EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 1998 Num. article: 1998/98

Contributions to a Manual of Palaearctic Diptera

The first volume of a series of three books entitled ‘Contributions to a Manual of Palaearctic Diptera’ edited by L. Papp and B. Darvas has just been published (592 pp). The three volumes will present the current knowledge on morphology, physiology, genetics, ecology and economic impact of Diptera. The genera and species included are those which have a significant importance as model organisms in genetics, as plant pests or beneficial organisms in agriculture, and as vectors of animal and human diseases. Morphological keys (with many figures) for adults and larvae are given.
Volume 2 on Nematocera and Lower Brachycera has just been published and contains chapters on 38 dipterous families prepared by 23 specialists from 12 countries. Volume 1 will concern general and applied dipterology and is expected in 1998. Volume 3 will present the Higher Brachycera and will be published in 1999.

Orders should be sent to:
E.W. Classey Ltd.
Natural history Publisher ; Bookseller
Oxford House, 6 Marlborough Street, Faringdon, Oxon SN7 7JP, UK
Fax: +44 1367 244800
E-mail: bugbooks@classey.demon.co.uk


EPPO Secretariat, 1998-02.