MANUAL OF AFROTROPICAL DIPTERA, Volume 1 Introductory Chapters and Keys to Diptera Families
by Ashley H. Kirk-Spriggs & Bradley J. Sinclair, eds.
2017, i-xiii, pages 1-425, 800 color & 60 b/w images, 40 color maps, and 690 line drawings of flies. The Manual of Afrotropical Diptera provides the basics for understanding the diversity of a major order of insects in a large tropical and sub-tropical region, and is the first such synopsis of its kind for any major insect order occurring in the Afrotropics.
The richly illustrated Volume 1 includes 11 general introductory chapters dealing with the history of Afrotropical dipterology, collection and preservation, morphology and terminology, natural history, agricultural and veterinary, medical, forensic and phytosanitary significance, biogeography, conservation and the phylogeny of flies.
The volume also includes abundantly illustrated keys to the 108 Afrotropical Diptera families for both adult and larval stages.
Hardcover; 8-3/4 x 11″.
NOTE: This is the first of a four volume set. See #8966 for Volume 2, Nematocerou Diptera and lower Brachycera. Volume 3 will treat Brachycera: Cyclorrhapha, excluding Calyptratae.
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