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Ecomorphology of Cyclorrhaphan Larvae (Diptera)


Part of the Zoological Monographs book series (ZM, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Graham E. Rotheray
    Pages 1-17
  3. Graham E. Rotheray
    Pages 19-52
  4. Graham E. Rotheray
    Pages 53-86
  5. Graham E. Rotheray
    Pages 87-122
  6. Graham E. Rotheray
    Pages 123-139
  7. Graham E. Rotheray
    Pages 141-173
  8. Graham E. Rotheray
    Pages 175-209
  9. Graham E. Rotheray
    Pages 211-245
  10. Graham E. Rotheray
    Pages 247-279
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 281-286

About this book


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.


cyclorrhaphan ecology and evolution endopterygote insects Saprophagy Phytophagy Mycophagy Zoophagy Necrophagy cyclorrhaphan locomotory system cyclorrhaphan respiratory system

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.National Museums of ScotlandEdinburghUK

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