The Sand Wasps

The Sand Wasps

Natural History and Behavior

eBook - 2007
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Howard Ensign Evans was a brilliant ethologist and systematist for whom the joy of science included lying on his belly in some remote location, digging out and diagramming a wasp's nest. During his career, Evans described over 900 species and authored more than a dozen books, both technical and popular, on a wide range of entomological and natural history subjects. Upon his death in 2002, he left behind an unfinished manuscript, intended as an update (though not a revision) of his classic 1966 work, The Comparative Ethology and Evolution of the Sand Wasps . Kevin O'Neill, Evans's former student and coauthor, has completed and enlarged Evans's manuscript to provide coverage of all sand-wasp tribes in Evan's earlier book. The result is a tribe-by-tribe, species-by-species review of studies of the Bembicinae that have appeared over the last four decades.

The Sand Wasps: Natural History and Behavior already has been hailed by specialists as a new bible for those working on solitary wasps and an essential reference for scientists more broadly interested in insect behavioral evolution.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
ISBN: 0674024621
9780674024625
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 340 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: O'Neill, Kevin M.
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