Aquatic Insects

Behavior and Ecology

  • Kleber Del-Claro
  • Rhainer Guillermo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ricardo Koroiva, Mateus Pepinelli
    Pages 11-33
  3. Michael L. May
    Pages 35-73
  4. Vinicius Marques Lopez, Aurélio Fajar Tonetto, Ricardo Cardoso Leite, Rhainer Guillermo
    Pages 75-94
  5. Gabriela C. Mendes, Guilherme Gonzaga da Silva, Leonardo Samuel Ricioli, Rhainer Guillermo
    Pages 95-116
  6. J. Manuel Tierno de Figueroa, Julio M. Luzón-Ortega, Manuel Jesús López-Rodríguez
    Pages 117-137
  7. Manuela Rebora, Gianandrea Salerno, Silvana Piersanti
    Pages 139-166
  8. Gregory F. Grether
    Pages 167-189
  9. Konrad Dettner
    Pages 191-262
  10. Diogo Silva Vilela, Iago Sanmartín-Villar
    Pages 263-293
  11. Adolfo Cordero-Rivera, Anais Rivas-Torres
    Pages 295-320
  12. Shin-ya Ohba, José Ricardo I. Ribeiro, Melania Santer
    Pages 321-340
  13. Iasmim De-Freitas, Julia De Agostini, Vanessa Stefani
    Pages 341-347
  14. Javier Muzón, Lía S. Ramos, Alejandro del Palacio
    Pages 349-364
  15. Fabio de Oliveira Roque, Francisco Valente-Neto, Marciel Elio Rodrigues, Francine Novais Souza, Davidson Gomes Nogueira, Ana Cláudia Piovezan-Borges et al.
    Pages 365-380
  16. Drielly da Silveira Queiroga, Renan Fernandes Moura, Jessica Ware
    Pages 381-399
  17. Stanislav N. Gorb, Elena V. Gorb
    Pages 401-426
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 427-438

About this book


This book presents a broad view of the ecology and behavior of aquatic insects, raising awareness of this conspicuous and yet little known fauna that inhabits inland waterbodies such as rivers, lakes and streams, and is particularly abundant and diverse in tropical ecosystems. The chapters address topics such as distribution, dispersal, territoriality, mating behavior, parental care and the role of sensory systems in the response to external and internal cues. In the context of ecology, it discusses aquatic insects as bio indicators that may be used to assess environmental disturbances, either in protected or urban areas, and provides insights into how genetic connectivity can support the development of novel conservation strategies. It also explores how aquatic insects can inspire solutions for various problems faced by modern society, presenting examples in the fields of material science, optics, sensorics and robotics.


aquatic entomology freshwater ecology limnology animal behavior water striders dragonflies diving beetles stoneflies mayflies water bugs

Editors and affiliations

  • Kleber Del-Claro
    • 1
  • Rhainer Guillermo
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of BiologyFederal University of Uberlandia, UFUUberlândiaBrazil
  2. 2.Federal University of São Carlos, UFSCarSão CarlosBrazil

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