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Author Murzin, V. S. (Vladimir Sergeevich)

Title The tiger moths of the Former Soviet Union : Insecta, Lepidoptera, Arctiidae / Vladimir S. Murzin
Published Sofia, Bulgaria : Pensoft, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 242 pages : color illustrations)
Series Pensoft series faunistica ; no. 23
Pensoft series faunistica ; no. 23
Summary The present book is a monographic treatment of tiger moths, the Arctiidae, of the former Soviet Union. In covering most of the Palaeartic fauna, this publication is unprecedented both in scope and scrupulousness. Numerous colour pictures and several drawings richly illustrate the more than 100 species and subspecies referred to in the book. Identification keys are mainly based on peripheral characters, although in several cases genitalic ones are used. Many full colour photographs show pinned specimens (mainly arranged in 24 plates) and also a variety of live moths and/or their characteristic habitats. Professor Vladimir Murzin (born in 1927), a nuclear physicist and Doctor of Physical Sciences, developed an interest in butterflies and moths during his childhood. Today, his collection of Lepidoptera is one of the largest privately owned in Russia. He is a member of the Russian Entomological Society, and is the author of several scientific and popular-science books concerning butterflies and moths and of more than 20 other publications covering ecology and entomology. He has made approximately 50 collecting trips to various parts of the former Soviet Union where he has discovered several new species and subspecies of butterflies and moths
Notes Title from e-book title screen (viewed May 26, 2008)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-188) and indexes
Subject Arctiidae -- Former Soviet republics.
Tiger moths -- Former Soviet republics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1281296805
1435638581 (electronic bk.)
9546423327 (electronic bk.)
9781435638587 (electronic bk.)
9789546423320 (electronic bk.)