Megaloptera & Neuroptera

Freshwater Megaloptera and Neuroptera of Britain and Ireland: Keys to Adults and Larvae, and a Review of their Ecology

The aquatic Megaloptera and Neuroptera (alderflies, lacewings and spongeflies) are fascinating and important orders of freshwater fauna. Their low species diversity – three families and seven species in Britain and Ireland – belies their ecological importance, while their distinctive appearance ensures that they are unlikely to be overlooked.

This new fifth edition provides keys for identifying the adults of three species of Sialis (of the Order Megaloptera), and keys for three species of Sisyra, and Osmylus fulvicephalus (of the Order Neuroptera). Keys are also given for the larvae, except those of Sisyra dalii which are still undiscovered. This is, however, more than simply a key to identification; with an updated section on life cycles and ecology summarising our knowledge of these fascinating animals this guide is an all-encompassing volume to some of Britain’s exceptionally fascinating freshwater species. This is a multifaceted guide for anyone who is interested in sampling this incredibly interesting and charismatic species.

Author: J.M. Elliott
Published By: FBA, 2009 (reprinted 2012)
Format: Softcover, size A5, 71 pages
ISBN: 9780900386770
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