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Wings: an introduction to Tasmania's winged insects

Daley, EA (2007) Wings: an introduction to Tasmania's winged insects. Riffles Pty Ltd, Buckland, Tasmania.

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Abstract

Confronted by a creature that looked like a cross between an extraterrestrial life-form and a large peculiar reddish fly with very long wings, I suddenly became aware that, although I could identify most of Tasmania's native plants, I had no idea what this extraordinary creature was and what it was doing resting on the Silver Wattle in the middle of the Eastern Tiers. Not only was this creature a mystery, but I also noticed that there were many other insects interacting with native vegetation about which I knew nothing at all. And so began my close observation and photographic record of Tasmania's insects in their natural environment in order that I could learn a little about them, their relationships with the vegetation, other fauna and environment. I also wanted to know which insects were common so that I could then become familiar with rare or new insects. This information would enable me to better manage reserves, maintain or improve biological diverstiy and provide a suitable environment for the conservation of threatened species.

Item Type: Book
Publisher: Riffles Pty Ltd
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© Text 2007 Elizabeth Daley, © Images 2007 Elizabeth Daley unless otherwise credited

Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 16:16
Last Modified: 30 May 2011 04:24
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