AN INTRODUCTION TO THE AQUATIC INSECTS OF NORTH AMERICA: REVISED 4TH EDITION

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Educators and students alike find this text to be their primary source for comprehensive coverage of this expansive subject. Written by 41 expert authors, it covers most everything including: The phylogeny, morphology, respiration, life history, behavior, collecting, sampling, rearing, biomonitoring, and taxonomy. Includes well-illustrated keys to major life stages of North American aquatic insects. 100s of detailed illus; 9x11 inches, 862 pgs.

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An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America is simply the best because it offers:
• Hundreds of detailed illustrations
• Comprehensive coverage of phylogeny, morphology, respiration, life history, behavior, collecting, sampling, rearing, biomonitoring, and taxonomy
• Ecological tables and taxonomic references at the end of each chapter
• Well-illustrated keys to major life stages of North American aquatic insects
• Generic-level keys to selected families of Diptera (e.g., Ceratopo-gonidae, Empididae, Ephydridae, Sciomyzidae)
• A new chapter on the use of aquatic insects in biomonitoring
• Tables at the end of each identification chapter with summaries at the generic level of the ecology, trophicrelationships, habits, and distribution of the order or family of aquatic insects
• An extensive bibliography (over 4,600 references)

The interest in aquatic insect studies has expanded exponentially in the last three decades. An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America has kept pace with this growth.

One source of that growth has been students in search of knowledge about the vast array of aquatic insects inhabiting the earth. In that search for information, educators and students alike have found Aquatic Insects to be their primary source for comprehensive coverage of this expansive subject.

In print for over 20 years, An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America is written by 41 expert authors and will become your most reliable textbook and your students' standard reference guide.

Richard W Merritt & Kenneth W Cummins

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