FLASH CARDS OF COMMON FRESHWATER INVERTEBRATES OF NORTH AMERICA
Set Three – Families of Other Insects
by J. Reese Voshell, Jr.
Due March 2010, 32 two-sided waterproof flash cards, 4 x 6″. Each card features an original high-quality color scientific illustration of an organism on one side and, on the other, the common and scientific name of the organism along with basic questions and answers about the biology, ecology, and environmental tolerances of the pictured organism. The cards are printed in full color on synthetic material with uv-resistant inks and are coated to further protect against fading.
A single card is devoted to each of the following invertebrates: Water boatmen; Backswimmers; Water scorpions; Giant water bugs; Water striders; Crawling water beetles (adult); Whirligig beetles (adult); Riffle beetles (adult); Predaceous diving beetles (adult); Water scavenger beetles (adult); Broadwinged damselflies; Spreadwinged damselflies; Narrowwinged damselfies; Clubtail dragonflies; Darner dragonflies; Skimmer dragonflies; Dobsonflies, fishflies, hellgrammites; Alderflies; Water pennies (larva); Riffle beetles (larva); Predaceous diving beetles (larva); Phantom crane flies; Mosquitoes; Black flies; Non-biting midges; Biting midges, no-see-ums, punkies; Crane flies; Horse flies, deer flies; Aquatic snipe flies; Shore flies, brine flies.
In addition to the flash cards, a 24-page booklet illustrating names and locations of body structures, life stages through which invertebrates pass, a glossary of terms used on the cards, and suggestions for using the cards accompanies the set.
Cards are based on illustrations and information contained in Voshell’s book A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America, #9962, illustrated by Amy Bartlett Wright. They have been updated to include the most recent and pertinent information on adaptations and functions of freshwater invertebrates in natural ecosystems and how the organisms respond to environmental stresses.
See #3410 and #3534 for descriptions of two additional flash card sets.
See #3548 QuickGuide to Major Groups of Freshwater Invertebrates, laminated, folded chart.
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