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Author Fedorenko, Dmitri N.

Title Evolution of the beetle hind wing, with special reference to folding (Insecta, Coleoptera) / by Dmitri N. Fedorenko ; edited by Sergei I. Golovatch
Published Sofia-Moscow : Pensoft, 2009
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Contents Introduction -- Material, methods and terminology -- Structure and operation of insect wings : some backgrounds. The insect wing ; The hind wing of Coleoptera -- Wing structure : basic elements and their genesis through evolution. Fore wing, or elytron ; Hind wing -- Evolution of the hind wing in Coleoptera. The main folding patterns (folding types) ; The folding apparatus ; The supporting system ; The wing as a whole -- Hind wing structure and evolution in particular beetle groups. Adephaga ; Myxophaga ; Scirtoidea ; Staphyliniformia s.l. ; Elateriformia s. str. ; The cucujiform wing -- Morphological evolution of the beetle hind wing and the phylogeny of Coleoptera. Relationships of individual beetle taxa based on hind wing structure
Summary The present monograph is a highly original and thorough attempt at revising the wing structure of the beetles, with special emphasis placed not only on the venation patterns observed, but also on folding. Combined, all of these patterns are critically re-evaluated to provide new, highly unorthodox insights in beetle evolution. The work is also abundantly illustrated by original drawings showing all the necessary details of beetle wing structure, including shape, venation, sclerotization and folding patterns. The present monograph is indispensable for students in beetle taxonomy, evolution and palaeontology. Dr. Dmitri Fedorenko, born 1962, is Senior Scientist at the Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. His main interests lie in the taxonomy, ecology, geography and evolution of the beetles, the ground-beetles in particular. He is the author of more than 40 scientific papers, including the monograph "Reclassification of world Dyschiriini, with a revision of the Palearctic fauna (Coleoptera, Carabidae)", Moscow-Sofia-St. Petersburg: Pensoft Publishers, 1996
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Subject Beetles -- Anatomy.
Beetles -- Evolution.
Beetles -- Morphology.
Beetles.
Wings (Anatomy)
Form Electronic book
Author Golovatch, Serguei Ilich.
ISBN 1283005905
9546424951 (electronic bk.)
9781283005906
9789546424952 (electronic bk.)