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| ISBN 9781944466053
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| ISBN 9781944466060
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Aug 01, 2017 | ISBN 9781944466053
Aug 01, 2017 | ISBN 9781944466060
With loss of habitats throughout the world occurring at a staggering rate, it is critical to document what is being lost. This book strives to do that by focusing on longhorned woodboring beetles in Bolivia. Wholesale clearing of large tracts of land kills everything or forces species to move quickly to other areas, disrupting the balance of the ecosystem. This book will help people discover and appreciate some of the amazing diversity of life that exists in the undeveloped and/or remote natural areas of Bolivia. Nearly 1,900 species of longhorned woodboring beetles (Disteniidae, Vesperidae, and Cerambycidae) are known from Bolivia (with more than 200 species yet to be determined). This work features 500 of them, representing the breadth of morphological evolution.
Steve Lingafelter was a research entomologist for theU.S. Department of Agriculture based at the SmithsonianInstitution’s National Museum of Natural History inWashington, D.C., for nearly 20 years. Last year, arelocation opportunity arose in Arizona, and he becamean insect identifier on the Mexican border. Steve receivedhis PhD in entomology from the University of Kansas in1996. Steve has made seven expeditions to Bolivia startingin 2002. He has published over 60 papers and four bookson beetle systematics and taxonomy, with an emphasis onneotropical longhorned beetles.Jim Wappes is the founder and curator of the AmericanColeoptera Museum in San Antonio, Texas. Jim receivedhis BS in agriculture (entomology major) from PurdueUniversity in 1968. He has collected Cerambycidae andstudied cerambycid taxonomy for more than 50 years. Jimworked extensively in Mexico and Central America priorto the Bolivia Cerambycidae Project. Since 2000 he hasmade 30 expeditions to Bolivia and published more than25 papers on neotropical longhorned beetles.Julieta Ledezma Arias is a research entomologist andhead of the Department of Invertebrates at the NoelKempff Mercado Natural History Museum in Santa Cruzde la Sierra, Bolivia. She is also Professor of Ecology in theFaculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry at the UniversidadAutónoma Gabriel Rene Moreno. Julieta is a specialist onbutterflies and has published over 20 papers on theBolivian fauna, including several books.Julieta Ledezma Arias es Bióloga y jefe del Área deInvertebrados del Museo de Historia Natural Noel KempffMercado, profesor de la asignatura de Ecología de laFacultad de Ciencias Farmacéuticas y Bioquímica de la Universidad Autónoma GabrielRene Moreno, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Julieta es especialista en mariposas y hapublicado más de 20 artículos sobre la Entomofauna Boliviana, incluyendo varios libros.
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