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Voshell, J. Reese
A guide to common freshwater invertebrates of North America / J. Reese Voshell, Jr. ; illustrated by Amy Bartlett Wright
Alternate Title Common freshwater invertebrates of North America
Freshwater invertebrates of North America
Blacksburg, Va. : McDonald & Woodward Pub., 2011, c2002
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QL365.4.A1 V67 2002    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Freshwater invertebrates -- North America -- Identification
Physical Description xiv, 442 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-430) and indexes
"Seventh printing February 2011"--t.p. verso
Contents What do we mean by freshwater invertebrates? -- Why study freshwater invertebrates? -- Classification of freshwater invertebrates -- Fundamentals of freshwater ecology -- Fundamentals of freshwater invertebrate biology -- How to study freshwater invertebrates -- Identification of different kinds -- QuickGuide to major groups of freshwater invertebrates -- Flatworms -- Leeches -- Aquatic earthworms -- Snails -- Mussels, clams -- Water mites -- Crustaceans -- True bugs -- Water beetles- adults -- Dragonflies, damselflies -- Stoneflies -- Mayflies -- Dobsonflies, fishflies, hellgrammites, alderflies -- Caddisflies -- Water beetles- larvae -- True flies -- References on identification of different kinds of freshwater invertebrates -- Information about different kinds -- Flatworms -- Segmented worms. Aquatic earthworms -- Leeches -- Mollusks. Snails -- Mussels, clams -- Arthropods. Water mites. Crustaceans. Aquatic sow bugs -- Scuds, sideswimmers -- Decapods -- Aquatic insects. Mayflies -- Dragonflies, damselflies -- Stoneflies -- True bugs -- Dobsonflies, fishflies, hellgrammites, alderflies -- Water beetles -- Caddisflies -- True flies -- References on information about different kinds of freshwater invertebrates
Summary Provides information about creatures that are commonly encountered in the shallows of freshwater environments and are large enough to be seen with the naked eye. One section focuses on identification and the other on additional information about the creatures. Although much is accessible to school-age students, the book has enough depth and breadth to appeal also to an adult audience, including environmental educators, anglers, and natural history aficionados

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