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Flies: The Natural History and Diversity of Diptera


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Praise for Stephen A. Marshall's Insects:

This volume is an incredibly important, masterfully written, and profusely illustrated work that belongs in the library of every field biologist, educator, student and naturalist who professes more than just a passing interest in insects. It is also an essential reference work for city, school, and university libraries.... I heartily applaud Stephen Marshall's efforts and skill in crafting such a beautiful, useful, and engaging book that is destined to become a natural history classic.

— Arthur V. Evans, Smithsonian Institution

Meticulously researched and illustrated with more than 2000 color photographs taken by the author, Flies is a landmark reference book that will be indispensable to any naturalist, biologist or entomologist. 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.

Flies is broken up into three parts: Life Histories, Habits and Habitats of Flies; Diversity; and Identifying and Studying Flies. The 20 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.

Flies includes:

Part 1: Life Histories, Habits and Habitats of Flies

Chapter 1 — Life Histories of Flies

Chapter 2 — Flies, Plants and Fungi

Chapter 3 — Flies and Vertebrates

Chapter 4 — Flies and Invertebrates

Part 2: Diversity

Chapter 5 — Origins and Distribution of the Diptera

Chapter 6 — The Lower Diptera

Chapter 7 — The Lower Brachycera and Empidoidea

Chapter 8 — The Higher Brachycera or Cyclorrhapha

Part 3: Identifying and Studying Flies

Chapter 9 — Collecting, Preserving and Rearing Flies

Chapter 10 — Identifying Fly Families

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Marshall, Stephen A
Firefly Books
Marshall, Stephen A.
Nature Studies-General
Biology-Entomology and General Invertebrates
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