Scuttle Flies: The Phoridae

Author: H. Disney

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401112886

Category: Science

Page: 467

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Phoridae are probably the insect family with the greatest diversity of larval habits, but the least studied of the large families of flies due to identification difficulties. This book collates what is known about the natural history of the Phoridae world. It reviews eggs and oviposition, larval habits (including saprophages, kleptoparasites, fungus breeders, plant feeders, predator, parasitoids, parasites and enemies), pupae and their enemies, development, adult habits (including feeding, special associations, courtship, mating, phoretic mites and enemies) and ecological aspects. There follows a new user-friendly and extensively illustrated key to world genera and a review of the identification literature for each of the 229 genera recognized. A review of methods and an extensive bibliography complete the work.
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Scuttle Flies

The Phoridae

Author: R. H. L. Disney

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412565205

Category: Science

Page: 467

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Phoridae are probably the insect family with the greatest diversity of larval habits, but the least studied of the large families of flies due to identification difficulties. This book collates what is known about the natural history of the Phoridae world. It reviews eggs and oviposition, larval habits (including saprophages, kleptoparasites, fungus breeders, plant feeders, predator, parasitoids, parasites and enemies), pupae and their enemies, development, adult habits (including feeding, special associations, courtship, mating, phoretic mites and enemies) and ecological aspects. There follows a new user-friendly and extensively illustrated key to world genera and a review of the identification literature for each of the 229 genera recognized. A review of methods and an extensive bibliography complete the work.
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Arthropod Diversity and Conservation

Author: David L. Hawksworth,Alan T. Bull

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402052049

Category: Science

Page: 525

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This collection of more than 30 peer-reviewed papers focuses on the diversity and conservation of arthropods, whose species inhabit virtually every recess and plane – and feature in virtually every food web – on the planet. Highlighting issues ranging from large-scale disturbance to local management, from spatial heterogeneity to temporal patterns, these papers reflect exciting new research – and take the reader to some of the most biodiverse corners of the planet.
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The Greenland Entomofauna

An Identification Manual of Insects, Spiders and their Allies

Author: Jens Böcher,N.P. Kristensen (†),Thomas Pape,Lars Vilhelmsen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004261052

Category: Science

Page: 898

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The Greenland Entomofauna provides a richly illustrated tool for the identification of the insects, spiders, mites etc. of the country, hence enabling detailed future monitoring of range shifts of individual species.
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Diptera Diversity

Status, Challenges and Tools

Author: Thomas Pape,Daniel John Bickel,Rudolf Meier

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004148973

Category: Nature

Page: 459

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This is the first comprehensive synopsis of the biodiversity of Diptera, with chapters on all regional faunas, Diptera as ecological indicators, statistical techniques for estimating species diversity based on the known fauna, molecular tools and trends in digital publication.
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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.
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The Evolutionary Biology of Flies

Author: David K. Yeates,Brian M. Wiegmann

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231501706

Category: Science

Page: 440

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Flies (Dipteria) have had an important role in deepening scientists'understanding of modern biology and evolution. The study of flies has figured prominently in major advances in the fields of molecular evolution, physiology, genetics, phylogenetics, and ecology over the last century. This volume, with contributions from top scientists and scholars in the field, brings together diverse aspects of research and will be essential reading for entomologists and fly researchers.
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