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FLIES: The Natural History and Diversity of Diptera - Product Details

FLIES: The Natural History and Diversity of Diptera
by Stephen A. Marshall

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2012, 616 pages, over 2000 color photos. Meticulously researched and illustrated with photographs taken by the author, here is a landmark reference book that will be indispensable to any entomologist, biologist or naturalist. Most photographs in this encyclopedic reference were taken in the field and show the insects in their natural environment. All of the world's fly families are included, with photographic coverage spanning the range from common deer flies and fruit flies through to deadly tsetse flies and malaria mosquitoes, with thousands of spectacular species such as exotic stalk eyed flies, giant robber flies and hedgehog flies in between.

The book is divided into three parts: 1) Life Histories, Habits and Habitats of Flies; 2) Diversity; and 3) Identifying and Studying Flies.

Twenty pages of profusely illustrated keys linked to the unprecedented photographic coverage of the world's fly families and subfamilies enable the reader to identify most flies quickly and accurately, and to readily access information about each family as well as hundreds of distinctive genera and species. Glossary, bibliography, plastic-laminated hardcover with jacket; 8-1/2" X 11".

About the Author - Stephen Marshall is a professor of entomology at the University of Guelph, where he developed a major insect collection and carries out research on insect systematics and biodiversity. He has discovered hundreds of new species, several new genera and even two new subfamilies. He is the author of Insects: Their Natural History and Diversity.

Advance praise for Flies - "Stephen A. Marshall has delivered one of the most beautiful and useful accounts of insect life ever written."  -- Edward O. Wilson, Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University

9557 Marshall, Flies: Natural History & Diversity of Diptera

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