Rotheray, Graham E (2019) Ecomorphology of Cyclorrhaphan Larvae (Diptera). Zoological Monographs, 4 . Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 103-104. ISBN 9783319925462

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Abstract

This book offers an overview of the larva of Diptera Cyclorrhapha. It first discusses the principal forms, functions and roles of larvae, and then evaluates feeding, locomotion and respiration in larval saprophages, phytophages and zoophages as keys to understanding and predicting larval morphology. It also highlights how the environment affects morphology, the adaptiveness of morphological features and compares the adaptive features. Assessing the larval attributes that have the potential to explain the success of the Cyclorrhapha, the book also suggests future research directions and provides a summary of main findings and conclusions. As such, it appeals to entomologists, evolutionary biologists and Diptera researchers in all fields.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: cyclorrhaphan ecology and evolution; endopterygote insects; Saprophagy; Phytophagy; Mycophagy; Zoophagy; Necrophagy; cyclorrhaphan locomotory system; cyclorrhaphan respiratory system
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QL Zoology
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2019 15:06
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2019 15:06
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/2383

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