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Wading for bugs; exploring streams with the experts.


Wading for bugs; exploring streams with the experts.

Ed. by Judith L. Li and Michael T. Barbour.

Oregon State U. Press


160 pages




Aquatic entomologists recount their adventures, misfortunes, and surprises as they have looked for details about insects that live in streams across North America. Some of the stories are fictional, but the biology is sound. Each section begins with an overview of the order it covers. The topics include the ghost mayfly, returning Salmonflies to the Logan River, the mystery of the spine-adorned caddisfly, encounter with Arctic black flies, a dragonfly hanging from a leaf, and in defense of whirligig beetles. Older children and young adults, as well as more general readers will find the stories fun and the science informative.

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Date:Feb 1, 2012
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