The Natural History of Hoverflies
Hoverflies are valuable insects, and particularly over the last two decades they have started to impact on a wider range of people than just specialists. Hoverflies are known and recognised not just for their striking colours, remarkable hovering behaviour and flower visiting habits, but also because of their roles in providing ecological, environmental and economic services.
Hoverfly research has undergone a renaissance over the past 20 years, and this title provides information on their role as a beneficial insect, both economically and environmentally. Chapters cover adults, form and function, populations and life cycles, habitats and communities, flowers and pollination and much more.