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A Guide to the Cockroaches of Australia

David Rentz



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CSIRO Publishing
01 June 2014
Insects (entomology)
Cockroaches! Even a mere mention of the word causes many people to recoil in horror. However, of the hundreds of species of cockroaches (or blattodeans as they are known) found in Australia, only a small number of them give the group a bad name. Just a few species that are commonly found in homes, restaurants and hospitals are responsible for thousands of dollars in expenditure to comply with health standards.

A Guide to the Cockroaches of Australia is a comprehensive account of the 550 described species found in Australia.
By:   David Rentz
Imprint:   CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 148mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   620g
ISBN:   9780643103207
ISBN 10:   0643103201
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   01 June 2014
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Undergraduate ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Inactive

<strong>David Rentz </strong>AM specialises in katydids, crickets and other members of the suborder Ensifera. He spent 25 years as Curator of Orthopteroid Insects in the Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra. David is currently an Adjunct Professor at James Cook University, Australia, and an Honorary Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences. He is the author of <em>A Guide to the Katydids of Australia,</em> which won a Whitley Award commendation for best field guide, and in 2011 he and his colleague Dr Darryl Gwynne were awarded an Ig-Nobel Prize for their study 'Beetles on the Bottle'. David was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2013.

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