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Adam Slipinski did his PhD and DSc in Poland where he worked for 20 years at the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw and held a joint appointment as the professor of biology at the University of Zielona Gora teaching entomology and environmental biology.Hermes Escalona earned his PhD in Entomology from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in 2012. He is interested in systematics, evolution, and historical biogeography of Coleoptera, with a current focus on Longhorns beetles (Cerambycidae) and small beetle families within Cucujiformia.
"This book will be valued by amateur collectors, professional systematists, and personnel of state and federal agencies who are charged with identifying beetles that have been intercepted in international quarantine. Moreover, any true fan of longhorned beetles will cherish this volume for it stunning collection of images, which in my view qualifies it as not only an excellent reference, but even as a fascinating coffee-table book that will be appreciated even by non-entomologists. The eye-catching front cover, showing a beautiful beetle perched on a twig, would entice anyone to pick up the publication, and thumbing through it they will be struck by the great diversity of species, and fascinating variation in form and coloration, within this one subfamily of the longhorned beetles."--Quarterly Review of Biology (Lawrence M. Hanks, Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana) "In this first volume of CSIRO's ambitious effort to produce a definitive reference to the longhorn beetles of Australia, Slipiriski (Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO) and Escalona (Central Univ. of Venezuela; CSIRO) introduce the family Cerambycidae, one of the largest families of Australian beetles, and provide a detailed account of the subfamily Lamiinae (so-called flat-faced longhorns). The text is profusely illustrated with high-quality photographs of adults, larvae, and pupae, including scanning electron micorgraphs and macrophotographs of cleared and dissected specimens. This book will be of enormous value to graduate students in entomology and academic/museum staff working with longhorn beetles. Advanced undergraduates studying entomology may find material of interest for the research projects. Summing Up: Recommended."--Choice