How to Catch Beetles

If you want to know how to catch beetles you would to well to buy read
and study this book.

By Carlos Aguilar Julio
English version
Limited Edition
14.8 x 21 cm
320 pages
16 color plates
160 images
Full color cover


Many methods have been written about the collection of beetles in the
world.  However, only very specific papers were developed until now,
for example: the traps, or about specific sampling methods of some
families or genera of Coleoptera in the planet.

This book aims provide to the scientific world and for students a
collection of knowledge and experience of the author and others
professionals of entomology, related to methods and capture
techniques, transfer and preservation of Coleoptera, encompassed in a
single work.

This study tool has long been expected. There are many forums
(especially in the internet) which perceived the need for instruction
about this subject.  Our colleagues were the first to applaud this
initiative, describing it as very valuable in relation to its content.

Now the students can count throughout this material, which is
complement of development in the field activities, through practice.

The methods of capture are varied and numerous, such as or more than
the number of families of beetles.

Early detection of environmental damage, which can be detected through
the study of beetles populations and / or endangered species (it
require also knowledge for the capture of different species in
selected environments) will provide help for the implementation of
measures to assist the conservation and protection of the environment.

On the other hand, there is a tacit agreement among entomologists, in
which the number of known species of Coleoptera is very small compared
with the suspected number of existing species.  This reminds us that
phrase regarding the tip of the iceberg, and arouse our interest about
how much we are lacking to know.

This book offers:

1) A brief summary of the physical and structural characteristics of
major biomes in the world.

2) Instructions to collect beetles in every kind of environment such
as savannas, forests, deserts, streams, rivers, mountains, caves,
beaches, mangroves, dunes, etc.

 3) Specific details about all beetles families known until now, in
the long chapter “Where do they live? What do they eat? How to collect

4) A variety of traps chosen according to their effectiveness, and how
to make them by yourself.

Finally, we hope that this tool now available to all supporters of
life on this planet, serve to understand it, preserve and improve it.

Jorge Barrett Viedma
Naturalia – Scientific Collection