A walk in the bush reveals insects visiting flowers, patrolling the air, burrowing under bark and even biting your skin. Every insect has characteristic feeding preferences and behaviors. Insects of South-Eastern Australia is a unique field guide that uses host plants and behavioral attributes as the starting point for identifying insects. Richly illustrated with color photographs, the different species of insects found in Australia’s temperate south-east, including plant feeders, predators, parasites and decomposers, are presented.
The guide is complemented by an introduction to the insects of the region, including their environment, classification, life history, feeding strategies and behavior. Fascinating boxes on camouflage, mimicry and many other topics are also included throughout. Whether you are a field naturalist, entomologist or just want to know what’s in your backyard, Insects of South-Eastern Australia will help you to identify the insects most likely to be encountered, as well as understand the basics of their ecology and behavior.