Ecological Strategies of Aquatic Insects

1st Edition

Charles W. Heckman

CRC Press
Published June 11, 2018
Reference - 346 Pages - 13 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498719223 - CAT# K25490


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Describes habits and habitats of rare aquatic insect species.

Illustrates unusual habits designed to utilize aquatic habitats.

Groups aquatic insects according to their ecological characteristics, and provides lists of species belonging to each group.

Provides valuable information about adaptations of insects that are still poorly known.

Acquaints readers with little-known insect species that have adapted themselves to life as well as places avoided by most insects.


This book recounts the habits of many interesting and unusual exceptions to the rule that insects are typically terrestrial forms of life. It examines the different ways that groups of species have developed modes of existence in or on the surface of water, and gives reasons why the gross morphology of insects is not favorable for life in or near bodies of water, such as wings that fail to function after coming into contact with water, rendering them useless.