Chapter 7. Insect Biodiversity in the Palearctic Region

  1. Robert G. Foottit3 and
  2. Peter H. Adler4
  1. Alexander S. Konstantinov1,
  2. Boris A. Korotyaev2 and
  3. Mark G. Volkovitsh2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308211.ch7

Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society

Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society

How to Cite

Konstantinov, A. S., Korotyaev, B. A. and Volkovitsh, M. G. (2009) Insect Biodiversity in the Palearctic Region, in Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society (eds R. G. Foottit and P. H. Adler), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308211.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Environmental Health National Program (Biodiversity), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, K. W. Neatby Bldg., 960 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6, Canada

  2. 4

    Department of Entomology, Soils & Plant Sciences, Clemson University, Box 340315, 114 Long Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0315, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Systematic Entomology Laboratory, PSI, Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Smithsonian Institution, P. O. Box 37012, National Museum of Natural History, Rm. CE-709, MRC–168, Washington, DC 20560-0168, USA

  2. 2

    Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab. 1, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151429

Online ISBN: 9781444308211



  • insect biodiversity in palearctic region;
  • palearctic region - occupying cold, temperate, and subtropical regions of Eurasia and Africa north of Sahara Desert;
  • insect biodiversity in palearctic - diverse climatic and geographic conditions exhibiting zonality;
  • biodiversity of insect groups in palearctic;
  • insect biodiversity and habitats;
  • insect biodiversity and palearctic mountains;
  • insect communities of Wrangel Island, north of Chukchi Peninsula;
  • Nemoral European and Stenopean forests;
  • Scythian (Steppe) Region - genuine steppe landscape lacking forests;
  • two special faunistic surveys of Coleoptera - in palearctic deserts


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Geographic Position, Climate, and Zonality

  • General Features of Insect Biodiversity

  • Notes on Biodiversity of Some Insect Groups in the Palearctic

  • Biodiversity of Insect Herbivores

  • Boundaries and Insect Biodiversity

  • Local Biodiversity

  • Insect Biodiversity and Habitats

  • Insect Biodiversity and Palearctic Mountains

  • Insect Biodiversity in Major Biogeographical Divisions of the Palearctic

  • Acknowledgments

  • References