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Language: English, with trilingual introductory chapters in English, French, and German
Comprehensively updated new edition of this invaluable European atlas of the caddis-flies.
Caddis flies are important indicators of environmental quality in aquatic biotopes. Atlas of European Trichoptera is the first book which enables the identification of the entire European caddisfly fauna since McLachlan's Revision and Synopsis of 1874-1880.
Identification of European caddis flies has proved difficult as a result of the widely scattered literature, and has therefore been a matter for specialists for more than hundred years.
Atlas of European Trichoptera of European Trichoptera contains over 1400 species which means an increase of 25% since the first edition of 1983.
Identification of specimens is one of the most difficult tasks in Zoology. Atlas of European Trichoptera presents information which will enable the reader to develop his own opinions and will also help him reach decisions concerning the accuracy of his own results.
The identification of specimens is undertaken by comparing the detailed drawings of the most important characteristics of all species known in Europe, the Mediterranean countries north of the Sahara, the Canary islands, Madeira, the Azores islands and the adjacent eastern regions including the Arab Peninsula and Iran. The fauna of Turkistan and Siberia is partially included.
Explanations of the drawings are provided mainly by symbols which enable the use of Atlas of European Trichoptera independent of language. This concept has been proved successful in University courses.
The introductory chapters are in English, German and French. Should a reader not understand any of these languages, the translation of these few pages, including the pages of explanations, will provide sufficient understanding for the entire book.
- Trichoptera explanations
- Limnephilidae Genus
From the reviews of the second edition:
"The first edition of this atlas was published in 1983. It has been the standard reference to determine adult caddisflies of Europe including the Mediterranean and the Middle East. [...] The large sized book is well produced [...] . An excellent service for those who want to know more is the inclusion of references [...] . This second edition updates the unrivalled standard work for determination and faunistics of European caddis, and it is simply essential for everyone dealing with Trichoptera."
- Arnold H. Staniczek, Aquatic Insects, Vol. 28 (2), June, 2006
"The first edition of this atlas appeared in 1983. [...] The second edition of the 'Atlas' is an updated, complete version at the species level and will certainly follow its predecessor as the standard identification book for adult Trichoptera in Europe for the next decades to come. It is indispensable for all Trichoptera workers and aquatic entomologists in Europe and beyond. The perseverance and tremendous effort H. Malicky has spent on producing this volume deserves our full acknowledgement and respect."
- Wolfram Mey, Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, Vol. 53 (2), 2006