This latest volume in the Naturalists' Handbooks series deals with the identification, biology, and ecology of these herbivorous insects. Many line drawings, keys and photos of the aphids as well as their impact on the trees complement the text. The use of photos are a new departure in this series but important for both meeting the challenge of identification within this group as well as indicating effects on host plants. While there are chapters dealing with Natural Enemies, Abundance, Sex and Distribution and Global Warming, the bulk of the book deals with identification.
The Naturalists' Handbooks provide a clear introduction to the natural history of each group, highlighting topics on which further research is needed; accurate and attractive illustrations and line drawings, and user-friendly keys for identification; practical advice on techniques and approaches to publishing one's findings; and an extensive reading list and index.
Publisher: - Richmond Publishing - more
Code: - ISBN: 9780855463144
Year: - 2008
Authors: - Dixon, T. and Thieme, T.