Hawkmoths of Australia allows identification of all of the Australian hawkmoths for the first time and treats species found on mainland Australia and all offshore islands. It presents previously undescribed life histories of nearly all species and provides a comprehensive account of hawkmoth biology, including new parasitoids and their hawkmoth hosts. Detailed drawings and photographs show the external and internal morphology of adults and immatures, and eggs, larval instars and pupa. Keys are provided for last instar larvae and pupae of the 71 species that the authors have reared. A glossary, appendices to parasitoids and larval foodplants, an extensive reference list with bibliographical notes and a comprehensive index conclude the book.
The wealth of new information in this book makes it an essential reference for anyone interested in these moths.
Hawkmoths of Australia is Volume 13 of the Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series.
FeaturesThe first full treatment of the Australian hawkmoths, covering their identification, distributions and biology.Comprehensive life history accounts for most species, many previously unrecorded, illustrated in more than 800 colour photographs and supplemented by detailed technical descriptions.Adults of all species illustrated in colour including variants never before figured.A detailed account of natural enemies, especially of parasitoids, most previously unrecorded.Distributions accurately detailed for all species for the first time.
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Number of pages: 424
Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm
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