Manticora: A Monograph of the Genus
(Coleoptera, Cicindelidae, Manticorini)
By Jaroslav Mares
205 pages, Illustrated, 9 1/2" x 12 1/2"
The genus Manticora is really something extraordinary among the predatory beetles of the world. Dr. Rolf Oberprieler, who spent twenty years studying manticoras both in their natural habitats as well as in captivity, calls them "the Tyrannosaurs of the Insect World". Contents include: Introduction, the Origin of the Name, the History of Study, Biotopes and their Characteristics, Systematics, Keys to Species, Behavior and Biology, Legends, Superstitions and Literature, Travelers and Manticora Catchers, References, Index.
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