Edited By: P Armitage, PS Cranston and PSL Pinder
584 pages, Illus
The dipteran family Chironomidae is the most widely distributed and frequently most abundant group of insects in freshwater, with representatives in both terrestrial and marine environments. This book provides a `state of the art' account of the family including both pure and applied aspects of research.
...well-organized..well-edited...comprehensive overview... - Journal of Paleolimnology
Morphology; systematics; biogeography; biology of the eggs and first-instar larvae; the habitats of chironomid larvae; larval food and feeding behaviour; the pupa and events leading to eclosion; behaviour and ecology of adults; life cycles and population dynamics; production ecology; species interactions and community structure; nuisance, economic impact and possibilities for control; medical significance; classification of water bodies and pollution; chironomids as indicators of past environmental change; chironmidae as food; conclusions.
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