L. O. Hansen and V. Kononenko: Norges Sommerfugler. (Handbook on the
Norwegian butterflies and macromoths). 2009. 20 x 26 cm. 432 pages.
Illustrated throughout in colour. Text in Norwegian. Hardback.
9788299692328 EUR 55.00 / DKK 380.
A very beautiful book that besides all macromoths also covers the micromoths
traditionally collected by macro-lepidopterists such as Hepialidae, Sesiidae,
Zygaenidae etc., totally 958 species. For each species a short text divided in
the chapters Identification, Distribution, Larva, Imago and further there is a
map to each species of the Norwegian distribution. All species are illustrated
on the 163 colour plates, most of them slightly enlarged, which helps
identification of especially the smaller species like the genera Idaea and
Eupithecia. For each family a short introductionary chapter supplemented with
some extremely beautiful colour photos of live butterflies and moths, often
covering a whole page. The book has further short chapters on Lepidoptera,
Habitats, Distribution patterns, How to study and collect Lepidoptera,
Classification, Nomenclature. Both the photography and printing quality in this
book is very good and can probably not be done better.
The book is published by the Entomological Society of Norway in co-operation
with the Natural History Museum in Oslo. Apollo Books are appointed as sole
distributors outside Norway for this book.
Ahola, M. & K. Silvonen: Larvae of Northern European Noctuidae.24 x 17
Vol. 1: Morphology; Terminology and abbreviations; Preparation of larvae;
Ex ovo-rearings; Larval descriptions of more than 200 speices of Nolinae,
Pantheinae, and Acronictinae to Heliothinae. 2005. 657 pages incl. 50 colour
plates and 68 pages of line drawings of larvae details.
ISBN 952-91-8965-6. .
. . EUR 98,00 / DKK 680.00
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pages incl. 90 colour plates about 700 photos of larvae and 72 pages of line
drawings of larvae details. ISBN 978-952-92-2888-1.
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Vol. 3: Larval descriptions of about 130 species of Noctuinae; Notes on the
phylogeny of Noctuoidae. 2011. 599 pages incl. 97 colour plates and 41 plates
with line drawings. Index to vols. 1-3.
84.00 / DKK 580.00 The aim of this three volume work is primarily to provide a tool for the
identification of North European Noctuidae. The geographical area covered is the
countries around the Baltic Sea northwards from a line Berlin-Warsaw-Moscow
(about 52 degrees latitude north) incl. Norway, The British Isles and Iceland in
the west and the Ural Mountains in the east. The work will consist of about 700
species in three parts of which volume 1 is now available. Vol. 1 includes the
following: General section with Morphology of larva, terminology and
abbreviations, preparation of larvae, ex ovo-rearing, and acknowledgements;
Systematic section with Key to the genera, larval descriptions of more than 220
species from Nolidae to Acronictinae - Stiriinae (according to Karsholt &
Razowski); Line drawings of mouth parts with together 1135 illustrations; 50
plates with colour photographs of larvae; References and index.The species
account follow a common format providing a synonymy, larval description
especially based on the ornaments, morphology of mouth parts and chaetotaxy,
biology with notes on life cycle and habits, table of fenology and distribution
and a list of all known foodplants. Line drawings of mouth parts include
spinneret and labial palps, hypopharynx and stipular setae, labrum and mandible.
Baldizzone, G.: Coleophoridae
dell'Area Irano-Anatolica e regioni limitrofe.(Coleophorid Moths of Iran-Turkey and
adjacent areas.) 1994. 25 x 17 cm. 420 pages. l65 black and white plates with 699 figures.
Text in Italian. Softcover.
... EUR 58,00 / DKK 400,00. This book will be an indispensable tool for everyone studying Coleophoridae of the
Palaearctic Region, both now and in the future. The 310 species treated, represent about
one fourth of the known World fauna of Coleophoridae.
Bulletin of The Natural
History Museum (formerly: Bulletin of The Brittish Museum (Natural History)).
EntomologySeries. 24 x 17 cm. Softcover. We have taken over the
remaining stock of the issues mentioned below:
Cook, M. A. & M. J.
Scoble: Revision of the neotropical genus Oospila Warren (Lep.:
Geometridae). (Vol. 64, no. 1.) 1995. 115 pages. 199 figures.. € 23.00 /
DKK 160.00 Eliot, J. N.: The higher classification of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera):
a tentative arrangement. (Vol. 28, no. 6.) 1973. 135 pages + 6 plates. 162
text figures.. € 26.00 / DKK 180.00 Eliot, J. N.: A review of the Miletini (Lep.: Lycaenidae). (Vol. 53,
no. 1.) 1986. 105 pages. 108 figures.. € 35.00 / DKK 240.00 Huemer, P.: A taxonomic revision of Caryocolum (Lep.: Gelechiidae).
Vol. 57, no. 3.) 1988.
133 pages. 221 figures. . . € 35.00 / DKK 240.00 Kitching, I. J.: Spectacles and Silver Ys: a synthesis of the
systematics, cladistics and biology of the Plusiinae (Lep.: Noctuidae).
(Vol. 54, no. 2.) 1987. 186 pages.465 figures. € 35.00 / DKK 240.00 Krüger, M.: A revision of the tribe Macariini (Lep.: Geometridae:
Ennominae) of Africa, Madagascar and Arabia. (Vol. 70, no. 1.) 2001. 502
pages. 1040 figures.
€ 77.00 / DKK 540.00 Krüger, M. & M. J. Scoble: Neotropical red-brown Ennominae in the genera
Thysanopyga Herrich-Schäffer and Perissopteryx Warren (Lep.: Geometridae).
(Vol. 61, no. 2.) 1992.
72 pages. 178 figures. . .€ 18.00 / DKK 120.00 Pitkin, L. M.: Neotropical Emeral moths of the genera Nemoria,
Lissochlora and Chavarriella, with particular reference to the species of Costa
Rica (Lep.: Geometridae, Geometrinae). (Vol. 62, no. 2.) 1993. 121 pages.
344 figures. . € 26.00 / DKK 180.00 Prout, L. B.: New Species of Indo-Australian Geometridae. (Vol. 6,
no. 12.) 1958.
99 pages + 6 plates with 72 figs. € 23.00 / DKK 160.00 Puplesis, R. & G. S. Robinson: A review of the Central and South American
Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera) with special reference to Belize. (Vol. 69, no.
1.) 2000. 114 pages. 223 figures. . .€ 18.00 / DKK 120.00 Puplesis, R. & G. S. Robinson: Revision of the Oriental Opostegidae
(Lepidoptera) with general comments on phylogeny within the family. (Vol.
68, no. 1.) 1999. 92 pages. 179 figures. . . € 18.00 / DKK
120.00 Seymour, P. R.: A revision of the genus Masalia (Lep.: Heliotheidinae).
(Vol. 27, no. 1.) 1972. 100 pages.
234 figures. . € 26.00 / DKK 180.00 Someren, V. G. L. van: Revisional notes on African Charaxes (Lepidoptera:
Nymphalidae. Parts I - X. (Complete.) Vol. 13, 7; Vol. 15, 7; Vol. 18, 3 &
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-1975. 899 pages incl. 167 black and white plates. .€ 138.00 / DKK 960.00 Yuan, D. & G. S. Robinson: Caloptilia leaf-miner moth (Gracillariidae) of
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Culot, J.: Noctuelles
et Géomètres d'Europe.Reprint edition 1986-87. Hardback. Vol. 1: Noctuelles I. 220 pages. 38 colour plates. ISBN 87-88757-04-8.
58.00 / DKK 400.00.
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A very fine reprint of this famous work, that still today forms a unique identification
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very high artistic standard.
Until further, the prices on this famous reprint are reduced with 40%!
DYRELIV(Animal Life of Denmark.) 25 x 17 cm. Hardback. Vol. 7: Palm, E.: Nordeuropas snudebiller. (Coleoptera: Curculinoidae).(The
Weevils of North Europe.) Part 1:Brachycerinae and Otiorhyncherinae. 1996. 356 pages. 8 colour plates. 491 text figures.
Distribution maps to all species. English summary to each species.
... EUR 72,00 / DKK 500,00. This volume treats the 163 species of Brachycerinae and Otiorhyncherinae known
from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Karelia, the surroundings of Sct. Petersburg,
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, northern Poland, the north German lowland to the Harzen
Mountains, The Netherlands, and Great Britain. Further 14 species found accidentally in
the area covered are also treated. The colour plates illustrate all species in superb
photographs of an hitherto unseen high quality. A total of 198 specimens are shown largely
magnified. The text figures are genitalias, morphological details important for the
identification etc. The distribution maps show the distribution by provinces in the area
covered, only Great Britain is omitted. Species occurring in Denmark have a detailed
distribution map of this country. The systematic part is for each species divided into the
following chapters: Description, where all details are carefully mentioned; Distribution,
where unusually many records and localities are mentioned; Bionomics, where habitat,
foodplants, time for occurrence etc. are explained in detail; Summary, where distribution
and bionomics are shortly summarized in 10-20 lines for each species. The weevil fauna of
North Europe will be covered by two or three further parts. They should appeal to
professional and amateur entomologists, nature conservationists, university and museum
libraries, higher educational institutions. A number of the species treated in part 1 can
be serious pests in agriculture and forestry. Vol. 8: Fogh Nielsen, O.: De danske guldsmede.(Odonata.)
1998. 280 pages. 230 colour photos. Line drawings. Distribution maps to all species.
87-88757-21-8. ... EUR 43,00 / DKK 300,00.
Together with the butterflies, the dragonflies are the most eye-catching insects in
the north European nature. So far only one book has treated the Danish species of these
beautiful and fascinating creatures: Espen Petersens dragonfly volume from 1910 in the
series "Danmarks Fauna". Therefore the present book is long wanted and much
needed. De danske guldsmede is an exceptionally beautiful book lavishly illustrated with
very fine colour photographs of all Danish dragonfly species and their habitats. The book
has a number of introductory chapters on Odonata in general and a systematic part treating
all 53 species under the following headings: Introduction, identification, habitat,
behaviour, lifecycle, flying time, and distribution. The description of the distribution
of each species is supplemented with a map, that also covers the southernmost Norway,
southern Sweden and northernmost Germany. There are illustrated keys to the adult larvae
and larval skins and to the males and females of the adult dragonflies. The book is
concluded with a short bibliography and two indexes, one to the dragonflies and one to the
plant species mentioned in the book. De danske guldsmede should appeal to both
professional and amateur entomologists as well as to those with a more general interest in
the nature that surrounds us. Furthermore the book will be a most useful tool for those
working with fresh water ecology and environment. Because of the many beautiful colour
photographs of the dragonflies and their habitats, the book will also be of great interest
to students of dragonflies, but without knowledge to the Danish language. Vol. 9: Fogh Nielsen, O.: De danske græshopper.(The Danish Grasshoppers). 2000. 24 x 17 cm.. 192 pages. 137
colour photographs. 70 line drawings. Including sound CD with songs of all species. Song
diagrams. Distribution maps. Systematic treatment of all species. Keys for identification.
Text in Danish. Hardback. ISBN 87-88757-50-1.
... EUR 43,00 /
Saltatoria are wellknown insects and characteristic animals for the summer and
early autumn. The north European species are not colourful like the butterflies or elegant
flyers as the dragonflies, but their song fascinates us, and for many people the
grashopper song is a part of the summer in the same way, as the bird song or the quacking
of the frogs are in the spring. De danske græshopper is a beautiful and richly
illustrated book, which in text and illustations comprehensively treats the 32 species of
grasshoppers known to occur in Denmark with informations about how to recognise each
species, their habitats, biology, behaviour and distribution. Further strong emphasis has
been put on a comprehensive and detailed interpretation of the songs of each species -
among other by the help of a large number of song diagrams. The book has very beautiful
colour photographs depicting all species, and on the accompanying CD there are 49 sound
recordings of the songs of all Danish grasshoppers. De danske græshopper is aimed for
both amateur and professional entomologists as well as for readers with a general interest
in nature. Many readers will know the author for his very well reviewed and similarly
beautifully illustrated De danske guldsmede. Bind 11: Hermansen, K.:
Dagsommerfugle i Danmark. (Danmarks Dyreliv, Bind 11.) 2010. 224 sider
incl. 10 systematiske farvetavler og næsten 700 farvefotos af sommerfuglene i
naturen, deres æg, larver og pupper samt deres levesteder. Desuden aktuelle
udbredelseskort til alle fastboende arter.
ISBN 978-87-88757-92-7. Indbundet. Pris kr. 248,00 incl. moms og
Det 11. bind i serien Danmarks Dyreliv er en udvidet felthåndbog over de
danske dagsommerfugle. Bogen henvender sig til såvel den alment
natur-interesserede læser som til amatør- og fagentomologer. Alle fast
forekommende arter behandles ligesom uddøde arter og sjældne strejfere omtales
kort. For hver af de fast forekommende arter er teksten inddelt i følgende
afsnit: Kendetegn, Levested, Livscyklus, Adfærd, Flyvetid, Udbredelse. Bogen er
illustreret i et omfang, der aldrig tidligere er set i en bog om danske insekter
med næsten 700 smukke, fantastiske eller fascinerende fotos af vores
dagsommerfugle incl. æg, larver (ofte i flere af deres stadier), pupper og
levesteder samt ikke mindst adfærd. Der er udbredelseskort til alle de i dag
fastboende arter ligesom samtlige arter (han, hun og undersider) er vist på
bogens 10 systematiske farvetavler. Bogen kan bestilles direkte hos Apollo Books
email@example.com eller telefon 6226 3737. Vol. 11:
Hermansen, K.: Dagsommerfugle i Danmark. (Rhopalocera.) (The Butterflies
of Denmark.) 2010. 224 pages incl. 10 colour plates and nearly 700 colour
photos. Text in Danish. Distribution maps for all resident species. ISBN 978-87-88757-92-7. EUR 29.00 / DKK 198.00 (excl. Danish
This 11th volume of ‘Animal Life in Denmark’ is aimed to be an extended field
guide on the butterflies in Denmark. The book covers all species occuring in
Denmark today as well as extinct species and rare migrants. For each species the
text is divided into the following chapters: Identification, habitat, biology,
behaviour, distribution. For all species occuring in Denmark today there are
several colour photos of the adult insects, habitats and larvae and for extinct
species and rare migrants less photos but they are still well illustrated.
Bind 12: Skipper, L.: Danmarks blomstertæger.2013. 407 sider. Mere end
1000 farvefotos. Udbredelseskatalog. ISBN 978-87-92832-03-0. DKK 420.00 excl. moms.
Danmarks blomstertæger omhandler en gruppe af relativt små insekter, der lever
en diskret tilværelse og er ukendt af de fleste. Ikke desto mindre har de en
farve- og formrigdom, som kun få andre grupper af danske dyr kan matche. Bogen
er rettet mod såvel alment naturinteresserede som entomologisk kyndige. Samtlige
212 kendte danske arter gennemgås, med en beskrivelse af kendetegn og lignende
arter, biologi, levested samt udbredelse. Herudover rummer bogen generelle
afsnit, der beskriver en lang række emner, såsom udviklingshistorie,
ynglebiologi, værtsplanter, fjender og forsvar, samt meget andet. I bogen findes
desuden en samlet opdateret oversigt over alle Danmarks pt. 539 kendte
tægearter. Danmarks blomstertæger indeholder langt over 1.000 fotos.
Blomstertæger har kun været sporadisk illustreret i dansk litteratur, men det
skulle der være rådet bod på med denne bog. Vol. 12: Skipper, L.: Danmarks blomstertæger
(The Danish Miridae). 2013. 407 pages. Illustrated throughout in colours.
Distribution catalogue. ISBN 978-87-92832-03-0. € 62.00 / DKK 420.00
Danmarks blomstertæger is a complete and comprehensive treatment of the Danish
Miridae, richly illustrated with more than 1000 high quality colour photos. The
book is aimed at those with a general interest in nature as well as the
experienced entomologist. All 212 species known from Denmarks are having a full
treatment in chapters on identification, similar species, biology, habitat and
distribution. Further the book contains 130 pages of general introduction to the
Miridae that covers a large number of subjects, among other development
history, breeding biology, host plants, predators and defence. The book also
contains an updated list of the presently 539 species of Heteroptera known from
Denmark. Bind 13: Fogh Nielsen, O. &
L. Skipper: Danmarks bredtæger, randtæger og ildtæger. 2015. 202 sider.
370 farvefotos af højeste kvalitet. Udbredelseskatalog.
ISBN 978-87-92832-04-7. € 43.00 / DKK 300.00 excl. moms. En bog om en gruppe insekter, som alle er stødt på, men som kun meget få
kender noget særligt til. De 73 danske arter behandles alle grundigt og bogen er
hele vejen igennem illustreret med nogle fantastisk flotte farvefoto.
Udbredelseskort for hver art. Indledende afsnit om: Historisk baggrund;
Udviklingshistorie; Systematik & navngivning; Udseende; Livscyklus; Føde;
Fjender & forsvar; Levesteder; Status & udbredelse; Trusler; Distriktskatalog;
Om at studere tæger; De danske familier. Den første danske bog om disse
spændende og ofte farvestrålende insekter siden bindet i ”Danmarks Funa” der
udkom i 1912. Vol. 13: Fogh Nielsen, O. & L
Skipper: Danmarks bredtæger, randtæger og ildtæger (The Danish
Pentatomidae, Coreidae and Pyrrhocoridae).
2015. 202 pages. 370 colour photos of the highest quality. Distribution
ISBN 978-87-92832-04-7. € 43.00 / DKK 300.00 A book about a group of insects, which all have met, but few really know
anything about. The 73 Danish species are dealt with in detail, and the book is
all the way through illustrated with fantastic beautiful colour photos.
Distribution maps to all species. Introductory chapters on: Historical
background, Evolution history; Systematics and nomenclature; Habitus; Life
cycle; Food; Enemies & defence; Habitats; Status & distribution; Threaths;
District catalogue; How to study these bugs; The Danish families. This is the
first book on these families since the volume published in the series ”Denmark’s
Fauna” in 1912. Bind 14: Fogh
Nielsen, O.: Danmarks netvinger.
2015. 195 sider. Mere end 250 farvefotos af bedste kvalitet. Udbredelseskort.
ISBN 978-87-92832-05-4. € 43.00 / DKK 300,00 excl. moms. Endnu en bog om en insektgruppe, som mange kender, men som kun meget få
kender noget særligt til. Bogen omhandler samtlige 65 danske arter af netvinger:
Dovenfluer, Kamelhalsfluer, Voksnetvinger, Vandmyreløver, Svampeflorvinger,
Florvinger, Guldøjer, Myreløver. Bogen er gennemillustreret med meget flotte
farvefotos. Indledende afsnit om: Systematik & navngivning, Udviklingshistorie,
Udseende, Livscyklus, Flyvetider, Levesteder, Fjender & forsvar, Status over
Danmarks netvinger, Distriktskatalog, Om at studere netvinger, Bestemmelse af
netvinger, Nøgle til familier. Dette er den første danske om disse interessante
insekter. Vol. 14: Fogh Nielsen, O.: Danmarks netvinger
(The Danish Neuroptera). 2015. 195 pages. More than 250 colour photos of the
best quality. Distribution maps. Text in Danish.
ISBN 978-87-92832-05-4. € 43.00 / DKK 300,00 excl. moms. Another book about an insect group that nearly all have seen, but no-one
really knows. The book deals with all 65 species of Neuroptera known from
Denmark. It is illustrated throughout with more than 250 colour photos.
Introductionary chapters on: Systematic & nomenclature, Development history, Appearance,
Life cycle, Flying times, Habitats, Enemies & defence, Status of Danish
Neuroptera, District catalogue, How to study Neuroptera, Identification of
Neuroptera, Keys to families. The first book ever on the Danish Neuroptera.
Bind 15: Skipper, L. & O.
F. Nielsen: Danmarks frøtæger. 2018. 207 sider. 405 farvefotos af
højeste kvalitet. Udbredelseskatalog. ISBN 978-87-92832-06-1. € 43.00 / DKK 300.00 excl. moms.
Dette bind omhandler en af de mere forsømte og ukendte grupper af tæger. De 77
danske arter behandles alle grundigt og bogen er hele vejen igennem illustreret
med nogle fantastisk flotte farvefoto. Udbredelseskort for hver art. Indledende
afsnit om: Historisk baggrund & udviklingshistorie; Systematik & navngivning;
Udseende; Livscyklus; Føde; Fjender & forsvar; Levesteder; Status over Danmarks
frøtæger; Udbredelse; Om at studere frøtæger. Dette er den første samlede
behandling af de danske frøtæger. Vol. 15: Skipper, L. & O. F. Nielsen: Danmarks
frøtæger (The Danish Lygaeidae). 2018. 207 pages. 405 colour photos of
the highest quality. Distribution catalogue. ISBN 978-87-92832-06-1. € 43.00 / DKK 300.00
This volume treats one of the more neglected families of Heteroptera in Denmark.
The 77 presently known species are dealt with in detail, and the book is all the
way through illustrated with fantastic beautiful colour photos. Distribution
maps to all species. Introductory chapters on: Historical background & evolution
history; Systematics and nomenclature; Habitus; Life cycle; Food; Enemies &
defence; Habitats; Status of the Danish Lygaeidae; Distribution; How to study
these bugs. This is the first ever complete study of the Danish Lydaeidae.”
‘Animal Life of Denmark’ is a series aimed to cover the insect fauna of Denmark
and Fennoscandia or the whole of Northern Europe. Each volume treats a well
defined family with text in Danish, but with numerous illustrations that make
the volumes valuable also for non-Danish readers. Volumes 1 - 6 and 10
are out of print.
FAUNISTISK BIBLIOTEK. (Danish Faunistical Library.) 25 x 17 cm. Hardback. Vol. 1: Fibiger, M. & P. Svendsen: Danske natsommerfugle. (Danish Moths.) 1981.
272 pages.278 text figures. 6 colour plates.
ISBN 87-87491-38-9. ...
EUR 43,00 / DKK 300,00. A most useful book on the changes in the Danish Heterocera fauna from 1966 to
80. Especially on the about 50 new species from that period the book contains a wealth of
information. The text figures are distribution maps, genitalia drawings and illustrations
of other details important for the identifiation. Vol. 2: Palm, E.: Atlas over viklernes udbredelse i
Danmark (Tortricidae & Cochylidae). 1982. 110 pages. 5 text figures. 359
ISBN 87-87491-40-0. .. EUR 22,00 / DKK150,00. Illustrates on detailed maps the distribution of the Danish Tortricoid moths.
For each species, the distribution is commented further in the text and the food-plants
are mentioned. For the more rare or local species the localities are mentioned. Vol. 3: Kaaber, S.: De danske sværmere og spindere. 1982.
l44 pages. Distribution maps to all species. English summary.
... EUR 29,00 / DKK
200,00. Geographical distribution and fluctuations for all Danish Heterocera species
apart from Noctuidae and Geometridae in the period from 1850 to 1980. Detailed
distribution map to each species. Vol. 4: Bangsholt, F.: Sandspringernes og løbebillernes
udbredelse og forekomst i Danmark ca. 1830-1981. 1983. 271 pages. English summary.
Distribution maps to all species (Denmark and Europe).
... EUR 36,00 / DKK 250,00.
The distribution and occurrence of Tiger Beetles and Ground Beetles in Denmark from
1830 to 1981. English summary covering 8 pages.
A series aimed to cover the faunistics of the Danish insect
fauna. Text in Danish, but numerous illustrations make the volumes useful also for non
Fletcher, D. S. & W. B.
Nye: The Generic Names of Moths of the World. Vol. 5: Pyraloidea.
1984. 185 pages. Hardback.
ISBN 0-565-00880-3 ... EUR 68,60
/ DKK 480,00. We have taken over the remaining stock of this title.
Friedrich, Ekkehard: Breeding Butterflies and Moths - a practical Handbook for
British and European Species. 250 x 200mm., 176pp., with 47 text
figures. Translated from the German by Steven Whitebread and edited by A.
Maitland Emmet. Hardback.
ISBN 9780 946589 20 3....EUR 42,00 / DKK 290,00.
Additional material for the English Edition contributed by A. Maitland Emmet
(Microlepidoptera); Jim Reid (Geometridae); and Brian O. C. Gardiner
‘THE working and reference book for all lepidopterists who wish to breed
continental butterflies and British and European moths.’ P. W. Cribb, Bulletin
of the Amateur Entomologists’ Society.
‘The information in this book is very hard to come by and it is invaluable for
the amateur butterfly lover, the professional collector and also the biologist
using butterflies as a tool ... this volume will be in constant use’. Miriam
‘I strongly recommend the whole book to any entomologist, conservationist or
butterfly farmer who may need to rear Lepidoptera.’ Jeremy Thomas, Biological
Following an important introductory section on ‘How to use this Book’, the work
is divided into two parts. The first contains clear, illustrated instructions on
breeding and rearing equipment and techniques; a breeder’s diary; a note on
conservation; and a list of botanical literature. The second, main part gives
detailed rearing instructions by species, or for closely related species with
similar requirements by genus, for macro- and microlepidoptera from nearly every
family found in the area – over 1000 species. The book also contains a select
bibliography of works on British and European Lepidoptera and a complete dual
index to both insects and plants.
GEOMETRID MOTHS OF EUROPE.
Edited by A. Hausmann. 25 x 17 cm. Distribution map and illustrations of male
and female genitalia to all species. Hardback. Vol. 1: Hausmann, A.: Introduction to the series.
Archiearinae, Oenochrominae, Geometrinae. 2001. 282 pages. 8 colour
ISBN 87-88757-35-8.EUR 96,00 / DKK 670,00. Vol. 2: Hausmann, A.: Sterrhinae.2004. 600
pages. 24 colour plates.
ISBN 87-88757-37-4. Price EUR 155,00 / DKK 1080,00. Vol. 3: Hausmann, A. & J. Viidalepp: Larentinae I.
2012. 743 pages. 25 colour plates.
ISBN 87-88757-39-0. Price EUR
184,00 / DKK 1370,00 Vol. 4: Mironov, V.: Larentinae II.2003. 464 pages. 16 colour plates.
ISBN 87-88757-40-4. EUR
DKK 870,00 Vol. 5: Skou,
P. & P. Sihvonen: Ennominae I. 2015. 657 pages. 16 colour plates.
ISBN 978-90-40-25220-2. EUR 184,00 / DKK 1370,00 The geographical area covered will be the whole of the geographical Europe. Each
volume will illustrate the adults of all species in photographical colour plates
of the best quality. Sexual dimorphism as well as polymorphism will be
illustrated and if possible all subspecies too. Most species will be shown in
natural size, but larger groups of small species such as the genera Idaea and
Eupithecia will be shown enlarged. Each species will be treated using the
following format: Full name. Original reference to all available nominal names
(valid names and synonyms).
Diagnosis based on external features, including detail figures where necessary.
Male and female genitalia of all species with line drawings or photographs.
Distribution. A summary of the European distribution and also of distribution
outside the area treated. This paragraph is completed with a map of the European
distribution. Phenology with detailed information about flight period or
periods, if possible with reference to various parts of the distribution area.
Further also information about how the species hibernates is provided. Biology
including hostplant(s). Habitat including the altitude of occurence. Similar
species with the differences clearly pointed out. This paragraph may be
completed with text figures. Remarks on information that does not fit into any
of the other paragraphs.
The Geometrid Moths of Europe is intended for both professional and amateur
entomologists. Among the European Geometrid Moths are a number of serious pest
species, especially to forestry, and the series will therefore also be an
important tool in future pest management, hopefully especially in the biological
Distribution atlas of the butterflies of Switzerland. Now distributed by Apollo
Hansen, M.:Catalogue of the Coleoptera of Denmark. 1996. 25 x 17 cm. 231 pages. With full
text in Danish and English. Softcover.
No ISBN. EUR 43,00 / DKK 300,00
With the text part bilingual Danish and English, this book is the first complete
catalogue of Danish Coleoptera based on the 11 faunistic districts that are now
commonly used in Danish entomology. The distribution in the districts is shown
for all 3682 known Danish species of Coleoptera. Records are divided into three
periods: before 1900, 1900-1959, and 1960 and later. A total of more than 27,500
records are included in the catalogue - more than 23,000 of the from the most
recent period. The introduction to the catalogue includes a number of faunistic
notes and, in particular, nomenclaturel and systematic notes. Comments about the
systematics are made with special reference to danish coleopteran literature. A
list of accidental migrants and (several) introduced species is given after the
catalogue of "genuine" (i. e. presumedly established) Danish species. The
chapter on classification and nomenclature summarizes the knowledge in these
fields up to the present days and should be read by any-one with an interest in
fauna of the United Arab Emirates is relatively unexploited, especially when
compared to the faunas of other countries on the Arabian peninsula. This
checklist refers to everything that has already been published about the insects
of U.A.E., and will be the base for future studies of the insect fauna. Solely
distributed in Europe by Apollo Books.
Hoffmeyer, S.: De danske spindere. 2nd edition. 1974. 23 x 15 cm. 270 pages + 24 colour
plates. Numerous text figures. Text in Danish. Hardback.
No ISBN. EUR 26,00 / DKK 180,00.
Treats the Danish species of the families Sphingidae, Notodontidae, Drepanidae,
Thyatiridae, Thaumatopoeidae, Lymantriidae, Lasiocampidae, Lemoniidae,
Endromididae, Saturniidae, Arctiidae, Zygaenidae, Sesiidae, Psychidae,
Limacodidae, Cossidae and Hepialidae. The colour plates illustrates the adult
moths in photographs and the larvae of most of the species in watercolours.
Though somewhat old now, this is still the only book on the north European
species of these families and it has, since the
publication of the first edition in 1948, been a "bible" for north European
Karsholt, O. & J. Razowski: The Lepidoptera of
A Distributional Checklist. 1996. 29 x 21 cm. 380 pages. Hardback.
101.00 / DKK 710.00.
The first list to cover the entire European fauna of butterflies and moths since
the famous "Staudinger-Rebel Catalogue" which was published as long ago as in
1901. A large number of European specialists have been working on the
family/subfamily treatments, and the list has been checked by leading experts in
the national faunas. The higher classification used in the checklist is in
accordance with the most recent research as it will be presented in the
forthcoming treatment of Lepidoptera in the series "Handbook of Zoology".
Hopefully the list will lead to uniformity in the systematics and nomenclature
used in European lepidopterology! Besides being a checklist, "The Lepidoptera of
Europe" also indicates in table form, in which of the European countries each
species has been recorded. The occurrence is indicated for the following
countries/regions: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Corsica, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary,
Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, the European part of the former Soviet
Union (apart from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
the European part of Turkey, and the former Yugoslavia. As the checklist has
been under preparation since the mid 1980's, some of the recent changes of the
European borders could not be taken into account. "The Lepidoptera of Europe"
contains more than 8.300 species known to occur in Europe and the distributional
tables have approximately 74.000 records! "The Lepidoptera of Europe" will be an
indispensable tool for anyone working with the European fauna of any group of
Lepidoptera. The book is published in a limited edition of only 800 copies.
Kononenko, V.: Noctuidae Sibiricae. Vol. 1: An annotated check list of the Noctuidae (s. l.) (Insecta,
Lepidoptera) of the Asian part of Russia and the Ural Region. 2005. 24 x 17 cm.
Softcover. 243 pages.
ISBN 87-89430-12-3. . . EUR 55,00 / DKK 380.00
Rivulinae to Agaristinae. 2010. 26 x 18 cm. 475
pages.24 colour plates illustrating 560 species. 177 black
and white plates of male and female genitalia of all species. Distribution
maps. Text about distribution and differences to closely related species.
ISBN 978-87-89430-15-7.EUR 140.00 / DKK 980.00 The aim of Noctuidae Sibiricae ‑ the first
2 volumes of four – is to fill the
last large gap of knowledge concerning Noctuidae of the northern
hemisphere: the vast area of Russian Sibiria from the Ural Mountains to
the Pacific Ocean. The area westwards is covered by Noctuidae Europaeae
and the other side by the series Moths of North America and the monograph
Moths of Japan. The author is probably the only that has sufficient
knowledge to compile this 4-volume work on Sibirian Noctuids, partly
because he from his home and work in the Russian Academy of Sciences (Far
Eastern Branch) in Vladivostok has studied and travelled all over this
vast area of still largely untouched nature, and partly because he has
access to all the many small and old reports published locally. Also
through the help of many fellow lepidopterists, this book‑series is made
possible. Volume I contains the full list of Noctuidae of Sibiria, not
previously available, and thoroughly commented. The systematics follow
that of the latest knowledge published (Fibiger & Lafontaine, 2005). The
area has been subdivided into 14 more or less natural biogeographic zones,
and the total Sibirian distribution is listed for each species and each
zone. Also the literature is described in detail for each zone. The
following three volumes is a systematic treatment incl. colour photos of
all species, and photos of the male and female genitalia, ‑ all in the
usual high Kononenko quality, ‑ already known from Noctuidae Europaeae,
Noctuidae of Korea, and Moths of Thailand. For anyone who has an interest
in noctuids and the study and determination of them, this new book series
should be highly welcome.
2011. 373 pages.
ISBN 978-87-88757-93-4.EUR 80.00 / DKK 560.00
A comprehensive work covering the about 100,000
species of Coleoptera known to occur in the Palaearctic Region. The complete
work is planned for 8 volumes that will be published in intervals of about 18
months. The information provided for each species will be the following: Primary
taxonomic information of all available names in the genus and species levels
published by the end of 1999. The taxonomic information below subfamily will be
organized alphabetically. The type species of genera and subgenera, incl.
synonyms, are given. The area covered also includes the Arabian Peninsula,
Himalayas and China. The distributional data of species and subspecies is given
per country. Detailed distributional information for strict endemics is given.
Introduced species are indicated. The catalogue is a collective work of about
one hundred coleopterists from Europe, Japan, America and Australia.
E. & A. Soares: The Dragonflies of Portugal (As Libélulas de Portugal).
2013. 21 x 15 cm. 336 pages. Illustrated throughout in colours with numerous
high quality photographs. Distribution maps to all species. Illustrations of
many details. Text bi-lingual Portugese-English. Softcover. ISBN 978-989986140-4. € 46.00 / DKK 320.00.
This is the first book to cover the dragonflies known from Portugal. It aims to
provide a comprehensive identification guide for both the general naturalist as
well as for the scientist and conservationist. The book has more than 600 photos
covering the 67 species known so far from Portugal. For each species there is a
concise text, a map and photos of living specimens in their natural environment.
Further there are numerous photos of details that are important help for
identification. The book is an important contribution to the knowledge of the
biodiversity of Portugal.
A series intended to be a tool for identifying the European micro-moths. Each
volume will treat a systematic unit comprising about 100-300 species. This will
usually mean a family or subfamily, but it can also be a single large genus, or
a group of smaller families. Small and systematically unrelated groups may also
be collected in one volume. The geographical area covered will be Europe west of
the former U.S.S.R., and include the Baltic countries. Authors may also include
the adjacent parts of the western Palaearctic Region, i. e. Macaronesia, North
Africa, Cyprus, Turkey, the European part of the former U.S.S.R., as well as
Transcaucasia. Each volume will illustrate the adults of all species in full
colour, either by colour photographs or water-colours. Sexual dimorphism and
extensive polymorphism will also be illustrated. All species, except the
largest, will be shown enlarged. Further volumes are are in preparation and will
be published with irregular intervals. A colour prospectus on the series is
available upon request.
Volume 1 is out of print.
Mohammadian, H.: Biological Diversity of
Lepidoptera in Iran.
2006. 21 x 14 cm. 385 pages. Softcover. EUR 41,00
/ DKK 280.00 This is a most useful tool to get an overview of the Lepidoptera
fauna of this zoogeographical very important and interesting country. Solely
distributed in Europe by Apollo Books.
Monastyrskii, A. L.: Butterflies of Vietnam. 21 x 15 cm.
Full text in English. Softcover. Vol. 1: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae. 2005. 199 pages incl. 35 colour plates.
ISBN 0-9551211-0-8 . . EUR 45.00 / DKK 320.00. Vol. 2: Papilionidae. 2007. 189 pages incl. 31 colour plates. Line
drawings. ISBN 0-9551211-1-6. . . EUR
45.00 / DKK 320.00. Vol. 3: Nymphalidae: Danainae, Amathusiinae.
2011. 182 pages incl.31 colour plates. ISBN 978-0-9551211-2-8. . . EUR
45.00 / DKK 320.00.
A major series on the butterfly fauna of Vietnam and the
first comprehensive treatment of the Rhopalocera of this country. The complete
fauna will be covered in 7 volumes and the series will be completed within 5-6
years. For each volume, the introduction includes information for systematic of
each family or subfamily, morphology of imago, habitats and life-cycles.
Checklist, abreviations, references and index to scientific names are presented
separately. The main section of each volume contains information for all species
of the family or subfamily found in Vietnam, and keys to the species, genera and
tribes. The text for each species includes the following paragraphs: type
locality; synonyms; range; distribution and variation in Vietnam; taxonomic
notes; habitats and biology; similar species. The excellent colour plates
include a number of habitat photos and images of all species dealt with. Where
necessary, line drawings of genitalia, venation and other details are given.
/ Stövsländor.By B. W. Svensson. 2010.
204 pages. Illustrated throughout in colour. ISBN 978-91-88506-68-9.Price excl. postage € 54.00 / DKK
360.00. All 82 species
known from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark are treated in this
Sipuncula & Nemertea / Stjärnmaskar & slemmaskar. By M.
Strand & P. Sundberg. 2010. 188 pages.
Illustrated throughout in colour.
Price excl. postage €
54.00 / DKK 360.00
Includes 80 species.
Chordata: Branchiostomatidae - Chondrichthyes / Ryggsträngsdjur:
Lansettfiskar - broskfiskar. By S. O. Kullander et al.. 2011. 327 pages. Illustrated throughout in clolour. ISBN978-91-88506-74-0.
Price excl. postage €
54.00 / DKK 360.00. Includes 87 species.
Nazari, V.: Butterflies of
Iran. 2003. 30 x 21 cm. 564 pages incl. 74 colour plates. Distribution
map to each species. Text figures. Text in Farsi with a one page introduction in
English. Scientific name to each species incl. original description, synonyms
ISBN 964-92183-6-X. EUR 119,00 / DDK 830,00. This is the first comprehensive book
ever published on butterflies of Iran, a region of extreme importance for the
understanding of the speciation and distribution of European butterflies and it
should be of the greatest interest to all European lepidopterists with interest
The book is the result of over 8 years of intensive work by the author, and
covers all the 379 known species of butterflies for Iran up to December 2002.
For each species, the Persian text gives elaborate details on taxonomy incl.
subspecies, distribution, description, individual variation, biology and ecology
incl. type of habitat, flight period, habits of the adult butterfly, and larval
food plants. The text is accompanied by highly accurate dot-maps for every taxon,
giving accurate localities for the known range of each species and including
every known record since the time of the first paper published on the Persian
Lepidoptera by Ménétriès in 1832. Many local museums and private collections
have been visited by the author and localities are incorporated in the maps.
Colour plates are the most fascinating part of the book; nearly all photos
incorporated in the plates are from specimens with Iranian origins, and are
followed by specimens’ data in English. The taxonomic histories (including
original descriptions and synonymy) in the main text are also in English and
most useful to non-Farsi speakers. There are two indices at the end of the book;
one for the Lepidopterous and another for botanical names. This fine book is
published in only 1500 copies, so it can very well get out of print rather soon.
The book is published in Iran and in Europedistributed solely by Apollo Books.
Nilsson, A.: Aquatic Insects of North Europe.
A Taxonomic Handbook. CD-Rom edition. 2005. This edition contains volumes 1 and
2 of the printed edition published in 1996 and 1997 with a total of 714 pages
and 3426 line drawings.
ISBN 87-88757-55-2. . . . . . EUR 126.00 /
Truly aquatic insects species are in North Europe found in ten different orders,
representing a wide variety of form and life styles. Most diverse are the
dipterans, the two-winged flies and midges, including among others the notorious
blood-sucking pests of the boreal and subarctic regions. Other diverse orders
are chiefly the beetles and caddisflies, including several hundreds of species
occupying most of the available freshwater environments. Besides the aquatic
beetles and bugs, insects classified as aquatic normally develop in water,
whereas the adult flying forms are terrestrial. Swarming mayflies and hovering
libellulas are well-known characteristics of lake and stream shores, whereas
their aquatic larvae remain more anonymous for the general naturalist. On the
contrary, insect larvae are nowadays widely used in environmental monitoring,
the actual species composition at a locality providing reliable evidence on the
impacts of acidification and pollution. Environmental applications have engaged
many people in the identification of aquatic insect larvae, on scientific,
commercial or governmental basis. However, these activities have been hampered
by a general lack of an up-to-date standard work providing modern nomenclature
and reliable identification keys including all known taxa from the region. The
present handbook is designed to fill this gap, as far as taxonomic knowledge is
available. Geographically, the handbook focuses on the Nordic Countries, i. e.
Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Most information included will be correct
also for the rest of Northern Europe, although some more southern taxa may be
absent from the identification keys and check lists. The handbook is designed to
serve several important purposes. The introductory text together with the many
literature references provided for each order or family is a rich source of
information on natural history, morphology, faunistics, classification and
identification. The richly illustrated identification keys are generally given
for both larvae and adults at least to the generic level. Check lists record the
distributions of all known species from the region on a national basis.
Price for each volume is EUR 171.00 / DKK 1190.00.
A monumental series on the European species of
the moth family Noctuidae. All species are treated systematically by leading
authorities and illustrated on splendid colour plates. The text is bilingual
English and French in vols 1-3 and 6-7 and English in vols 4-5 and 8-12. The
volumes are published in irregular intervals. Volumes
1, 2, 3, 6
and 7 are out of print.
Puplesis, R.: The
Nepticulidae of Eastern Europe and Asia. Western, Central and Eastern
Parts. 1994. 25 x 17 cm. 552 pages. 840 line illustrations.
ISBN 90-73348-29-3. EUR 85,00 / DKK 590,00
This fine book treats the Nepticulidae of the former Soviet Union. It
provides an illustrated key to all the known spceies found in this vast
region. Included are original descriptions and line drawings of the adult
insects and genitalia of over 200 species. This book will remain an
important identification guide for decades to come.
Rákosy, L.: Die Noctuiden Rumäniens.
1996. 28 x 21 cm. 648 pages. 30 colour plates. 821 line drawings of genitalia.
651 distribution maps. 81 other figures. (Staphia 46.) Hardback.
EUR 81,00 /
DKK 560,- A fine book on the Noctuid moths of Romania. The colour plates, that are of
a very fine quality, shows 882 moths and caterpillars of the 650 species and
subspecies treated in the book. A must for anyone with an interest in European
Noctuidae. We have taken over the remaining stock of this title from the
publisher in Austria.
Rákosy, L. et al.: Verzeichnis der
Schmetterlinge Rumäniens / Catalogul Lepidoperelor României.
2003. 24 x17 cm. 446 pages. Softcover.
ISBN 973-0-03125-8. EUR
55,00 / DKK 380,-. A checklist of the Lepidoptera of Romania with bilingual German/Romanian
text. The main part of the book are tables covering all 4096 species known with
indications of their occurrence in each districts. Also indicated is the red
data status for Romanian Macrolepidoptera and finally if a species is recorded
from 1850 to 1900, from 1901 to 1980 or from 1981 to 2001.
Also a list of 135 species deleted incl. comments. Further 140 pages with
comments to the species in the checklist.
Brief introduction. One page English abstract. Index to scientific names. The
information in the checklist is based on literature, the material preserved in
museums and private collections, and on data provided by Romanian
All in all an important contribution to the European Lepidoptera literature that
should be of interest for any serious student of European Lepidoptera.
Published by Societatea Lepidopterologica Româna. Solely distributed by Apollo
Roslin, T. et al.:
Nordens dyngbaggar. (Dung beetles of Northern Europe). 2014. 24 x 17 cm.
356 pages. Numerous colour illustrations. In Swedish with a short English
summary. Hardback with dust cover.
ISBN 978-95-26754-44-4. EUR 63.00 / DKK 440.00. A very delicately produced book covering the dung beetles of Norway, Sweden
and Finland. It is aimed for both the beginner and the experienced dung beetle
worker. It is divided into three parts. The first is about how the dung beetles
live and how you can work with them as a hobby. In the second all species that
are found in the three countries are described in details. The third chapter is
a richly illustrated identification key. Dung beetles are indicator species for
the environment and many species are today rare and threathened. Apollo
Booksellers are appointed to sole distributors of this excellent book outside
Finland and Sweden.
Unfortunately we have to cancel the publication of the planned and earlier
announced Band 3 in a revised edition, and Band 4 and Band 5 in this
series. We are unable to get in contact with the author. Though we have
written to him many times we never get an answer. We regret this situation
very much, but we have to cancel all previous orders for these three
Skou, P.: Sommerfugle
som hobby. 1986. 21 x 17 cm. 74 pages. Many figures. Text in Danish. Softcover.
ISBN 87-72750-33-2. EUR 12,00 / DKK 80,00
Still the only handbook in any of the Scandinavian languages on how to collect
Sruoga, V. & P.
Ivinskis: Elachistidae of Lithuania / Lietuvos Elachistidai
(Lepidoptera). 2005. 24 x 17 cm. 232 pages. 26 colour plates with all species
illustrated. To each species male and female genitalia drawings, distribution
map and English summary. Main text in Lithuanian. Hardback. ISBN
EUR 75.00 / DKK
book presents long-term data on the leaf-mining moth family Elachistidae of the
Lithuanian fauna. The introductory chapters give an overview of research history
in Lithuania and a thorough description of field and laboratory methods. Broad
coverage of morphology and biology of elachistid moths is provided and species
identification keys are compiled. Besides the 39 species known from Lithuania,
the book includes 20 more species that are distributed in the neighbouring
countries and potential for lithuania. Each species is dealt with using the
following format: Material examined; Differential diagnosis (based on external
features and genitalia); description, Male genitalia; Female genitalia; Biology;
Distribution; Notes; English summary. The book is illustrated with colour plates
with 104 water colours of all 59 species dealt with. Line drawings of male and
female genitalia and map of the European distribution are provided for each
species. Individual variations of male and female genitalia of some species are
discussed and illustrated. The text is in Lithuanian with identification keys
and summaries in English for each species.
Watson, A. & D. T. Goodger:Catalogue of the Neotropical Tiger-moths.
1986. 71 pages. 4 colour plates. (Occational Papers on Systematic Entomology
No. 1.) Softcover.
ISBN 0-565-00994-X. EUR 26.00 / DKK 180.00 We have taken over the remaining stock of this title.
Weygoldt, P.: Whip Spiders. Their Biology,
Morphology and Systematics. (Chelicerata: Amblypygi). 24 x 17 cm. 168 pages. 302
ISBN 87-88757-46-3. EUR 47,00 / DKK 330,00
Whip spiders (Amblypygi) can be large and terrifying animals with strong,
raptorial pedipalps and long antenniform first legs that can produce a span of
as much as 60 cm. Others are small and scarcely span 5 cm. They all lead a
secretive nocturnal life and are extremely dangerous to other arthropods and
small vertebrates. In contrast to spiders and scorpions, they are of no
commercial, economic or medical importance and they are difficult to study in
the field because of their nocturnal habits, possible reasons why they have been
greatly neglected until recently, by scientists and naturalists. Whip spiders
represent an old group that dates back to the Carboniferous period. Their partly
primitive and partly derived morphological characters and habits make the study
of these animals interesting, while observation of their behaviour greatly
increases our knowledge and understanding of arachnids in general. In this book
the author describes their morphology and systematics, their life history, their
fascinating sensory biology, their complex mating dances and reproductive
biology, and their ecology and distribution. Thus he has made a significant
contibution to a better understanding of the morphology and biology of the
Arachnida as a whole. Whip Spiders is an outstanding contribution to science and
it will be of interest for anyone with an interest in Arachnida and for those
keeping and breeding spiders.
Wichard, W. et al.: Biological Atlas of Aquatic
Insects. 2002. 25 x 17 cm. 339 pages. With a preface of Vincent Resh.
912 electron microscope photographs. 156 text figures. Hardback.
ISBN 87-88757-60-9. EUR 84,00 / US$ 98.00 / DKK 580,00.
A completely updated and translated edition of the author's famous book Atlas
zur Biologie der Wasserinsekten.
This comprehensive work gives a vivid overview of the numerous adaptations of
aquatic insects to life in an aquatic environment. 148 picture plates show more
than 900 scanning electron microscope photographs with magnifications from 2.5
to 12,000 times natural size. Besides the habitus, they depict the wealth of
morphological structures on the body surfaces. Explanatory texts as well as more
than 150 additional line drawings, graphs and diagrams accompany each picture
plate on its opposite page.
In order to create an overview, on which the readers can orient themselves, a
broad spectrum of all insect orders that include aquatic and semiaquatic insects
has been chosen: Collembola, Ephemeroptera, Odonata, Plecoptera, Heteroptera
(Nepomorpha, Gerromorpha), Megaloptera, Planipennia, Coleoptera, Hymenoptera,
Trichoptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera (Tipulidae, Limoniidae, Blephariceridae,
Deuterophlebiidae, Psychodidae, Ptychopteridae, Dixidae, Chaoboridae, Culicidae,
Simuliidae, Chironomidae, Ceratopogonidae, Stratiomyidae, Athericidae,
Tabanidae, Syrphidae, Ephydridae, Muscidae). The book includes aquatic insects
from all continents and from a wide variety of aquatic habitats.
Biological Atlas of Aquatic Insects was inspired by the fascinating variety of
aquatic insects and their diverse adaptations to a life in the aquatic
environment. Underlying the diversity of life histories and differing life forms
(burrowers, climbers, sprawlers, clingers, and swimmers) and the adaptations of
mouthparts and feeding behaviour to the trophic systems (shredders, collectors,
scrapers, piercers, predators, and parasites) are the necessary physiological
mechanisms that make it possible for the insects to ecologically adapt to an
aquatic mode of life.
The central themes of the book, the basic functions of an aquatic mode of life,
respiration and osmoregulation, have been described for all of the insect
groups. Without these basic functions life in fresh water would not be possible.
They are important physiological components and play a significant role in
answering the question: What makes originally land dwelling insects turn into
Biological Atlas of Aquatic Insects is intended for both professional and
amateur entomologists working with aquatic insects as well as for students of
biology and limnology and should reveal to them the fully adapted aqutic
insects, which participate in freshwater ecosystems.
Biological Atlas of Aquatic Insects has already had some fine reviews in
entomological journals and is expected to be a best-seller.