Diving Beetles Of The World: Systematics And Biology Of The Dytiscidae by Kelly B. MillerDiving Beetles Of The World: Systematics And Biology Of The Dytiscidae by Kelly B. Miller

Diving Beetles Of The World: Systematics And Biology Of The Dytiscidae

byKelly B. Miller, Johannes Bergsten

Hardcover | October 3, 2016

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Among the hundreds of thousands of species of beetles, there is one family, containing some 4,300 species, that stands out as one of the most diverse and important groups of aquatic predatory insects. This is the Dytiscidae, whose species are commonly known as diving beetles. No comprehensive treatment of this group has been compiled in over 130 years, a period during which a great many changes in classification and a near quadrupling of known species has occurred.

In Diving Beetles of the World, Kelly B. Miller and Johannes Bergsten provide the only full treatments of all 188 Dytiscid genera ever assembled. Entomologists, systematists, limnologists, ecologists, and others with an interest in aquatic systems or insect diversity will find these extensively illustrated keys and taxon accounts immensely helpful. The keys make it possible to identify all taxa from subfamily to genera, and each key and taxon treatment is accompanied by both photographs and detailed pen-and-ink drawings of diagnostic features.

Every genus account covers body length, diagnostic characters, classification, species diversity, a review of known natural history, and world distribution. Each account is also accompanied by a range map and at least one high-resolution habitus image of a specimen. Diving beetles are fast becoming important models for aquatic ecology, world biogeography, population ecology, and animal sexual evolution and, with this book, the diversity of the group is finally accessible.

Kelly B. Miller is an associate professor in the Biology Department at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, where he is also a curator at the Museum of Southwestern Biology. Johannes Bergsten is a senior curator at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm.
Title:Diving Beetles Of The World: Systematics And Biology Of The DytiscidaeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 10 × 7 × 1.01 inPublished:October 3, 2016Publisher:Johns Hopkins University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface vii1. Introduction 12. Taxonomy and Morphology 213. Keys to Major GroupsSubfamilies, Adults 39Subfamilies, Larvae 43Subterranean & Terrestrial Genera 454. Subfamily Matinae 505. Subfamily Lancetinae 536. Subfamily Agabinae 557. Tribe Hydrotrupini 578. Tribe Agabini 629. Subfamily Colymbetinae 6910. Subfamily Copelatinae 7811. Subfamily Laccophilinae 8712. Tribe Agabetini 8913. Tribe Laccophilini 9114. Subfamily Cybistrinae 10315. Subfamily Dytiscinae 11116. Tribe Dytiscini 11417. Tribe Hydaticini 11818. Tribe Aubehydrini 12119. Tribe Eretini 12320. Tribe Aciliini 12521. Subfamily Coptotominae 13322. Subfamily Hydrodytinae 13523. Subfamily Hydroporinae 13824. Tribe Laccornini 14525. Tribe Laccornellini 14726. Tribe Hydroporini 15027. Subtribe Hydroporina 15428. Subtribe Deronectina 16229. Subtribe Siettitiina 17230. Subtribe Sternopriscina 18031. Tribe Vatellini 19032. Tribe Methlini 19433. Tribe Hydrovatini 19634. Tribe Pachydrini 19935. Tribe Hygrotini 20136. Tribe Hyphydrini 20737. Tribe Bidessini 219Literature Cited 260Index 307

Editorial Reviews

All illustrations are excellent and informative. Every genus account covers diagnostic characteristics, size range, classification, species diversity, a review of known natural history, and distributions portrayed via range maps. The breadth and depth of coverage is extraordinary given the constraints of a succinct template.