Entomology of Antarctica

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J. Linsley Gressitt
American Geophysical Union, 1967 - Science - 395 pages
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series, Volume 10.

The existence of insects, mites, and their relatives on the antarctic continent is of great interest to many. These terrestrial arthropods may be said to be the dominant land animals in the absence of land vertebrates and many major groups of invertebrates. They are important in the simple food cycles which involve most segments of the land flora and microorganisms, and they play a part in soil formation. Thus a knowledge of their ecology is essential to the understanding of various biotic balances and processes. That several species live in the area of 85S latitude in the face of harsh climatic factors is of great concern to the ecologist and the physiologist—therin lie many unanswered questions for future research.

 

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Contents

Preface Linsley Gressitt
2
Acarina
28
Collembola Springtails K A J Wise
123
Mallophaga Biting Lice and Anoplura Sucking Lice
149
Chironomidae Midges W W Wirth and I Linsley Gressitt
197
Arthropod Ecology of South Victoria Land Heinz Janetschek
205
Growth and Maturity of the Springtail Gomphiocephalus hodgsoni Carpenter
295
Ecological Notes on FreeLiving Mites in North Victoria Land
307
Notes on the Biology of Coccorhagidia gressitli Womersley and Strandtmann
321
Arthropod Ecology in the Maritime Antarctic P J Tilbrook
331
Ecology of Terrestrial Arthropods at Palmer Station Antarctic Peninsula
357
Notes on Arthropod Populations in the Antarctic PeninsulaSouth Shetland
373
The Antarctic Flea Glaciopsyllus antarcticus Smit and Dunnett
393
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