Tettigoniidae of Australia Volume 3: Listroscelidinae, Tympanophorinae, Meconematinae and Microtettigoniinae

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Csiro Publishing, Aug 3, 2001 - Science - 536 pages
This third volume in the series will assist with identification and study of this important genus. Specialised collecting techniques, and the rearing of immature specimens, have yielded many more species than would otherwise have been recorded using only normal collecting techniques. The work accounts for four subfamilies, two of which, the Tympanophorinae and Microtettigoniinae, are endemic to Australia. Each of these endemic subfamilies is represented by a single genus containing several species. Tettigonidae of Australia Volume 3 will be a valuable resource for orthoptera researchers and academics, general entomologists, as well as those with an interest in the ecology and conservation issues related to grasshoppers.
 

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Contents

Subfamily Tympanophorinae Kirby 1891
361
Subfamily Meconematinae Kirby 1891
425
Subfamily Microtettigoniinae Rent 1979
463
Karyotypes and Meiosis in the Subfamilies Listroscelidinae Meconematinae
482
References
508
Appendix III
518
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About the author (2001)

David Rentz received his PhD in Entomology from the University of California, Berkeley and was appointed Curator of Entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. He held that position until 1975 when he took a similar position at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco. From 1976 to 2001, he was Curator of Orthopteroid Insects in the Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra (CSIRO). His research specialty is the katydids (Tettigoniidae), and he produced three volumes of a monograph on the Australian species. He has written widely on Australian Orthopteroid insects and has produced a number of CDs and CD-ROMs as well as popular books on the Australian fauna. Now retired, he currently lives in Kuranda, Queensland.

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