Item description for The Drosophilidae (Diptera) of Fennoscandia (Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica) by Gerhard Bachli, Carlos R. Vilela & Stefan Andersson Escher...
Many species of Drosophila are very important laboratory animals in almost all fields of biological research, because of the ease of culturing on artificial media as well as of their rapid rate of development. Also the study of natural populations, including their living conditions, has become more and more important.
The Drosophilidae (Diptera) of Fennoscandia gives a detailed account of the taxonomy, identification, distribution, and biology of 17 genera and 128 species of West European Drosophilidae. Full descriptions and standardized illustrations of the terminalia are provided for 80 North European species.
The aims of this books is to faciliate field work by providing identification keys and by giving hints for further studies on biology, distribution and other aspects of drosophilids.
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More than Fennoscandia Mar 21, 2006
The book is much more than the title suggests. It is a very valuable entry point for the whole Drosophilidae family (not only for the flies of Fennoscandia and Denmark). I am interested in non-Drosophila Drosophilids, and I found specially useful the comments about the habitats, food preferences etc of the diverse genera and individual species. The brief descriptions of the other genera are also very valuable. I hope the authors continue the work, and cover the Drosophilidae of other regions.