NEOTROPICAL CERATOPOGONIDAE (Diptera: Insecta)
by Art Borkent & Gustavo R. Spinelli
2007, 198 pages, richly illustrated. This book brings together, for the first time, all known information on the 51 genera and 1,095 described Neotropical species of biting midges. An overview of the group includes a discussion of bionomics, adaptations of the various life stages, habitats, their ecological roles (including disease transmission), collecting and preparation techniques, zoogeography and classification.
A key to adults (including males) provides the first key to all the genera of this region. Limited keys to eggs and larvae are given. Keys are written in both English and Spanish. A table of all previous descriptions of immatures and a catalog of all Neotropical species is included.
The book will be of interest to systematists, ecologists, medical entomologists, and students wishing to better understand this remarkably interesting and instructive group of insects. Hardcover; 6-3/4 x 9-1/2″.
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