Books  Insects & other Invertebrates  Insects  Insects: General 

An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America

Identification Key

Edited By: RW Merritt, KW Cummins and MB Berg

862 pages, B/w figs, tabs

Kendall/Hunt Publishing

Spiralbound | Dec 2009 | Edition: 4 | #185494 | ISBN-13: 9780757563218
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 months Details
NHBS Price: £185.00 $240/€210 approx

About this book

The 4th edition of this book combines the most up to date taxonomic treatment of North American aquatic insects. Almost all aquatic and semi-aquatic insect nymphs and larvae can be keyed to genus. Adults of all orders and pupae of Trichoptera, Diptera, Culicidae, Simuliidae, and Chironomidae are keyed in the taxonomic chapters.

The book represents the most complete summary of ecological information on North American aquatic and semi-aquatic insects available anywhere. It compiles the only exhaustive summary of functional feeding group designations available. Water quality tolerance values (from US EPA) have been added to the ecological tables. With a bibliography of nearly 6,000 references, it is the most thorough compilation of the literature on the subject. The index, which has achieved critical acclaim, allows terms and taxonomic names to be located rapidly. Entire chapters on morphology, respiratory adaptations, habitat, life history and behavior, sampling, biomonitoring, ecology, and phylogenetic relationships provide the background for informed use of the taxonomic material.

New features in the 4th edition include a glossary (of special use in conjunction with the keys), a center section of actual color photographs representing most families (to aid in general identifications) of aquatic insects, and an interactive CD that provides a well-illustrated key to the orders plus habitat photos

The CD works with both Windows (up to XP) and Macintosh (OS X 10.1-10.3).

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review this book!

Bestsellers in this subject

A Photographic Guide to Insects of Southern Europe & the Mediterranean

NHBS Special Offer Price: £22.50 £27.50 (Save £5.00) $29/€25 approx (ends 31/12/2018)

A Comprehensive Guide to Insects of Britain & Ireland

NHBS Price: £28.95 $38/€33 approx

The Royal Entomological Society Book of British Insects

NHBS Price: £49.50 $64/€56 approx

Guide to Insects of the British Isles

NHBS Price: £2.99 $4/€3 approx

Insect Microscopy

NHBS Price: £16.99 $22/€19 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194