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Harde, K.W., 1984

A Field Guide in Colour to Beetles

Introductory chapters cover anatomy, development, ecology, beetles and man, etc.

The identification section begins with a guide to families using line drawings of typical members. This is followed by short species accounts for selected species; these are illustrated with good-sized paintings on the opposite page. The final plate covers bark beetle borings.

Translated from a German work; the English editor was P. M. Hammond.

Republished in 1998 in slightly smaller format by Blitz.

Publisher Octopus
Pages 334
ISBN 0 7064 1937 5
Coverage Illustrates representatives of most families and genera.
Illustrations Right hand pages filled with good colour paintings by F Severa.
Identify With x8 or x10 hand lens (also useful to examine under a Stereo Microscope).

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

COLEOPTERA Linnaeus, 1758 (beetles) Identification Current


later republished as: Harde, K.W., 1998
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