Aquatic entomology: the fishermen's and ecologists' illustrated guide to insects and their relatives
Aquatic Biology and Natural History are subjects of interests to many, whether they be related to one's vocational education, one's avocation, or purely to one's appreciation for the living order of the world. This book has been written not only for entomologists, ecologists, and students of aquatic entomology, but also for sport fishermen, naturalists, and environmental assessment specialists. For those who may not have some vested interested in nature and ecology, this book will provide a pictorial introduction to some of the most fascinating life forms on earth and, hopefully, wet the appetite for understanding the aquatic insects, their environment, and their relationship to human life.
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Introduction and Organization
Identifying Aquatic Insects
Living in Water
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abdomen abdominal segments ADULT DIAGNOSIS Amer anal antennae aquatic insects areas Baetidae Baetis BEETLES Family body breathing tubes burrowing caddisflies Canada Ceratopogonidae Chapter Chironomidae claws common commonly damselflies detritus developed Diptera DISCUSSION dobsonflies dorsal dragonflies eastern eggs elongate emergent vegetation Entomol Epeorus Ephemerella Ephemeridae Ephydridae excluding tails feed Figure filaments fishermen fishing FLIES Family fore legs fore wings forms freshwater genera genus gills group is widespread habitats hairs head Hemiptera Heptageniidae Hexagenia hind legs known labium lakes larvae Larvae Fig LARVAL DIAGNOSIS Leptophlebiidae margin mayflies midges mouthparts North America nymph occur Odonata oviposit oxygen pair plant Plate ponds possess posterior predaceous prolegs pronotum pupae pupal Quill semiaquatic shore Skimmers sometimes species Spinner stage Stenonema stoneflies streams and rivers SUBFAMILY subimago submerged substrate surface swimming terminal terrestrial thoracic segment thorax Trichoptera trout usually ventral water beetles water bugs well-developed western widespread in North wing pads