By Donald A. Yee
Predaceous diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) represent one of many biggest households of freshwater bugs (~ 4,200 species). even though dytiscid adults and larvae are ubiquitous all through various aquatic habitats and are major predators on different aquatic invertebrates and vertebrates, there aren't any compilations that experience interested in summarizing the information in their ecology, systematics, and biology. Such wisdom would receive advantages somebody operating in aquatic structures the place dytiscids are an enormous a part of the foodstuff net. furthermore, this paintings will permit a better appreciation of dytiscids as version organisms for investigations of basic ideas derived from ecological and evolutionary theory. Contributed chapters are via authors who're actively engaged in learning dytiscids and every bankruptcy deals a synthesis of the present wisdom of various subject matters and should offer destiny instructions for research.
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