Me Alpine, J. F., Peterson, B. V., Shewell, G.E., Teskey, H. J., Vockeroth, J. R. & Wood, D. M. (editors): Manual of Nearctic Diptera, vol. 1. 1981. — Agriculture Canada Monograph No. 27, Cat. No. A54+3/27E.- 674 sid., 2026 fig., Can. doll. 48:-. (Canadian Government Publishing Centre, Supply and Services Canada, Hull, Quebec K1A OS9, Canada)

Me Alpine, J. F., Peterson, B. V., Shewell, G.E., Teskey, H. J., Vockeroth, J. R. & Wood, D. M.... Book review Me Alpine, J. F., Peterson, B. V., Shewell, G.E., Tes- key, H. J., Vockeroth, J. R. & Wood, D. M. (editors): Manual of Nearctic Diptera, vol. 1. 1981. � Agriculture Canada Monograph No. 27, Cat. No. A54+3/27E. - 674 sid., 2026 fig., Can. doll. 48:-. (Canadian Government Publishing Centre, Supply and Services Canada, Hull, Quebec K1A OS9, Canada). Manual of Nearctic Diptera will be published in two volumes. 52 specialists from various parts of the world will be responsible for the presenta- tion of the 108 families and 2150 genera occurring in Canada, U.S.A., Greenland and Bermuda. The work is richly illustrated with superb figures drawn by the skilful artist Ralph Idema. In vol. I we find a comprehensive chapter on Morphology and terminology, adults, by J. F. McAlpine. The terminology is modern and there- fore differs substantially from that of most older taxonomic works on Diptera, but numerous sy- nonyms will help to identify the old terms. It would be desirable if the terminology of the book could be accepted by all taxonomists, resulting in a deminishing of the existing confusion. This will surely not be the immediate result because of the present disagreement about the homolo- gies of the male genitalia of the Cyclorrhapha, the epandrial and periandrial theories, and the fact that McAlpine accepts a further theory ad- vanced by Hennig (see: Griffiths, Bull. Ent. Soc. Canada 13: 49-55, 1981 ). A corresponding chap- ter on the Morphology and terminology, larvae, is written by H. J. Teskey. Then follows key to families, adults and larvae, and chapters on 24 nematocerous and 19 brachycerous (Orthorrha- pha) families. The chapters on the families contain descrip- tions of the particularities of the families, mor- phology of adults, larvae and pupae, biology, behaviour, classification and distribution, key to the genera, adults and, if opossible, larvae and pupae, and references. The chapters are well illustrated, especially to make it easy to use the keys. The used classification is largely conservative with such unnatural groupings as Acalyptratae and Calyptratae and does not reflect the most recent phylogenetic classifications. Volume 2 will treat the 65 families of Brachy- cera Cyclorrhapha as well as evolution, phylo- geny, habits and environment. The Manual is an inspiring product, useful for the specialist, indispensable for the younger di- pterist and valuable as a handbook on Diptera for all institutions and biologists in general. Hugo Andersson http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Insect Systematics & Evolution Brill

Me Alpine, J. F., Peterson, B. V., Shewell, G.E., Teskey, H. J., Vockeroth, J. R. & Wood, D. M. (editors): Manual of Nearctic Diptera, vol. 1. 1981. — Agriculture Canada Monograph No. 27, Cat. No. A54+3/27E.- 674 sid., 2026 fig., Can. doll. 48:-. (Canadian Government Publishing Centre, Supply and Services Canada, Hull, Quebec K1A OS9, Canada)

Insect Systematics & Evolution, Volume 14 (2): 195 – Jan 1, 1983
Free
1 page

Loading next page...
1 Page
 
/lp/brill/me-alpine-j-f-peterson-b-v-shewell-g-e-teskey-h-j-vockeroth-j-r-wood-d-83ScN1WzRi
Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 1983 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1399-560X
eISSN
1876-312X
D.O.I.
10.1163/187631283X00074
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Book review Me Alpine, J. F., Peterson, B. V., Shewell, G.E., Tes- key, H. J., Vockeroth, J. R. & Wood, D. M. (editors): Manual of Nearctic Diptera, vol. 1. 1981. � Agriculture Canada Monograph No. 27, Cat. No. A54+3/27E. - 674 sid., 2026 fig., Can. doll. 48:-. (Canadian Government Publishing Centre, Supply and Services Canada, Hull, Quebec K1A OS9, Canada). Manual of Nearctic Diptera will be published in two volumes. 52 specialists from various parts of the world will be responsible for the presenta- tion of the 108 families and 2150 genera occurring in Canada, U.S.A., Greenland and Bermuda. The work is richly illustrated with superb figures drawn by the skilful artist Ralph Idema. In vol. I we find a comprehensive chapter on Morphology and terminology, adults, by J. F. McAlpine. The terminology is modern and there- fore differs substantially from that of most older taxonomic works on Diptera, but numerous sy- nonyms will help to identify the old terms. It would be desirable if the terminology of the book could be accepted by all taxonomists, resulting in a deminishing of the existing confusion. This will surely not be the immediate result because of the present disagreement about the homolo- gies of the male genitalia of the Cyclorrhapha, the epandrial and periandrial theories, and the fact that McAlpine accepts a further theory ad- vanced by Hennig (see: Griffiths, Bull. Ent. Soc. Canada 13: 49-55, 1981 ). A corresponding chap- ter on the Morphology and terminology, larvae, is written by H. J. Teskey. Then follows key to families, adults and larvae, and chapters on 24 nematocerous and 19 brachycerous (Orthorrha- pha) families. The chapters on the families contain descrip- tions of the particularities of the families, mor- phology of adults, larvae and pupae, biology, behaviour, classification and distribution, key to the genera, adults and, if opossible, larvae and pupae, and references. The chapters are well illustrated, especially to make it easy to use the keys. The used classification is largely conservative with such unnatural groupings as Acalyptratae and Calyptratae and does not reflect the most recent phylogenetic classifications. Volume 2 will treat the 65 families of Brachy- cera Cyclorrhapha as well as evolution, phylo- geny, habits and environment. The Manual is an inspiring product, useful for the specialist, indispensable for the younger di- pterist and valuable as a handbook on Diptera for all institutions and biologists in general. Hugo Andersson

Journal

Insect Systematics & EvolutionBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1983

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off