Insects of the
Danks and J.A. Downes, editors
This authoritative book brings together work on the
insects of the Yukon by 35 international experts.
|The Yukon is an area of
North America of key relevance in understanding the fauna of the continent. Unglaciated in
Pleistocene time and hence a refugium for organisms, and now with a relatively rich fauna
for its latitude, the Yukon contains many taxa that can bring information to bear on
important questions of evolution, dispersal and adaptation.
Consequently, the contents of this book will be of wide interest to zoologists,
botanists, and others interested in biotas, especially in the North, whether their focus
is on current biodiversity, on the historical development of faunas and ecosystems, or on
adaptations to rigorous conditions.
Most chapters deal in detail with particular groups of
insects and arachnids, providing the basic information for further analysis and study,
including annotated lists of species and extensive references. More than 3000 species are
dealt with. The book also reviews the current and past environments of the region, and a
concluding chapter draws lessons from the detailed analyses provided by the core chapters.
General subject and taxonomic indexes are provided.
- Hardbound, 6 1/2" x 9 3/4". x + 1034 pp.,
224 illustrations, 102 tables.
- Published by the Biological Survey of Canada
(Terrestrial Arthropods), 1997.
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List of contents:
page and Preface
Yukon Project of the Biological Survey of Canada (H.V. Danks)
to the Insects of the Yukon (J.A. Downes)
of the Yukon (G.G.E. Scudder)
Quaternary Palaeoecology of the Yukon: A Review (C.E. Schweger)
(Araneae) of the Yukon (C.D. Dondale, J.H. Redner and Y.M. Marusik)
Mites (Acari: Oribatida) of the Yukon (V.M. Behan-Pelletier)
(Ephemeroptera) of the Yukon (P.P. Harper and F. Harper)
(Odonata) of the Yukon (S.G. Cannings and R.A. Cannings)
(Plecoptera) of the Yukon (K.W. Stewart and W.E. Ricker)
(Orthopteroidea) of the Yukon (V.R. Vickery)
(Heteroptera) of the Yukon (G.G.E. Scudder)
(Homoptera: Cicadellidae) of the Yukon: Dispersal and Endemism (K.G.A. Hamilton)
Planthoppers (Homoptera: Fulgoroidea: Delphacidae) of the Yukon (S.W. Wilson)
(Homoptera: Aphidoidea) of the Yukon (R.G. Foottit and E. Maw)
Overview of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of the Yukon (R.S. Anderson)
Beetles (Coleoptera: Trachypachidae and Carabidae) of the Yukon: Geographical
Distribution, Ecological Aspects, and Origin of the Extant Fauna (G.E. Ball and D.C.
Water Beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) of the Yukon (D.J. Larson)
(Coleoptera: Curculionoidea, excluding Scolytinae and Platypodinae) of the Yukon (R.S.
Flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) of the Yukon, With Reference to the Black-fly Fauna of
Northwestern North America (D.C. Currie)
(Diptera: Chironomidae) of the Yukon Arctic North Slope and Herschel Island (D.R.
Oliver and M.E. Dillon)
Flies (Diptera: Asilidae) of the Yukon (R.A. Cannings)
Flies (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae) of the Yukon (S.A. Marshall)
Flies (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) of the Yukon (G.C.D. Griffiths)
and Moths (Lepidoptera) of the Yukon (J.D. Lafontaine and D.M. Wood)
(Trichoptera) of the Yukon, with Analysis of the Beringian and Holarctic Species of North
America (G.B. Wiggins and C.R. Parker)
Wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) of the Yukon, Other than Formicidae (A.T.
(Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Yukon (A. Francoeur)
Fossils from the Yukon (J.V. Matthews Jr. and A. Telka)
of the Yukon: Characteristics and History (H.V. Danks, J.A. Downes, D.J. Larson and
to arthropod families