The Black Flies (Simuliidae) of North America

by Peter H. Adler, Douglas C. Currie, and D. Monty Wood
(Illustrated by Ralph M. Idema  and Lawrence W. Zettler
Foreword by Daniel H. Janzen)

April 2004, 960 pages, 255 maps, 97 halftones, 887 line drawings, 150
 color illustrations in a 24-page insert, and 13 tables. Cloth ISBN
0-8014-2498-4    USD $99.95

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This book compiles the authors' previously unpublished research and
nearly all of the published information on North American black
flies. All aspects of black flies are treated within the context of a
worldwide perspective, including natural history and ecology,
cytology and morphology, phylogeny and classification, economic
impact, pest management, natural enemies, history of research, study
methods, and identification.

Each of the 255 species known from the continent north of Mexico,
including 43 new species, is treated in detail. Each species account
summarizes all pertinent information on taxonomy, morphology,
cytology, physiology, molecular systematics, and bionomics. The book
is copiously illustrated with more than 1,100 figures, including
color drawings of larvae and adult thoraxes, by some of the world's
foremost scientific illustrators. Additional figures and photographs
show chromosomal and morphological features, portraits of important
researchers, control efforts, natural enemies, oviposition behavior,
and cladograms. Detailed distribution maps show the range of each