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Field Guides & Natural History  Insects & other Invertebrates  Insects  Flies (Diptera)

Field Guide to Flies with Three Pulvilli Families of Homeodactyla of Northwest Europe

Field / Identification Guide Identification Key New
By: Theo Zeegers(Author), André Schulten(Author)
256 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps
Field Guide to Flies with Three Pulvilli
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  • Field Guide to Flies with Three Pulvilli ISBN: 9789051070682 Paperback Sep 2022 In stock
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About this book

In this field guide, we describe eight families of flies that have three pulvilli on their feet (tarsi) as a common characteristic. These are older and closely related families of flies (Homeodactyla). More than 150 species are described, from ‘irritating’ Horseflies to brightly coloured Soldierflies, from slender Awl-flies to tiny Hunchback flies and from stocky Odour-flies to slender-legged Snipeflies. Species texts offer short information on occurrence, flight season and rarity. Clear photographs support the texts.

Species can be identified as much as possible from field characteristics or photographs. Keys are supported by functional drawings which clearly illustrate the characteristics. Characteristics which can be seen only in living specimens, such as eye colour, are used as much as possible. In that way, this guide is useful for both nature lovers and beginning and expert entomologists.

Theo and André together published an earlier digital field guide to Horseflies (Veldgids Dazen) on Waarneming.nl. The content of the digital guide on horseflies has been integrated in its entirety in this field guide.

Contents

Introduction + acknowledgements
    Which species are included in this field guide?
    Where can this guide be used?
    Comparison of sizes
    How to use this guide
    Species
    Nomenclature
    Sources
    Faunistic literature
    Morphology

Key to the families
Acroceridae - Hunchback-flies
    Key to genera
    Key to species + descriptions
Athericidae - Water-snipeflies
    Key + descriptions
Coenomyiidae - Odour-flies
    Descriptions
Rhagionidae - Snipeflies
    Key to genera
    Key to species + descriptions
Stratiomyidae - Soldierflies
    Key to genera
    Key to species + descriptions
Tabanidae - Horseflies
    Key to genera
    Key to species + descriptions
Xylomyidae - Wood-soldierflies
    Key + descriptions
Xylophagidae - Awl-flies
    Key + descriptions

Supplements
    Distribution per country, and flight season
    Photographers / Useful websites
    Index English names
    Index scientific names

Customer Reviews

Biography

Theo Zeegers has studied horseflies for four decades and recently he has studied other flies with three pulvilli.

André Schulten is the author of a book on the Hoverflies of the Netherlands and Belgium, and together with Reinoud van den Broek he wrote the Field Guide to the Robberflies of the Netherlands and Belgium.

Field / Identification Guide Identification Key New
By: Theo Zeegers(Author), André Schulten(Author)
256 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps
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