The Natural History of Blackflies

The Natural History of Blackflies

by Roger W. Crosskey

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471927556
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/28/1990
Pages: 722
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.82(h) x 1.78(d)

Table of Contents

Reference List of Main Facts.
The Historical Setting of Present Knowledge.
The Taxonomic Background.
Prehistory and Geographical Distribution.
LIFE IN THE WATER.
Elements of Larval Structure and Function.
Larval Development and Feeding.
Larval Anchorage and Movement.
The Lotic Environment and Larval Habitats.
Development on Other Aquatic Animals: A Special Ecology.
Natural Enemies of the Aquatic Stages.
The Pupa and Adult Fly Emergence.
AERIAL LIFE.
Elements of Adult Fly Structure and Function.
Sexual Meeting and Mating.
Flight and Migration.
Host Animals, Biting and Bloodsucking.
Maturing and Laying the Eggs.
Natural Enemies of Adult Flies.
BLACKFLIES AND MANKIND.
Pests of Man and Domestic Animals.
Blackflies and Human Disease.
References.
Index of Blackfly Names.
Index of Other Organism Names.
Subject Index.

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