Chapter 8. Biodiversity of Aquatic Insects

  1. Robert G. Foottit1 and
  2. Peter H. Adler2
  1. John C. Morse

Published Online: 30 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308211.ch8

Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society

Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society

How to Cite

Morse, J. C. (2009) Biodiversity of Aquatic Insects, in Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society (eds R. G. Foottit and P. H. Adler), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308211.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

Author Information

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

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151429

Online ISBN: 9781444308211

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Keywords:

  • insect biodiversity - taxon examples;
  • biodiversity concerns for aquatic insects;
  • Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) - Mayflies occurring globally in lotic and lentic habitats;
  • dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata);
  • grasshoppers and crickets (Orthoptera);
  • nerve-winged insects (Neuroptera);
  • hellgrammites and alderflies (Megaloptera) and scorpionflies (Mecoptera);
  • societal benefits of aquatic insect diversity in fishing;
  • societal benefits of aquatic insect diversity in food webs;
  • societal benefits of aquatic insect diversity in biomonitoring

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview of Taxa

  • Species Numbers

  • Societal Benefits and Risks

  • Biodiversity Concerns for Aquatic Insects

  • References