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Fauna of New Zealand 32 : Sphecidae

ISBN: 9780478045345

Author: A Harris    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

The Fauna of New Zealand series has been widely acclaimed for its role in presenting New Zealand's unique invertebrate fauna to the world


The Fauna of New Zealand series has been widely acclaimed for its role in presenting New Zealand's unique invertebrate fauna to the world


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Pages: 112


Publication Date: 20-12-2013


$33.50
Fauna of New Zealand : Terrestrial Talitridae

ISBN: 9780478045338

Author: K Duncan    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

The Fauna of New Zealand series has been widely acclaimed for its role in presenting New Zealand's unique invertebrate fauna to the world


The Fauna of New Zealand series has been widely acclaimed for its role in presenting New Zealand's unique invertebrate fauna to the world


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Pages: 128


Publication Date: 20-12-2013


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Fauna of New Zealand 29 : Cryptorhynchinae

ISBN: 9780478045185

Author: C Lyal    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

The Fauna of New Zealand series has been widely acclaimed for its role in presenting New Zealand's unique invertebrate fauna to the world


The Fauna of New Zealand series has been widely acclaimed for its role in presenting New Zealand's unique invertebrate fauna to the world


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Pages: 307


Publication Date: 20-12-2013


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Methods and Rationale of the New Zealand Soil Classification

ISBN: 9780478045123

Author: A E Hewitt    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

Landcare Research Science Series No. 2



A natural extension to Version 3, explaining the methods used to develop the New Zealand Soil Cl...


Landcare Research Science Series No. 2



A natural extension to Version 3, explaining the methods used to develop the New Zealand Soil Classification, it includes discussion of the rational for class recognition and definition. Aiming to provide a concise account useful for soil taxonomists, users and students of soil classification. This report is concerned with the top three levels of the hierarchy: order; group; and subgroup.


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Pages: 71


Publication Date: 20-12-2013


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Vegetation of Egmont National Park

ISBN: 9780477067874

Author: B Clarkson    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

Derived from a reconnaissance vegetation survey of the park, which formed the major part of a 1981 thesis.



Introductory sections conta...


Derived from a reconnaissance vegetation survey of the park, which formed the major part of a 1981 thesis.



Introductory sections contain brief descriptions of the physical environment and the effects of introduced browsing mammals and human activities.



The main previous contributions to the botanical knowledge of the park are summarised.



An outline of the vegetation pattern and substrate classes follows. These are then described in detail, with photographic illustration of most of them. Features of the flora are discussed and the final section attempts to place the park in a regional context and gives some suggestions for future management.



A full colour, 1:40 000 scale map NZMS 169, is included in the back of the book.


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Pages: 95


Publication Date: 19-12-2013


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Fauna of New Zealand 28 : Larvae of Curculionoidea

ISBN: 9780478045055

Author: B May    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

The Fauna of New Zealand series has been widely acclaimed for its role in presenting New Zealand's unique invertebrate fauna to the world.


The Fauna of New Zealand series has been widely acclaimed for its role in presenting New Zealand's unique invertebrate fauna to the world.


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Pages: 226


Publication Date: 19-12-2013


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Fauna of New Zealand 11 : Pseudococcidae

ISBN: 9780477067911

Author: J Cox    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

The Fauna of New Zealand series has been widely acclaimed for its role in presenting New Zealand's unique invertebrate fauna to the world.


The Fauna of New Zealand series has been widely acclaimed for its role in presenting New Zealand's unique invertebrate fauna to the world.


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Pages: 140


Publication Date: 19-12-2013


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Soils of the Edendale District

ISBN: 9780478093001

Author: Peter McIntosh    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

Although the Edendale district of Southland has a large area of high class soils, up until now the detailed soil distribution has never been mapped. Recently, a...


Although the Edendale district of Southland has a large area of high class soils, up until now the detailed soil distribution has never been mapped. Recently, an increase in dairy farming in the district, legislative change regarding effluent disposal, and opportunities for horticultural diversification have created a requirement for better knowledge of the soils in the area.



This booklet and map are the results of a new survey completed in 1994. They provide more information on soil permeability, drainage, and moisture storage, to enable analysis of potential contaminant problems, and to assist sustainable management of the land in the district.



Detailed information on soil profiles mentioned in the text is provided in an Appendix, along with a 1:50,000 colour soil map of the area, detailing roads and waterways.


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Pages: 36


Publication Date: 10-02-2014


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Fauna of New Zealand 46 : Nesameletidae

ISBN: 9780478093490

Author: Terry Hitchings    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

In New Zealand 40 species of Ephemeroptera (mayflies) have been classified in 8 families, although the list is not complete. New Zealand mayflies are average-si...


In New Zealand 40 species of Ephemeroptera (mayflies) have been classified in 8 families, although the list is not complete. New Zealand mayflies are average-sized insects, with the adults having two pairs of membranous wings. The adults have three tail filaments, at least two of which are very long. The juvenile stage is aquatic and has abdominal gills resembling small leaves along each side of the first seven abdominal segments.



Most mayfly species are adapted for clinging to the undersides of stones and boulders in streams, however the species of the family Nesameletidae are free swimming and able to dart about with agility to escape predators. They are sometimes referrred to collectively by trout fishermen as “the grey darter”.



In NZ the family Nesameletidae is represented by one genus, Nesameletus, whose five described species are all endemic. NZ mayflies almost always develop in unpolluted running water, feeding on algae and plant material and converting it into biomass. As such they are a vital part of the food chain, which is continued by their predators. Nesameletidae are widely distributed in NZ, though three species appear to be confined to the South Island, with all species tending to be found in smaller streams and trickles.



Two presently named species are redescribed and three new species added. The eggs and larval stages of the different species are described and associated with their respective adult stages. The text includes discussion of phylogenetic relationships, notes on ecology and distribution maps. Diagnostic characters of the species are illustrated and keys given for all life stages.


Pages: 72


Publication Date: 28-02-2014


$32.50
Fauna of New Zealand 44 : Lycosidae

ISBN: 9780478093476

Author: C Vink    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

The family Lycosidae (wolf spiders) has more than 2200 known species that are found worldwide, especially in open habitats. Twenty-seven species are found in Ne...


The family Lycosidae (wolf spiders) has more than 2200 known species that are found worldwide, especially in open habitats. Twenty-seven species are found in New Zealand, two of which are introduced, while the remaining twenty-five species are endemic to New Zealand. In this significant new work, the twenty-seven species are revised with one new genus and fourteen new species described.



Wolf spiders are easily recognised by the carrying of the spherical egg sac behind the adult female and the subsequent transport of the young on her abdomen. Like most lycosid species, New Zealand wolf spiders are habitat specific and are found in mountain screes, riverbeds, beaches, tussock grasslands, forest, swamps, and marshes. The most commonly seen species, Anoteropsis hilaris, has been investigated as a possible bioindicator and biomarker for organophosphate insecticide contamination, and is also thought to be a beneficial predator of insect pests.



This Fauna contribution contains descriptions of all genera and species, with information on synonymy, type data, geographical distribution, and subfamilial status. Habitus images of adults, illustrations of important structural features, and distribution maps are provided, and a key to adults is given. In addition, a phylogenetic analysis examining the relationships of species in the genus Anoteropsis is presented and contains significant phylogenetic structure. This is the first issue of the series to cover spiders, and includes a 16-page section in colour of the wolf spider species.


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Pages: 94


Publication Date: 28-02-2014


$37.50
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