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Marshall, J.A. & Haes, E.C.M., 1988

Grasshoppers and allied Insects of Great Britain and Ireland

The dichotomous keys to families and species are followed by detailed species accounts with vice-county distribution maps. Dot maps up to mid-1988 are given towards the back. Finally there are 10 plates of excellent colour paintings of the species and their forms and varieties, although some of the pictures could be larger.

More uptodate than Ragge's work, the distribution maps are a snapshot in the phenomenal range expansions of many of our rarer coastal species during recent decades.

Available for download from the Royal Entomological Society website.

Publisher Harley Books
Pages 252
Web site
Coverage All the native British species, plus established aliens known at the time.
Illustrations A few line drawings in the keys, 10 colour plates of paintings by Denys Ovenden at the back. Vice-county maps accompany the species entries, plus 10Km dot maps towards the back!.
Identify With x8 or x10 hand lens (also useful to examine under a Stereo Microscope).
Specimen Prep. Freshly killed specimen, or pinned specimen with photograph taken before or shortly after death.
Difficulty Mostly straightforward.

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

DERMAPTERA (earwigs) Identification Distribution map, Checklist Current
DICTYOPTERA (cockroaches) Identification Distribution map, Checklist Current
ORTHOPTERA (grasshoppers and crickets) Identification Distribution map, Checklist Current
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