Medical insects and arachnids
This identification guide is an in-depth, consistent and accessible approach providing information on both the identification and practical aspects of tropical and western insects and arthropods. The editors are well known and respected in this field and have drawn together contributing experts from around the world.
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Introduction to the arthropods
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