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Science Entomology

The Cicindelidae of Canada

by (author) J.B. Wallis

University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2018
Entomology, Ecology, Insects & Spiders
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The bright colours and fascinating ways of this small but important group of insects attract immediate attention. Cicindelidae, or tiger beetles, are frequently encountered, but they are difficult to capture, since they are alert and elusive, and still more difficult to identify. This intensive study of the distinguishing characteristics, geographical distribution and variation, and habits and habitats of tiger beetles in Canada—the culmination of the author's main interest for many years—will provide a much-needed reference work. Studies of insect families are scarce, and professional and amateur entomologists alike will find this book a most useful aid in their investigations and a stimulus to further research.

About the author

J.B. Wallis was one of Canada's most distinguished amateur entomologists. He was an honorary member of the Entomological Society of Manitoba and was one of the founders of the Natural History Society of Manitoba, which awarded him its medal for outstanding work in etomology.

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