Biology of Snail-Killing Sciomyzidae Flies

Author: Lloyd Vernon Knutson,Jean-Claude Vala

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521867851

Category: Science

Page: 506

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An analysis of all of the major biological aspects of the Sciomyzidae flies, including behaviour, ecology, life-cycles, morphology, and identification.

Natural Enemies of Terrestrial Molluscs

Author: G. M. Barker

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851990613

Category: Science

Page: 644

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This book provides the first coherent examination of the vast literature on the diversity of organisms that constitute the natural enemies of terrestrial molluscs. In a series of review chapters, it provides an authoritative synthesis of current research on predators, parasites and pathogens and how they might be used to control mollusc pests.

Ecomorphology of Cyclorrhaphan Larvae (Diptera)

Author: Graham E. Rotheray

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319925466

Category: Electronic books

Page: 289

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This book offers an overview of the larva of Diptera Cyclorrhapha. It first discusses the principal forms, functions and roles of larvae, and then evaluates feeding, locomotion and respiration in larval saprophages, phytophages and zoophages as keys to understanding and predicting larval morphology. It also highlights how the environment affects morphology, the adaptiveness of morphological features and compares the adaptive features. Assessing the larval attributes that have the potential to explain the success of the Cyclorrhapha, the book also suggests future research directions and provides a summary of main findings and conclusions. As such, it appeals to entomologists, evolutionary biologists and Diptera researchers in all fields.