Synopses & Reviews
Arthropod Collection and Identification: Laboratory and Field Techniques, Second Edition is the definitive text on all aspects required for collecting and properly preparing specimens for identification. This book provides detailed and up-to-date taxonomic keys to insects and related arthropods given recent classification changes to various insect taxa, along with updated preservation materials and techniques for molecular and genomic studies.
This book presents methods of rearing, storing, and shipping specimens, along with a supporting glossary. A new section provides suggestions on how insects and other arthropods can be used within and outside the formal classroom. The growing field of forensic entomology necessitates that law enforcement personnel, coroners, and others involved in crime scene investigations properly collect and prepare insects to preserve the chain of custody requirement in courts of law. A new section in this book examines current accepted procedures when collecting insects at crime scenes.
Arthropod Collection and Identification: Laboratory and Field Techniques, Second Edition is a necessary reference for entomology professionals and researchers who seek the most updated taxonomy and techniques for collection and preservation. This book also serves as a valuable resource for entomology students who need illustrative and detailed information for easy arthropod identification.
- Features updated and concise illustrations for anatomical identification
- Provides an overview of general insect anatomy with dichotomous keys
- Offers examples insect-arthropod based activities for science projects
- Expands the forensic aspect of evidence collection and chain-of-custody requirements