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Wading for Bugs
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In Wading for Bugs, nearly two dozen aquatic biologists share their memorable encounters with stream insects.

The contributors, based primarily in North America, work in diverse environments—from arctic to desert, from mountain streams to river valleys. They represent a wide range of expertise as authors of standard field texts, leaders in biomonitoring and assessment programs, directors of major laboratories, and specialists in aquatic ecology and taxonomy.

The writings in Wading for Bugs allow readers to experience—through the eyes of the scientists—what it’s like to study stream insects and to make discoveries that could help develop biological indicators for stream health. General summaries introduce each insect order. Elegant insect drawings accompany each story, along with morphological, life history, and habitat information for each species or family.

Wading for Bugs will appeal to general readers as well as students, naturalists, and fisherfolk curious about streams and the insects that live in them.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vi-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xii-xiv
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  1. Part I: Mayflies in the Mist
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. 1. The Ghost Mayfly
  2. pp. 4-10
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  1. 2. Emergence of a Mayfly: Nuisance or Blessing?
  2. pp. 11-14
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  1. 3. Mayflies and Fly Fishing at the Forks of the Credit
  2. pp. 15-21
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  1. Part II: Stonefly Recoveries
  2. pp. 22-24
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  1. 4. A Cosmic Stonefly: Rediscovering Tallaperia
  2. pp. 25-28
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  1. 5. Returning Salmonflies to the Logan River
  2. pp. 29-33
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  1. Part III: Sleuthing for Caddis
  2. pp. 34-36
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  1. 6. A Case that Glitters
  2. pp. 37-41
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  1. 7. Life in a Cornucopia
  2. pp. 42-47
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  1. 8. Mystery of the Spine-Adorned Caddisfly
  2. pp. 48-51
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  1. 9. Dicos for Ducks
  2. pp. 52-56
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  1. 10. Digging in a Ditch for Caddis
  2. pp. 57-60
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  1. 11. A Criminal "Case" Made with Caddisflies
  2. pp. 61-64
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  1. Part IV: Truly Flies
  2. pp. 65-67
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  1. 12. Encounter with Arctic Black Flies
  2. pp. 68-73
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  1. 13. Hanging on in the Alpine Tundra
  2. pp. 74-78
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  1. 14. Making the Case for an Aquatic Insect and Its Habitat
  2. pp. 79-82
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  1. 15. Way Cool Mountain Midges
  2. pp. 83-88
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  1. 16. Marine Sea Stars, Nudibranchs, and Midges
  2. pp. 89-93
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  1. 17. The Phantom Midges of Silver Lake
  2. pp. 94-99
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  1. Part V: Dragonfly Detectives
  2. pp. 100-102
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  1. 18. Hanging from a Leaf
  2. pp. 103-107
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  1. 19. Tracking the River Cruiser
  2. pp. 108-111
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  1. Part VI: Bugs and Beetles on Their Best Behavior
  2. pp. 112-116
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  1. 20. In Defense of Whirligig Beetles
  2. pp. 117-122
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  1. 21. The Bugs Famously Known as Ferocious Water Bugs, Giant Water Bugs, and Toe Biters
  2. pp. 123-126
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  1. 22. Riding the Current for the Riverine Backswimmer
  2. pp. 127-131
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  1. 23. Secrets of an Infrequent Flyer
  2. pp. 132-136
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  1. Anatomy of a Mayfly
  2. p. 137
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  1. Biological Assessment: Using Biological Indicators to Evaluate the Health of a Waterbody
  2. pp. 138-141
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 142-144
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  1. Useful References
  2. pp. 145-146
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 147-154
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 155-160
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