Casa editrice: Harper Collins, London
Data di pubblicazione: 1994
Legatura: Hard Cover
Condizione libro: Very Good
Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good
367pp; New Naturalist No.81, illustrated, glossy pictorial d/j. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice inventario libreria 036166
Riassunto: The author assimilates information about ladybirds, discussing their structure, life histories, food, enemies, habitats, colours and patterns, genetics and evolution. He also sheds light on the phenomenon of cannibalism in ladybirds and the recent discovery of a "feminist" bacterium that kills eggs destined to produce males, but not those destined to produce females. Finally he discusses the use and potential use of ladybirds as biological control agents, how they are under threat from man, and what we can do to conserve them.
Sinossi: First Edition 1994. Rebound paperback edition. 367 pages with 16 colour plates and over 150 black and white photographs and drawings
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