Insects in Inland Water Environments

  • Tim R. New


Up to now in this book, aquatic insects have been referred to as ‘freshwater’, to distinguish them from ‘marine’. However, the descriptor ‘freshwater’, strictly, is not accurate, because many insects occur in saline aquifers, salt lakes and other non-freshwater bodies in Australia. Two examples illustrate this.


Aquatic Insect Saline Aquifer Water Beetle Aquatic Larva Lentic Environment 
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Further Reading

  1. Corbet PS (1999) Dragonflies. Behaviour and ecology of Odonata. Harley Books, Colchester (global synopsis of dragonfly evolution and biology, with much information on behaviour and adaptations to different aquatic environments)Google Scholar
  2. Gooderham J, Tsyrlin E (2002) The waterbug book: a guide to the freshwater macroinvertebrates of temperate Australia. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne (well-illustrated and informative recognition guide)Google Scholar
  3. Hawking JH, Smith FJ (1997) Colour guide to invertebrates of Australian inland waters. Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre, Albury, Identification Guide no. 8 (photographic guide to aquatic stages of insects and other invertebrates, with notes on diagnostic features, biology and distribution)Google Scholar
  4. Wiggins GB (1994) Caddisflies: the underwater architects. University of Toronto Press Inc., TorontoGoogle Scholar
  5. Williams DD, Feltmate BW (1992) Aquatic insects. CAB International, Wallngford (broad survey of biology and variety of aquatic insects)Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ZoologyLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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