Download e-book for kindle: Caddisflies: The Underwater Architects by Glenn B. Wiggins

By Glenn B. Wiggins

Caddisflies represent the insect order Trichoptera during which a few 10,000 species are recognized on the earth, together with approximately 1400 in North the United States. Fossil proof indicates that caddisflies originated within the Triassic interval, 200-250 million years in the past. they're vital hyperlinks within the flow of strength and nutrition via freshwater ecosystems due mostly to the extreme diversification of their larval structure, consisting of moveable and desk bound shelters, silken clear out nets, and osmotically semipermeable cocoons. Glenn Wiggins's Caddisflies is the main complete reference resource approximately those bugs and is worried with behavioural ecology, evolutionary background, biogeography, and organic diversity.

Wiggins outlines primary strategies of aquatic ecology, illuminating the ways that caddisflies support to make clean waters paintings. crucial beneficial properties of morphology, biology, and distribution are defined for the twenty-six North American households of caddisflies and illustrated diagnostic keys are supplied for larvae, pupae, and adults. the writer additionally brings jointly info on caddisflies from greatly scattered assets and gives complete assurance of the medical literature.

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