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050  4 QL481.A1|bH43 2011 
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100 1  Heckman, Charles W.,|d1941-|0
245 10 Encyclopedia of South American aquatic insects: Hemiptera 
       - Heteroptera :|billustrated keys to known families, 
       genera, and species in South America /|cby Charles W. 
264  1 Dordrecht ;|aNew York :|bSpringer,|c2011. 
300    1 online resource (ix, 679 pages) :|billustrations 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
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504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Introduction -- An appeal for quality in taxonomic work --
       Scope of the work -- Acknowledgements -- Section 6: 
       Hemiptera -- Key to the suborders -- Key to the 
       infraorders of Heteroptera in South America -- 6.1 
       Morphology -- 6.2 Ecology -- 6.3 Preservation and 
       examination -- 6.4 Zoogeography -- 6.5 Taxonomic problems 
       -- 6.6 Suggestions for improvement -- 6.7 Keys to aquatic 
       Heteroptera in South America. 
520    Hemiptera - Heteroptera encompasses the three well-defined
       suborders of the true bugs which are adapted to an aquatic
       or littoral habitat. The book begins with a section on the
       biology these insects and provides illustrations of the 
       basic features of their morphology and outlines the larval
       development. Brief outlines of the ecological and 
       zoogeographical peculiarities of the three aquatic 
       suborders are presented individually, and various methods 
       for observing, collecting, preserving, rearing, and 
       examining specimens are discussed. Most of the book is 
       devoted to keys for the identification of adults to 
       species, and notes are provided that will help recognize 
       the known larvae. Unlike most other aquatic insects, the 
       larval instars of the heteropteran species closely 
       resemble the adults in their morphology, preferred 
       habitats, and feeding habits. Therefore, distinguishing 
       features of those relatively few larvae which have been 
       described in detail are usually mentioned in the keys to 
       the adults rather than being included in separate keys. In
       addition to the most important features for determining 
       the individual species, many keys include additional notes
       on the morphology, which is intended to give the user a 
       better chance of recognizing specimens of species not yet 
       known to science. After the currently recognized name of 
       each species, the known range is provided. Regions of the 
       world outside of South America, South American countries, 
       and the states of Brazil from which the species has been 
       reported are listed. Following the range information, 
       major synonyms previously used for the species in the 
       literature are provided. If subspecies have been described
       and are still recognized as such, they are also discussed.
       Finally, if the status of the species is regarded as 
       uncertain because of a poor description, strong 
       resemblance to another species, or any other reason, a 
       note is added that a detailed study will be necessary to 
       clarify the status of the taxon. Taxonomic revisions in 
       the book itself are strictly avoided. To provide the user 
       of the keys with maximum assistance in making reliable 
       identifications, the book is richly illustrated with pen 
       and ink drawings of thousands of individual morphological 
       structures arranged in 820 figures. The book is intended 
       to make a significant impact toward popularizing the study
       of South American water bugs by assembling and condensing 
       the information in hundreds of individual publications on 
       the group, which appeared in many books and journals 
       published in many different countries over the past 200 
       years. Some of these works are very difficult to obtain in
       South America, and their lack creates serious impediments 
       to systematic, ecological, and zoogeographical research. 
       In the more than 730 titles appearing in the bibliography,
       the original descriptions and revisions of almost all 
       South American species can be found. 
588 0  Print version record. 
650  0 Aquatic insects|0
       sh85066699|zSouth America|0
655  4 Electronic books. 
655  7 Encyclopedias.|2fast|0 
655  7 Encyclopedias.|2lcgft|0
990    SpringerLink|bSpringer English/International eBooks 2011 -
       Full Set|c2018-10-31|yNew collection 
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