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Author Gleeson, Michelle, author

Title Miniature lives : identifying insects in your home and garden / Michelle Gleeson
Published Clayton, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2016
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Contents Miniature Lives -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- About the author -- 1 Introduction -- Why I wrote this book -- Approaches to identifying insects -- How to use this book -- 2 Insect basics -- What is an insect? -- Insect body parts -- Taxonomy -- how insects are named -- Insect Orders -- how insects are grouped -- Insect growth and lifecycles -- 3 Morphology -- what insects look like -- Using this chapter -- Tips for getting started -- Tools of the trade -- The identification key -- The little guys -- insects less than 5 mm long -- Maggots, grubs and caterpillars -- 4 Habitat -- where insects live and occur -- Using this chapter -- Tips for getting started -- Kitchen and pantry -- Living room -- Bathroom -- Bedroom -- Around lights -- In water -- Soil, leaf litter and compost -- On trees and shrubs -- On citrus trees -- In the vegetable garden -- On native trees and shrubs -- In and around the lawn -- In and around flowers -- On the bodies of animals -- the bloodsuckers -- In large groups -- masses and migrations -- 5 Clever clues -- the strange structures and evidence that insects leave behind -- Using this chapter -- Tips for getting started -- Choose the clue -- Markings on leaves and bark -- Lumps and bumps on plants -- Nests and hideouts -- Cocoons, cases and eggs -- 6 Insect Orders -- How to use this chapter -- Bees, wasps, ants and sawflies -- Order Hymenoptera -- Beetles -- Order Coleoptera -- Booklice -- Order Psocoptera -- Butterflies and moths -- Order Lepidoptera -- Butterflies and moths -- Order Lepidoptera -- Cockroaches -- Order Blattodea -- Dragonflies and damselflies -- Order Odonata -- Earwigs -- Order Dermaptera -- Fleas -- Order Siphonaptera -- Flies -- Order Diptera -- Grasshoppers and crickets -- Order Orthoptera -- Lacewings -- Order Neuroptera -- Lice -- Order Phthiraptera -- Praying mantids -- Order Mantodea
Silverfish -- Order Thysanura -- Stick and leaf insects -- Order Phasmatodea -- Termites -- Order Isoptera -- Thrips -- Order Thysanoptera -- True bugs -- Order Hemiptera -- Non-insect arthropods -- Glossary -- Pronunciation guide -- Bibliography -- Further reading -- Index
Summary An easy-to-use identification guide to Australian insects in your home and garden
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Insects -- Identification -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Insect pests -- Identification -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Insects -- Life cycles
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- General.
Insects -- Identification.
Insect pests -- Identification.
Insects -- Life cycles.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781486301386
148630138X