Caddisflies: The Underwater Architects by Glenn B. Wiggins

By Glenn B. Wiggins

Caddisflies represent the insect order Trichoptera within which a few 10,000 species are recognized on the earth, together with approximately 1400 in North the USA. Fossil facts indicates that caddisflies originated within the Triassic interval, 200-250 million years in the past. they're vital hyperlinks within the circulate of power and nutrition via freshwater ecosystems due principally to the extreme diversification of their larval structure, along with moveable and desk bound shelters, silken clear out nets, and osmotically semipermeable cocoons. Glenn Wiggins's Caddisflies is the key finished reference resource approximately those bugs and is anxious with behavioural ecology, evolutionary heritage, biogeography, and organic diversity.

Wiggins outlines primary strategies of aquatic ecology, illuminating the ways that caddisflies aid to make clean waters paintings. crucial good points 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 details on caddisflies from commonly scattered assets and gives entire insurance of the clinical literature.

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