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The Greenland Entomofauna: An Identification Manual of Insects, Spiders and their Allies

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Series: Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica Volume: 44

By: Jens Böcher(Editor), Niels P Kristensen(Editor), Thomas H Pape(Editor), Lars B Vilhelmsen(Editor)

881 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations

E J Brill

Hardback | Jul 2015 | #219125 | ISBN-13: 9789004256408
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In The Greenland Entomofauna an international team of 64 taxonomic specialists provide for the first time a richly illustrated guide to the identification of the ~1,200 species of Hexapods/Insects, Arachnids and Myriapods so far known to occur in the country.

While the composition, origin and adaptations of the Greenland fauna has always been a challenge to biogeographers and ecologists/ecophysiologists, the provision of a tool for detailed identification of its constituent species is now particularly timely, since global climate change will expectedly have a particularly noticeable impact on biota at high latitudes. This obviously renders the feasibility of monitoring distributional range shifts of the principal components of this biota a matter of some urgency.


Foreword   xi
List of contributors   xiii

1. Introduction   1
2. Arthropod structure and systematics   3
3. The Greenland entomofauna in its arctic context   10
4. The Greenland entomofauna: zoogeography and history   21
5. The inventory of the Greenland entomofauna   37
6. Collembola   48
7. Ephemeroptera   83
8. Psocodea   85
9. Thysanoptera   105
10. Hemiptera   110
11. Hymenoptera   155
12. Neuroptera   257
13. Coleoptera   259
14. Trichoptera   293
15. Lepidoptera   302
16. Siphonaptera   353
17. Diptera   375
18. Arachnida   665
19. Chilopoda   857
20. Introduced insect orders   858

Glossary   859
Index   868

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Jens Böcher, dr. scient (1997), University of Copenhagen, has been leader of the Arctic Station (Disko) and participated in numerous research projects on arctic entomology/palaeoentomology. His publications include The Ecology of Greenland (Atuakkiorfik Illinniusiorfik, 2001) co-edited with E. W. Born.

Niels P. Kristensen (†), dr. scient (1984), University of Copenhagen, is emeritus professor of systematic entomology at that university. He has published on insect anatomy, phylogeny and taxonomy and has edited the treatment of Lepidoptera in Handbook of Zoology (de Gruyter 1998, 2003).

Thomas Pape, PhD (University of Copenhagen) and docent (University of Stockholm), is an associate professor and curator of Diptera at the Natural History Museum of Denmark. He has published extensively on the taxonomy, phylogeny and evolution of fl ies. His interest in the Greenland entomofauna was aroused when he took a course in Arctic biology on Qeqertarsuaq (Disko) and studied a bumblebee nest and its associate fauna of tardigrades, mites and insects.

Lars Vilhelmsen, dr. scient (2004), University of Copenhagen, is an associate professor and curator of Hymenoptera at the Natural History Museum of Denmark. He has published a number of research papers on the systematics, anatomy and evolutionary history of the Hymenoptera. He also participated in the 2003 Kissavik expedition to southwestern Greenland, the results of which are treated in the present volume.

- Achterberg, Cornelius van
- Ahola, Matti
- Barták, Miroslav
- Behan-Pelletier, Valerie
- Bird, Jeremy M
- Bøg, Katrine
- Brodo, Fenja
- Buhl, Peter N
- Dahl, Christine
- Disney, R. Henry L
- Dittmar, Katharina
- Fjellberg, Arne
- Gammelmo, Øivind
- Forshage, Mattias
- Gerecke, Reinhard
- Gertsson, Carl-Axel
- Haastriter, Michael M.L
- Haenni, Jean-Paul
- Heie, Ole E
- Heraty, John M
- Hodgson, Chris
- Hodkinson, Ian D
- Horsfield, David
- Huber, John T
- Jaschoff, Matthias
- Jensen, Frank
- Johanson, Kjell A
- Jussila, Reijo
- Karsholt, Ole
- Krzeminska, Ewa
- Lantsov, Vladimir I
- Láska, Pavel
- Lindegaard, Claus
- Lyneborg, Leif (†)
- Makarova, Olga
- Marusik, Yura M
- Mathis, Wayne N
- Mazánek, Libor
- Michelsen, Verner
- Munk, Thorkild (†)
- Murphy, William L
- Nielsen, Søren A
- Nielsen, Tore R
- Noyes, John S
- Oosterbroek, Pjotr
- Ozerov, Andrey L
- Pape, Thomas
- Pinto, John D
- Pollet, Marc
- Rindal, Eirik
- Rohácek, Jindrich
- Simonsen, Thomas J
- Smith, Vincent S
- Söli, Geir
- Starý, Jaroslav
- Strassen, Richard zur
- Svensson, Bo. W
- Vilhelmsen, Lars
- Vilkamaa, Pekka
- Wilson, Michael
- Zatwarnicki, Tadeusz

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