Phasmids of Borneo

By: Bragg, Philip E.

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NEW. Well illus with over 800 line drawings, large very thick 8vo, pp xii, 772, a very good copy in dustwrapper. Book weighs 3 kilos when packed, so extra postage will be required. [With more than 10% of the world's species found there, Borneo is arguably the best place to study stick insects. Although stick insects, or phasmids, include the largest insects known, they are mostly nocturnal and easily overlooked. In 1838, Hermann Burmeister described the first stick insect from Borneo. During the next 100 years, almost 300 species more were recorded, making the island the richest territory for stick insects in the world. There was then a gap of almost 50 years when no new species were recorded from Borneo. However, during the last decade 53 new species have been described: 48 by the author of this book, including 29 which are described here for the first time. This is the first book to deal specifically with the phasmids of Borneo. With over 800 line illustrations and 24 colour photographs of stick insects and their eggs, it contains more illustrations than any book ever published on phasmids. With keys for the identification of species in all the smaller subfamilies, it is invaluable to anyone interested in the identification of this group of Bornean insects. In addition, the book includes a world-wide check list of phasmid genera with all the type species listed.]

Title: Phasmids of Borneo

Author Name: Bragg, Philip E.

Categories: Entomology,

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, 2001

ISBN Number: 9838120278

ISBN Number 13: 9789838120272

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 008880

Keywords: entomology.ecology.natural history. travel.BORNEO. BRUNEI. SABAH. SARAWAK. TROPICAL FOREST. INDONESIA. MALAYSIA. MALESIA. KALIMANTAN.