagnosed, described and illustrated, and an illustrated key is provided for their identification. A complete listing of all Australian species with synonymies and bibliographic citations is also included.
This book is an essential resource for Cerambycid specialists everywhere. Hardcover; 8 1/4″ x 11 3/4.
Also see #3589, Volume 2, 2016, Subfamily Cerambycinae.
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