Author(s): Andrew Crowe
Ninety percent of New Zealand's insects are unique. Many of these little-known creatures play an important part in our ecology. This book is both a field guide and a gallery, displaying the variety and beauty of an often-overlooked side of New Zealand’s wildlife. Ideal for children, trampers, mountaineers and conservation workers. Packed with over 650 colour photographs it covers native and introduced insects of the home, garden and farm, forest, mountains, streams and lakes. Includes common and rare butterflies, brightly coloured day-flying moths, spectacular weta, alpine grasshoppers, cicadas, plus much more. Andrew Crowe has written over 30 nature books covering seashells, insects, birds and other animals and plants. He is eight times a finalist and twice a winner of New Zealand book awards.
Finalist 2003 New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Non-Fiction Award
Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Non-Fiction Award 2003.
Andrew Crowe is a bestselling author with a special interest in helping make nature accessible to beginners of all ages. He has written over 40 nature books covering seashells, insects, spiders, birds and other animals and plants. Andrew has won numerous New Zealand book awards, including the Margaret Mahy Medal in 2009 for his overall contribution to children's literature and the Ashton Wylie Award in 2005 for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama.