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MANUAL OF CENTRAL AMERICAN DIPTERA
Volumes 1 and 2 - Product Details

MANUAL OF CENTRAL AMERICAN DIPTERA
Volumes 1 and 2
Brian V. Brown, A. Borkent, J.M. Cumming, D.M. Wood,
N.E. Woodley & M. Zumbado, editors

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True flies, or Diptera, are an exceedingly diverse and tremendously important group of animals not only because of their impact on human health, but also because of their varied roles as decomposers, herbivores, predators and parasites of other animals. This two-volume work, a collaboration of over 70 experts on Diptera, is the first-ever resource for the identification and understanding of Central American flies. Together, the two volumes treat all 106 families of flies found in the region, including discussions of biology, economic importance, classification, identification to the genus level as well as a synopsis of each genus.

Volume 1, Cat. No. 9085, 2009, 726 pages, 144 color photos, over 1500 line drawings. This volume covers 42 of the 106 families of flies sometimes termed the Lower Diptera, including mosquitoes and chironomids and includes introductory chapters dealing with morphology and terminology, natural history, economic importance and phylogeny of Diptera as well as keys to all the Central American fly families for both the adult and larval stages. The text is accompanied by a generous quantity of photos and line drawings. Hardcover; 8-3/4 x 11-1/4"; weight 5.6 lbs.

Volume 2, Cat. No. 9138, 2010, 728 pages, 1,660 b/w photos and line drawings. This volume covers the remaining 64 families of flies, which make up the Higher Diptera or Cyclorrhapha. These include families of house flies, fruit flies, bot flies, flower flies and many other lesser-known groups. An extensive selection of illustrations accompany the text. Hardcover; 8-3/4 x 11-1/4".

In a time of major ecosystem destruction, this work provides the basis for understanding the biodiversity of one of the major orders of insects in a large tropical region. It will be the foundation for future taxonomic studies for decades to come.

9085 Brown, Manual of Central American Diptera, Vol. 1

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9138 Brown, Manual of Central American Diptera, Vol. 2

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