Titel: Identifying British Insects and Arachnids
Herausgegeben von Peter C. Barnard, Barnard Peter C.
CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Oktober 2005 - gebunden - 368 Seiten
Until now, individuals wishing to identify British insects have had to choose between the difficult-to-find specialist keys published in obscure literature, and the misleadingly simplistic popular guides, which cover only a fraction of the species. This book bridges the gap, providing expert guidance through the taxonomic maze. This resource contains an introduction to each group of organisms, as well as over 2,000 references selected as being the most useful and up to date for accurate identification, together with notes on their relevance and coverage. An additional chapter covers the understanding and retrieval of scientific references, with advice on using libraries and other information services. This will be an essential reference book for anyone involved in insect and arachnid identification.
Introduction; Acknowledgements; 1. Sources of information Julie M. V. Harvey; 2. Collembola: the Springtails Peter C. Barnard; 3. Protura: the Proturans Peter C. Barnard; 4. Diplura: the Two-tailed Bristle-tails Peter C. Barnard; 5. Thysanura: the Silverfish and Firebrats Peter C. Barnard; 6. Archaeognatha: the Bristletails Peter C. Barnard; 7. Ephemeroptera: the Mayflies or Up-winged Flies Stephen J. Brooks; 8. Odonata: the Dragonflies and Damselflies Stephen J. Brooks; 9. Plecoptera: the Stoneflies Stephen J. Brooks; 10. Phasmida: the Stick-insects Judith A. Marshall; 11. Orthoptera: the Grasshoppers, Crickets and Bush-crickets Judith A. Marshall; 12. Dermaptera: the Earwigs Judith A. Marshall; 13. Blattodea: the Cockroaches Judith A. Marshall; 14. Psocoptera: the Booklice and Barklice Jon H. Martin; 15. Phthiraptera: the Lice Chris H. C. Lyal; 16. Thysanoptera: the Thrips Jon H. Martin; 17. Hemiptera: the True Bugs Jon H. Martin and Mick D. Webb; 18. Neuroptera: the Lacewings Peter C. Barnard; 19. Megaloptera the Alderflies Peter C. Barnard; 20. Raphidoptera: the Snakeflies Peter C. Barnard; 21. Coleoptera: the Beetles Peter M. Hammond and Stuart J. Hine; 22. Strepsiptera: the Stylops Peter M. Hammond and Stuart J. Hine; 23. Mecoptera: the Scorpionflies Peter C. Barnard; 24. Trichoptera: the Caddisflies Peter C. Barnard; 25. Lepidoptera: the Moths and Butterflies Mark A. Parsons, Gaden S. Robinson, Martin R. Honey, and David J. Carter; 26. Diptera: the Flies Nigel P. Wyatt and John E. Chainey; 27. Siphonaptera the Fleas Theresa M. Howard; 28. Hymenoptera: the Bees, Wasps and Ants John S. Noyes, Mike G. Fitton, Donald L. J. Quicke, David G. Notton, George R. Else, Nigel D. M. Ferguson, Barry Bolton, Suzanne Lewis and Laraine C. Tarel; 29. Pseudoscorpiones: the Pseudoscorpions Paul D. Hillyard; 30. Opiliones: the Harvestmen Paul D. Hillyard; 31. Araneae: the Spiders Paul D. Hillyard; 32. Acari: the Mites and Ticks Anne S. Baker; Index.
' ... the volume brings an enormous amount of desirable information to a wide audience in a very compact form. Because of its scope, it will be of immediate use in many European countries besides Britain, and serves as a useful model to those working in other faunistic regions.' Martin H. Villet, Rhodes University ' ... an essential and up-to-date tool for all working with or interested in more than a single insect order.' Adrian Spalding, Entomologist's Gazette '... an extremely valuable contribution to the entomological literature.' Colin W. Plant, Entomologist