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Offline JSW099

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« on: June 14, 2010, 13:13 PM »
Hi,

Is there a really good, in depth insect book covering Andalucia, I have George C McGavin´s "Insects and Spiders" and Michael Chinery´s "Insects of Britain and Western Europe", but every insect I photograph never seems to be in either book. I don´t mind price within reason!!

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Syd

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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2010, 14:03 PM »

NO, there isn´t Syd, that I can know. At least, a book that can be considered serious and detailed.

You must look for any taxonomic field in specialized books and guides, or also go to specific trainings and courses, to be able to have a fine approximation to our micro-fauna.

Why not?. I understand that it is not profitable. We are very few "looking for bugs" and spending our money on them.

If you have any idea or project to prepare a book about Andalucia micro-fauna, please consider me as an allied for field investigation, edition nad publication of it.

By the way, I´m the coordinator of a trip about MICRODIVERSITY in Almería mountains (Filabres) next June 19th. If anyone want to come, is very welcome. "Spanglish spoken".


http://www.iealmerienses.es/   --- Go to (at the right menu) Iª JORNADA DE MICROBIODIVERSIDAD.


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Jesús





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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2010, 14:25 PM »
Jesús,

Thanks for the info, it looks like I will have to keep sending in the photos for ID, but I will endeavour to get some of the specialist books, especially one on "spiders(arachnids).
As to courses ,I never seem to have the time to fit anything in these days, I don´t know where I found the time to go to work before i retired!!

Regards

Syd