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The Resource Biology of snail-killing sciomyzidae flies, by Lloyd Vernon Knutson, Jean-Claude Vala

Biology of snail-killing sciomyzidae flies, by Lloyd Vernon Knutson, Jean-Claude Vala

Label
Biology of snail-killing sciomyzidae flies
Title
Biology of snail-killing sciomyzidae flies
Statement of responsibility
by Lloyd Vernon Knutson, Jean-Claude Vala
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Written for academic researchers and graduate students in entomology, this is the first comprehensive analysis of Sciomyzid flies. Sciomyzid flies are important as prime candidates for the biological control of snails and slugs that help transmit diseases such as schistosomiasis or are important agricultural pests. They also serve as a paradigm for the study of the evolution of feeding behavior in predatory insects. Starting with analyses of malacophagy in general and then in Diptera specifically, all important aspects of the Sciomyzidae are discussed, including behavior, ecology, life cycles, morphology, and identification. New behavioral and morphological classifications and hypotheses are proposed on the basis of unpublished information and a complete analysis of the extensive literature. Also included are keys to adults, larvae and puparia and a checklist of world species, with information on geographical range and the location of type specimens. The accompanying DVD includes Clifford O. Berg's classic film on the biology of Sciomyzidae and biological control of snails"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
595.77/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL537.S365
LC item number
K88 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Biology of snail-killing sciomyzidae flies, by Lloyd Vernon Knutson, Jean-Claude Vala
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Foreword by Benjamin A. Foote; Foreword by Rudolf Rozkosny; Preface; Avant propos; About the authors; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Natural enemies of Mollusca; 3. Malacophagy in Diptera; 4. Life cycles; 5. Host/prey ranges and preferences; 6. Host/prey finding; 7. Feeding behavior; 8. Competition; 9. Phenology, reproduction, and development; 10. Macrohabitats and microhabitats, guild structures and associations, threatened species, and bioindicators; 11. Natural enemies; 12. Defense mechanisms; 13. Population dynamics; 14. Morphological, physiological/behavioral, and genetics and related aspects; 15. Systematics and related topics; 16. Zoogeography; 17. Evolutionary considerations; 18. Biological control; 19. History of research on Sciomyzidae; 20. Methods; 21. World checklist of Sciomyzidae and Phaeomyiidae; Index
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xix, 506 p.
Isbn
9780521867856
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010016388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn535491130
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793788056
Label
Biology of snail-killing sciomyzidae flies, by Lloyd Vernon Knutson, Jean-Claude Vala
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Foreword by Benjamin A. Foote; Foreword by Rudolf Rozkosny; Preface; Avant propos; About the authors; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Natural enemies of Mollusca; 3. Malacophagy in Diptera; 4. Life cycles; 5. Host/prey ranges and preferences; 6. Host/prey finding; 7. Feeding behavior; 8. Competition; 9. Phenology, reproduction, and development; 10. Macrohabitats and microhabitats, guild structures and associations, threatened species, and bioindicators; 11. Natural enemies; 12. Defense mechanisms; 13. Population dynamics; 14. Morphological, physiological/behavioral, and genetics and related aspects; 15. Systematics and related topics; 16. Zoogeography; 17. Evolutionary considerations; 18. Biological control; 19. History of research on Sciomyzidae; 20. Methods; 21. World checklist of Sciomyzidae and Phaeomyiidae; Index
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xix, 506 p.
Isbn
9780521867856
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010016388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn535491130
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793788056

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