Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Collembola: Illustrated Keys to Known Families, Genera, and Species in South America by Charles W. HeckmanEncyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Collembola: Illustrated Keys to Known Families, Genera, and Species in South America by Charles W. Heckman

Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Collembola: Illustrated Keys to Known Families…

byCharles W. Heckman

Paperback | December 1, 2010

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This book is the first in a series designed to facilitate identification of South American insects likely to be encountered in, on, or near water, on wetlands, and in unusual aquatic habitats, such as bromelias, pitcher plants, and mosses. In the case of some taxa encompassing both aquatic and terrestrial species, it is expanded to permit identification of all species, regardless of habitat. The Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects begins with a short general introduction. The scope for the first volume is the Collembola. It includes all species known from South America by the end of the 1990s and permits a state-of-the-art identification to species. In the case of specimens belonging to undescribed species or those not previously reported from South America, it permits identification to genus or family and gives the reader reasonable certainty that his specimen does not belong to the known fauna of the continent. The keys are richly illustrated to permit non-specialists in the group to reliabily identify specimens. Taxonomic revisions are intentionally avoided, but doubtful taxa are so designated in the key. Already published within this encyclopedia: Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Collembola ISBN: 0-7923-6704-9 Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Ephemeroptera ISBN: 1-4020-0775-2 Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Plecoptera ISBN: 1-4020-1520-8Forthcoming book titles: Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: OdonataEncyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: OrthopteraEncyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: HeteropteraEncyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Neuroptera, including MegalopteraEncyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: TrichopteraEncyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: LepidopteraEncyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: ColeopteraEncyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: DipteraEncyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Hymenoptera
Title:Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Collembola: Illustrated Keys to Known Families…Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pagesPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048156114

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Table of Contents

Introduction. An appeal for quality in taxonomic work. Acknowledgements. Literature. Section 1: Collembola. 1.1. Morphology. 1.2. Ecology. 1.3. Preservation and examination. 1.4. Taxonomic problems. 1.5. Suggestions for improvement. 1.6. Key to the families. Onychiuridae. Hypogastruridae. Odentillidae. Neanuridae. Isotomidae. Entomobryidae. Tomoceridae. Cyphoderidae. Oncopoduridae. Neelidae. Dicyrtomidae. Sminthurididae. Arrhopalitidae. Katiannidae. Bourletiellidae. Spinothecidae. Sminthuridae. Literature. Index.

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From the reviews:"This book, already issued in 2001, is the first in a series of identification keys of South American insects limited to continental South America and the offshore islands found in a variety of 'aquatic habitats' (in, on, near water etc) treating the Collembola. The series is obviously directed to the practician. . we have to thank the author for this compilation. Its usefulness has to be proved by practice." (Hartmut Greven, Entomologia Generalis, Vol. 30 (1), 2007)