Books about Tiger beetles of Africa vol I and II available.

Vr. Richard Bejsak-Collorado-Mansfeld ricardo at ANS.COM.AU
Fri Jan 28 09:06:35 CST 2000

Dear Colleague,

please be so kind and response directly to me if anyone is interested about
following new books

(Coleoptera: Cicindelidae)
VOLUME I and II the price of each volume is : 125 USD (230 DM, 118 EUR).

First ever complete book on the Tiger beetles of Africa
A colored picture-catalogue of all currently valid species and subspecies of
African tiger beetles published in two volumes. These books treat the region
south of the Sahara, excluding Madagascar and other islands. Altogether 396
species in 34 genera from the African continent are listed and figured. All
266 valid subspecific taxa of the 86 polytypic species are listed and
figured also. For all species and subspecies a distribution map is given,
and for many species pictures of habitats, living individuals, behavior, and
larvae are presented too. In addition portraits of entomologists and
explorers, who worked particularly with the African tiger beetle fauna are
given, as well as pictures of several persons to whom an African tiger
beetle species were dedicated. The number of pictures counts up to more than
1,500. Author, publication, synonyms, size, type locality, scarcity,
remarks, and countries of occurrence of each treated genus and taxon are
presented. The locality labels attached to the shown specimens are cited as
well as an acronym of the collection, where a specimen is deposited. Plenty
of type-specimens from the ten major entomological museums in Berlin,
Capetown, Eberswalde, London, Paris, Pretoria, Munich, Tervuren, Vienna, and
Windhoek are pictured. A huge catalogue of corresponding literature is given
at the end of vol. 2. The history of the actual knowledge about African
Cicindelidae species is explained. The species richness of the various
countries is discussed, and perspectives for further research possibilities
are given. Each African country is cited with all its known species and the
number of endemics.

Volume I treats eight genera (Mantica, Manticora, Platychile, Megacephala
(with two subgenera), Prothyma, Neochila, Euryarthron, and Dromica) with 191
species and presents 745 color photographs. It includes the general
introduction and chapters on history and species richness of the African
countries. As well as the acknowledgements, indexes for abbreviations and
collections, and a complete list of all species and subspecies occurring in
the treated region.
191 species in 8 genera (with two subgenera)
 745 full color photographes (including all species, subspecies, habitats,
behavior, etc ...)
 Maps of distribution (for all species and subspecies)
 Chapters on history and species richness
 Complete list of species for every country
 200 pages
 Beautiful hardcover - large format (27 x 32 cm, 11" x 17")

Volume II treats twenty-four genera (Bennigsenium, Dromicoida, Prothymidia,
Trichodela, Epitrichodes, Trichotaenia, Ophryodera, Bostrichophorus,
Elliptica, Ropaloteres, Hipparidium, Calochroa, Cicindela, Lophyridia,
Habrodera, Chaetodera, Cephalota, Cylindera, Cicindina, Myriochile,
Cratohaerea, Salpingophora, Hypaetha, and Eurymorpha, including a good
number of subgenera) with 205 species and presents 779 color photographs.
Extended list of corresponding literature is given at the end of this

205 species in 24 genera (with two subgenera)
779 full color photographs (including all species, subspecies, habitats,
behavior, etc ...)
Maps of distribution (for all species and subspecies)
Complete list of species for every country
200 pages
 Extended bibliography

Keep care and be of good cheer.


(name) Vratislav Richard Eugene Maria John Baptist
(surname) of Bejsak (Bayshark)-Collorado-Mansfeld

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