Cistula Entomologica Volume 1

Cistula Entomologica Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...this tribe, each of which passes the whole of its existence, except the latter end, in another living insect, are more interesting than the habits of most other tribes, and a notice of their history, which is comparatively simple and limited, may suitably precede the history of the parasitic Hymenoptera, which is very extensive, and complicated, and difficult to understand. In the Northern Hemisphere their habitation maybe divided into three principal regions, in each of which they have passed to and fro; America, Africa, and part of Europe, and Asia including the rest of Europe, and this last region should be especially studied as it includes the British Isles. A survey of the country may give some indications of the track in their Sittings and migrations, swift or slow, according-to the helps or hindrances which occurred to them. These indications only refer to the last advance through Asia to Europe; darkness hides all knowledge of their earlier transition, and the darkness doubles each time in the endeavour to retrace their preceding passages to and fro, as the change of climate impelled them. After the last glacial epoch twilight reveals part of their course and fancy may represent the rest. They may be believed to have ascended from the tropical regions in south-eastern Asia to northern Asia and thence to Europe and to have established stations; in these some kinds wholly stopped, others stopped in part and proceeded in part, and others wholly proceeded, and thus the geographical distribution was effected. The Diptera in general by their facility of flitting, and of quick increase, and of appropriating various states of plants.and animals are likely to be comparatively the first insect population in a country which begins to afford more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236616324
  • 9781236616326