Insects of Britain and Western Europe by Michael Chinery

By Michael Chinery

Over 2,000 of the main as a rule saw and such a lot detailed insect species of england and western Europe, from all orders and so much households, are illustrated during this crucial pocket advisor. The textual content summarises key identity issues, and introductory sections for every workforce coated provide invaluable directions at the features of the orders, households and genera coated. this is often the main accomplished consultant on hand at the bugs of this sector and should be of serious use to all naturalists with an curiosity in insect existence.

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C. The forewings in Phyllodromlca spp are stiffer than in Ectobius and less distinctly veined. P. marginata has unmistakable pattern. In leaves and debris. 4-7. SE. German Cockroach with ootheca x 2 All males unless otherwise indicated COCKROACHES ! MANTIDS Order Dictyoptera: Sub-order Mantodea female Mantis laying her eggs Predatory insects related to cockroaches, with thickened, leathery forewings (tegmina) and a long neck. They usually lie in wait for their prey with the front legs folded in front of the face.

S & C: mainlv montane in S. ts Family Aeshnidae. A family of relatively large hawkers in which the eyes touch for an appreciable distance in the mid-line. The triangles are similar on both wings. Claspers are well developed in both sexes, although often straighter and narrower in the female. Male are usually easily distinguished by the inferior anal a ppendage below the claspers. Most of the Eu ropea n species belong to the genus Aeshna, in which the base of the male hindwing is very angular and possesses a well-marked anal triangle.

Coloured patches on last two abdominal segments are clearly divided. 6-10. All Europe, but mainlv montane in S. Very like Common Hawker, but smaller and top of thorax virtually without stripes in both sexes and there is a small yellow triangle or T-shaped mark at front of abdomen. Male has 3-celled anal triangle. Both sexes have very long claspers - at least as long as the last two abdominal segments. Mainly still waters. Often migrates in swarms. 6-10. r Southern Hawker Family Corduliidae. Medium-sized hawkers with distinctly metallic bodies usually bronze or green.

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