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Myriapods are the only major zoological group for which a modern encyclopedic treatment has never been produced. In particular, this was the single major gap in the largest zoological treatise of the XIX century (Grassé’s Traité de Zoologie), whose publication has recently been stopped. The two volumes of “The Myriapoda” fill that gap with an updated treatment in the English language.

Volume I opens with an introductory treatment of myriapod affinities and phylogeny. The following chapters are mostly devoted to the Chilopoda or centipedes, extensively treated from the point of view of external and internal morphology, physiology, reproduction, development, distribution, ecology, phylogeny and taxonomy. All currently recognized suprageneric and generic taxa are considered. Additional chapters deal with the two smaller myriapod classes, the Symphyla and the Pauropoda.

Volume II deals with the Diplopoda or millipedes. As in the previous volume, the treatment is articulated in chapters dealing with external and internal morphology, physiology, reproduction, development, distribution, ecology, phylogeny and taxonomy. All currently recognized suprageneric taxa and a very large selection of the genera are considered.

All groups and features are extensively illustrated by line drawings and micrographs and living specimens of representative species of the main groups are presented in color photographs.
The Palaearctic Lepidoptera series aims to cover all Palaearctic species of a subfamily, a family or perhaps several families. Each volume will cover systematics of all species of a group or groups dealt with and should make it possible to identify all species. All volumes include high-quality color plates with individual species variety with females and males illustrated. Genitalia photographs and or line drawings as well as distribution maps are included.
This first volume in the bi-lingual handbook The Auchenorrhyncha of Central Europe / Die Zikaden Mitteleuropas (to be published in 3 volumes) is an essential and highly valuable addition to the literature available in this field since the last keys published date from 1935 (Haupt) and 1896 (Melichar) respectively.
These insects are a very important group: in grassland ecosystems they are one of the most abundant and diverse groups. They are collected in enormous numbers in every entomo-ecological project and are also important from a phytopathological point of view, since many species are virus vectors and/or damage crops as well as various herbs and ornamental trees and shrubs.
Simple keys allow an easy identification to the 250 species treated from Central Europe, Northern Europe and the UK. More than 250 drawings as well as 250 distribution maps are included. Almost all species are figured in (700) colour photographs. In addition, information on taxonomy, host plants, habitats, phenology, distribution and economic importance are given.
Planthoppers and leafhoppers are among the most abundant and diverse taxa in terrestrial ecosystems. Therefore, this first volume of the handbook will be a very important reference tool, not only for entomologists but for everyone working in the fields of ecology, applied zoology and nature conservation.
The Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera comprises eight book volumes covering the about 100,000 species of Coleoptera known to occur in the Palaearctic Region. The catalogue is a collective work of about one hundred coleopterists from Europe, Japan, America and Australia.

For each species the following information is provided:
• Primary taxonomic information of all available names in the genus and species levels.
• The taxonomic information below subfamily, organized alphabetically.
• The type species of genera and subgenera, incl. synonyms.
• The area covered also includes the Arabian Peninsula, Himalayas and China.
• The distributional data of species and subspecies is given per country.
• Detailed distributional information for strict endemics is given.
• Introduced species are indicated.

Publication dates:
CPC 1 Archostemata-Myxophaga-Adephaga (2003) --> REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION published in October 2017
CPC 2 Hydrophiloidea - Staphylinoidea (2 vols) --> REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION published in August 2015
CPC 3 Scarabaeoidea, Scirtoidea, Dascilloidea, Buprestoidea and Byrrhoidea (2006) --> REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION published in June 2016
CPC 4 Elateroidea, Derodontoidea, Bostrichoidea, Lymexyloidea, Cleroidea and Cucujoidea (2007)
CPC 5 Tenebrionoidea (2008)
CPC 6 Chrysomeloidea (2010)
CPC 7 Curculionoidea I (2011)
CPC 8 Curculionoidea II (2013)
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The geographical area covered will be the whole of the geographical Europe. Each volume will illustrate the adults of all species in photographical colour plates of the best quality. Sexual dimorphism as well as polymorphism will be illustrated and if possible all subspecies too. Most species will be shown in natural size, but larger groups of small species such as the genera Idaea and Eupithecia will be shown enlarged.
Each species will be treated using the following format:
• Full name; original reference to all available nominal names (valid names and synonyms).
• Diagnosis based on external features, including detail figures where necessary.
• Male and female genitalia of all species with line drawings or photographs.
• Distribution: a summary of the European distribution and also of distribution outside the area treated. This paragraph is completed with a map of the European distribution.
• Phenology with detailed information about flight period or periods, if possible with reference to various parts of the distribution area. Further also information about how the species hibernates is provided.
• Biology including hostplant(s).
• Habitat including the altitude of occurence.
• Similar species with the differences clearly pointed out. This paragraph may be completed with text figures.
• Remarks on information that does not fit into any of the other paragraphs.

The Geometrid Moths of Europe is intended for both professional and amateur entomologists. Among the European geometrid moths are a number of serious pest species, especially to forestry, and the series will therefore also be an important tool in future pest management, hopefully especially in the biological pest management.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by email to the publisher Stefan Einarson or to the series editor Dr. Axel Hausmann of the Lepidoptera Section of the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology. For information on how to submit a book proposal, please consult the Brill Author Guide.
Insect species may make up five or ten times the number of all other plant and animal species combined, and as such they represent one of the major challenges in biosystematic science and the most basic prerequisite for its understanding and conservation is inventory. Therefore, the World Catalogue of Insects book series was launched with the aim of compiling global, authoritative catalogues of monophyletic insect taxa.

Volumes in this series will at least contain standard nomenclatural information on all names pertaining to the taxon treated, including type locality and distribution to the extent this is relevant. Additional information is optional, e. g. location, status and condition of types; biology; bibliographical information; pest status; vector status; etc. For each volume, the taxon is presented in a short introduction, eventually with some illustrations. This includes a brief diagnosis; outline of possible phylogenetic relationships with most important apomorphic character status; general biology; agricultural, medical, veterinary, conservational or other importance.

With the World Catalogue of Insects series, we aim to offer a platform for publishing future insect catalogues as it has often proved to be difficult to find suitable publishing opportunities and in this way to encourage and attract entomologists currently preparing catalogue manuscripts.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by email to the publisher Stefan Einarson. For information on how to submit a book proposal, please consult the Brill Author Guide.
A series intended to be a tool for identifying the European micro-moths. Each volume will treat a systematic unit comprising about 100-300 species. This will usually mean a family or subfamily, but it can also be a single large genus, or a group of smaller families. Small and systematically unrelated groups may also be collected in one volume. The geographical area covered will be Europe west of the former U.S.S.R., and include the Baltic countries. Authors may also include the adjacent parts of the western Palaearctic Region, i.e. Macaronesia, North Africa, Cyprus, Turkey, the European part of the former U.S.S.R., as well as Transcaucasia. Each volume will illustrate the adults of all species in full colour, either by colour photographs or water-colours. Sexual dimorphism and extensive polymorphism will also be illustrated. All species, except the largest, will be shown enlarged.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by email to the publisher Stefan Einarson. For information on how to submit a book proposal, please consult the Brill Author Guide.
Scholarly studies of individual species and families of insects from different regions of the world.
Each volume in the very well known series The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland contains special introductory chapters on important aspects of the study of British Lepidoptera; keys to families and species; a systematic section consisting of a full description, details of the life history, and a distribution map for each species, as well as structural drawings where necessary. In addition, all species and significant variants are illustrated in colour.
This series provides authoritative identification manuals of insects (and other terrestrial arthropods) of North Western Europe for a wide circle of users: ecologists, conservationists, biologists involved in fauna inventorying and monitoring, as well as insect collectors. The scope of individual volumes varies, reflecting different needs in the treatment of different groups. The geographical coverage focuses on Fennoscandia and Denmark, with some volumes treating more extensive parts of Europe.

All contributions are written in English. In addition to identification keys and descriptions, the volumes provide information on biology and distribution of the taxa treated. Strong emphasis is laid on illustrations, with most volumes providing numerous 'whole animal habitus' illustrations (frequently in colour) in addition to figures of diagnostic structural details.