The Frit Flies (Chloropidae, Diptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark is written by two leading experts on this large and difficult group of small to minute flies, Dr Emilia P. Nartshuk, Zoological Institute Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, Russia, & Dr Hugo Andersson (deceased in 2008), Zoological Institute, Lund University, Sweden. The book covers the North European fauna of frit flies that totals 209 species in 48 genera including 11 species and 1 genus described as new to science. Several species are economically important as notorial pests of cereals and fodder grasses.
This is the first comprehensive treatment ever of the entire North European fauna of frit flies. It primarily facilitates species identification, but further summarizes existing knowledge about nomenclature, biology, faunistics and literature. Keys are given to subfamilies, genera and species for the adults and for the known larvae to genus or even species level. The text is supplemented with numerous illustrations of characters of diagnostic importance. Species distributions in the Nordic countries are detailed in a catalogue.
Dr Emilia P. Nartshuk, Zoological Institute Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, Russia, & Dr Hugo Andersson (deceased in 2008), Zoological Institute, Lund University, Sweden
"Emilia P. Nartshuk and the late Hugo Andersson, two well respected specialists on Chloropidae (Diptera, Acalyptrata), wrote this very interesting and popular publication about a relatively little known group of flies. It is an important source of information not only for the general public but also for entomologists who are not specialists on this family. The book can be divided into three main parts. The first informs readers of previous studies on Chloropidae in Fennoscandia and Denmark, collecting methods, preparation and preservation, and also describes the morphology and anatomy of adults and preimaginal stages. Many illustrations complement the text" - Š. Kubík,
Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, in:
European Journal of Entomology vol.111 no. 2
List of new taxa and nomenclatorial changes
Material and acknowledgements
Historical review of studies of Chloropidae in Fennoscandia and Denmark
Methods of collecting, preparing and preserving
Morphology, diagnostic characters and anatomy
Bionomics and ecology
Distribution and zoogeography
Review of genera and species
Apart from entomologists interested in taxonomy and faunistics of Diptera, the present volume is of obvious relevance to a much wider audience of people interested in biological and agricultural disciplines. These obviously include biodiversity, but also aspects of community ecology, conservation and natural resources, grasslands and cereal crops management, and insect pests.