Smaller Orders of Insects of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador: Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity

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NRC Research Press, 2001 - Insects - 278 pages
This is a synthesis of both previously published information and abundant new data derived from field studies on Galagos insects. The dynamics and patterns of the evolution, ecology and distribution of the entire insect fauna are presented in general. The core of the book is an account of the 495 species of insects in the smaller orders with detailed information on their distribution and bionomics.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Information sources about Galapagos insects
33
origin and arrival of the insect fauna
45
evolution of the insect fauna
69
distributional and ecological determinants of composition or structure of an insect fauna
83
Springtails The Springtails
101
Bristletails The Bristletails or Diplurans
109
Orders Archeognatha and Thysanura Jumping Bristletails and Silverfish
111
Order Orthoptera The Grasshoppers Katydids and Crickets
125
Order Mantodea The Praying Mantises
143
Order Blattodea
145
Order Dermaptera
159
Order Thysanoptera
179
Order Hemiptera Heteroptera
217
Order Neuroptera
269
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Order Odonata The Dragonflies and Damselflies
115

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