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書名 Biology of snail-killing sciomyzidae flies / [edited by] Lloyd Vernon Knutson, Jean-Claude Vala
出版項 Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
國際標準書號 9780521867856
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 生命科學圖書館  QL537.S365 B615 2011    在架上    30150100360467
 生命科學圖書館  DVD QL537.S365 B615 2011  DVD    在架上    30150100360491
說明 xix, 506 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm + 1 videodisc (DVD : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.)
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-496) and index
Foreword / by Benjamin A. Foote -- Foreword / by Rudolf Rozkosny -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Natural enemies of Mollusca -- 3. Malacophagy in Diptera -- 4. Life cycles -- 5. Host/prey ranges and preferences -- 6. Host/prey finding -- 7. Feeding behavior -- 8. Competition -- 9. Phenology, reproduction, and development -- 10. Macrohabitats and microhabitats, guild structures and associations, threatened species, and bioindicators -- 11. Natural enemies -- 12. Defense mechanisms -- 13. Population dynamics -- 14. Morphological, physiological/behavioral, and genetics and related aspects -- 15. Systematics and related topics -- 16. Zoogeography -- 17. Evolutionary considerations -- 18. Biological control -- 19. History of research on Sciomyzidae -- 20. Methods -- 21. World checklist of Sciomyzidae and Phaeomyiidae
System requirements: none given
"Written for academic researchers and graduate students in entomology, this is the first comprehensive analysis of Sciomyzid flies. Sciomyzid flies are important as prime candidates for the biological control of snails and slugs that help transmit diseases such as schistosomiasis or are important agricultural pests. They also serve as a paradigm for the study of the evolution of feeding behavior in predatory insects. Starting with analyses of malacophagy in general and then in Diptera specifically, all important aspects of the Sciomyzidae are discussed, including behavior, ecology, life cycles, morphology, and identification. New behavioral and morphological classifications and hypotheses are proposed on the basis of unpublished information and a complete analysis of the extensive literature. Also included are keys to adults, larvae and puparia and a checklist of world species, with information on geographical range and the location of type specimens. The accompanying DVD includes Clifford O. Berg's classic film on the biology of Sciomyzidae and biological control of snails"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Sciomyzidae
Snales -- Biological control
Snales as pests
Alt Author Knutson, Lloyd, 1934-
Vala, Jean-Claude
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