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The Larvae of the Gall Miges - M. Mamaev

The Larvae of the Gall Miges

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This book offers an introduction to the biology and identification of the larvae of the Cecidomyiidae. The family does not only consist of well known gall-makers, among which many species of economic importance occur, but also of many soil-dwelling and mycetophagous species with very peculiar habits like paedogenesis (larva-producing larvae). Subjects such as trophic habits - mycetophagy, gall inducing and zoophagy - specialization on food resources, reproduction, paedogenesis, larval development, larval mobility, induction of diapause and pupation are subject of a chapter on biology. A chapter considering morphology presents a survey of larval characteristics and comparative morphology. The main body of the book consists of identification keys and descriptions of those gall midge species which pass at least some phases of their life-cycle (larval and/or pupal stages) in the soil.
The original Russian version of 1965 was a landmark in gall midge studies. The present edition makes the book accessible to non-Russian biologists. With some additions by the editor to update the taxonomy and terminology, the book is indispensable for students of Diptera, soil biologists, ecologists and evolutionary biologists.

Editorial
Note from the Editor on Nomenclature and Taxonomy
Introductionp. 1
List of Genera Described in this Monographyp. 5
Outline of the Biologyp. 7
The trophic groupsp. 7
The mycetophagesp. 9
The phytophagesp. 14
The zoophagesp. 24
The food specializationp. 31
The larval developmentp. 32
The paedogenic reproduction of gall midge larvaep. 35
Some remarks on the evolution of paedogenesisp. 39
Other biological problemsp. 41
Outline of the Morphologyp. 43
General characteristics of the larvae of the gall midgesp. 43
The comparative morphology of the larvaep. 46
Collecting, Preserving, and Studying the Materialp. 73
Systematic Outline of the Gall Midge Larvaep. 79
Differences between the larvae of gall midges and the larvae of related nematoceran familiesp. 79
Key to the larvae of the gall midges and the larvae that morphologically resemble themp. 79
Division of the gall midge family into subfamiliesp. 80
Key to the subfamilies of Cecidomyiidaep. 80
Subfamily Lestremiinaep. 80
Subfamily Cecidomyiinaep. 125
Tribe Porricondyliinip. 126
Tribe Cecidomyiinip. 181
Appendix: Descriptions of the New Species of Gall Midges Mentioned in This Monographyp. 277
Referencesp. 281
Index of Scientific Namesp. 289
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ISBN: 9789061917878
ISBN-10: 9061917875
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 16
Published: 1st June 1992
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 20.96  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 1