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Insects of the Yukon

H.V. 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.
ISBN 0-9692727-8-2.
Orders from Canada: $22.00 plus G.S.T. (shipping included)
Orders from U.S.A.: $37.00 (shipping included)
Orders from all other countries: $57.00 (shipping included)
10% discount on orders of 5 or more copies

To order please contact:
The Entomological Society of Canada 
393 Winston Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K2A 1Y8 Canada 
phone: (613) 725-2619
fax: (613) 725-9349 
email: entsoc.can@bellnet.ca

This book is also available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. You can read it or download it by chapter by chapter (see below). In order to read Acrobat files you need the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

List of contents:

Title page and Preface  

The Yukon Project of the Biological Survey of Canada (H.V. Danks) 

Introduction to the Insects of the Yukon (J.A. Downes)

Environment of the Yukon (G.G.E. Scudder)

Late Quaternary Palaeoecology of the Yukon:  A Review (C.E. Schweger)

Spiders (Araneae) of the Yukon (C.D. Dondale, J.H. Redner and Y.M. Marusik)

Oribatid Mites (Acari: Oribatida) of the Yukon (V.M. Behan-Pelletier)

Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) of the Yukon (P.P. Harper and F. Harper)

Dragonflies (Odonata) of the Yukon (S.G. Cannings and R.A. Cannings)

Stoneflies (Plecoptera) of the Yukon (K.W. Stewart and W.E. Ricker)

Orthopteroids (Orthopteroidea) of the Yukon (V.R. Vickery)

Bugs (Heteroptera) of the Yukon (G.G.E. Scudder)

Leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) of the Yukon: Dispersal and Endemism (K.G.A. Hamilton)

Delphacid Planthoppers (Homoptera: Fulgoroidea: Delphacidae) of the Yukon (S.W. Wilson)

Aphids (Homoptera: Aphidoidea) of the Yukon (R.G. Foottit and E. Maw)

An Overview of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of the Yukon (R.S. Anderson)

Ground Beetles (Coleoptera: Trachypachidae and Carabidae) of the Yukon: Geographical Distribution, Ecological Aspects, and Origin of the Extant Fauna (G.E. Ball and D.C. Currie)

Dytiscid Water Beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) of the Yukon (D.J. Larson)

Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea, excluding Scolytinae and Platypodinae) of the Yukon (R.S. Anderson)

Black Flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) of the Yukon, With Reference to the Black-fly Fauna of Northwestern North America (D.C. Currie)

Chironomids (Diptera: Chironomidae) of the Yukon Arctic North Slope and Herschel Island (D.R. Oliver and M.E. Dillon)

Robber Flies (Diptera: Asilidae) of the Yukon (R.A. Cannings)

Sphaerocerid Flies (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae) of the Yukon (S.A. Marshall)

Anthomyiid Flies (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) of the Yukon (G.C.D. Griffiths)

Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera) of the Yukon (J.D. Lafontaine and D.M. Wood)

Caddisflies (Trichoptera) of the Yukon, with Analysis of the Beringian and Holarctic Species of North America (G.B. Wiggins and C.R. Parker)

Aculeate Wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) of the Yukon, Other than Formicidae (A.T. Finnamore)

Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Yukon (A. Francoeur)

Insect Fossils from the Yukon (J.V. Matthews Jr. and A. Telka)

Insects of the Yukon: Characteristics and History (H.V. Danks, J.A. Downes, D.J. Larson and G.G.E. Scudder) 

Index to subjects

Index to arthropod families



For further information, please contact:

Biological Survey of Canada
c/o Entomological Society of Canada
393 Winston Avenue,  Ottawa, Ontario K2A 1Y8  Canada



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