Insects on dock plants

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Tags:
  • dock
  • ecology
  • entomology
  • identification
  • insects
  • invertebrates
  • taxonomy

Description

Dock plants are widely accessible and pleasant to work with, and ecologists can begin to unravel the interactions that link together the species in a representative insect/plant community. Their fauna is now also well enough known to be accessible to the non-specialist.

Readership

Sixth-form, undergraduate, postgraduate, field centre, ecological consultant, wildlife trust, conservation volunteer

Table of Contents

Introduction
Docks and sorrels
Biology of key insect species
Keys:
Key 1 Docks and sorrels
Key II Invertebrate groups
Key III Hemiptera: aphids and other buys
Key IV Lepidoptera: adult and larval moths and butterflies
Key V Coleoptera: adult and larval beetles
Key VI Winged adult Hymenoptera
Apocrita and Symphyta
Key VII Diptera: adult and larval flies
Techniques
Some useful addresses
References and further reading

Bibliographic Information

  • 56 pages
  • B/w illustrations
  • 4 colour plates
  • BISAC NAT017000, SCI020000
  • BIC PSVT7, WNCN, PSVS