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    Mamai, Wadaka Mouline, Karine Parvy, Jean-Philippe Le Lannic, Jo Dabiré, Kounbobr Roch Ouédraogo, Georges Anicet Renault, David and Simard, Frederic 2016. Morphological changes in the spiracles of Anopheles gambiae s.l (Diptera) as a response to the dry season conditions in Burkina Faso (West Africa). Parasites & Vectors, Vol. 9, Issue. 1,

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    Peterson, Julie A. Obrycki, John J. and Harwood, James D. 2016. Spiders from multiple functional guilds are exposed to Bt-endotoxins in transgenic corn fields via prey and pollen consumption. Biocontrol Science and Technology, Vol. 26, Issue. 9, p. 1230.

    Simaiakis, Stylianos Michail Strona, Giovanni and McGeoch, Melodie 2015. Patterns and processes in the distribution of European centipedes (Chilopoda). Journal of Biogeography, Vol. 42, Issue. 6, p. 1018.

    Lacasella, Federica Zapparoli, Marzio R. Leather, Simon and Dennis, Peter 2015. Effects of grasslands and conifer reforestations on centipedes (Chilopoda): barriers, semi-permeable matrices or secondary habitats?. Insect Conservation and Diversity, Vol. 8, Issue. 6, p. 525.

    Stoev, Pavel Akkari, Nesrine Komericki, Ana Edgecombe, Gregory and Bonato, Lucio 2015. At the end of the rope: Geophilus hadesi sp. n. – the world’s deepest cave-dwelling centipede (Chilopoda, Geophilomorpha, Geophilidae). ZooKeys, Vol. 510, Issue. , p. 95.

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    Kronmüller, Christian and Lewis, John G.J. 2015. On the function of the ultimate legs of some Scolopendridae (Chilopoda, Scolopendromorpha). ZooKeys, Vol. 510, Issue. , p. 269.

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    Napierała, Agnieszka Książkiewicz, Zofia Leśniewska, Małgorzata Gwiazdowicz, Dariusz J. Mądra, Anna and Błoszyk, Jerzy 2015. Phoretic relationships between uropodid mites (Acari: Mesostigmata) and centipedes (Chilopoda) in urban agglomeration areas. International Journal of Acarology, Vol. 41, Issue. 4, p. 250.

    Eitzinger, B. Unger, E. M. Traugott, M. and Scheu, S. 2014. Effects of prey quality and predator body size on prey DNA detection success in a centipede predator. Molecular Ecology, Vol. 23, Issue. 15, p. 3767.


Book description

This is a comprehensive account of centipede biology providing a critical review of the work covering anatomy, behaviour, reproduction and life history, predators and parasites, physiology, ecology and taxonomy. It is an important source-book of particular value to scientists working directly with this group and to soil ecologists and those more generally interested in arthropods, arthropod affinities and their evolution. This is a book from an internationally respected scientist and includes many first-hand accounts of his own work both on temperate and tropical species.


'…the beginner and even the advanced student of centipedes may be well advised to purchase this successful introduction. … More than 560 citations are included, which cover not only English-written studies, but also many written in German, French etc. Thus, the booklet helps the reader not familiar with these languages to learn about valuable results of articles going back to the century before last…'

Hartmut Greven - Heinrich-Heine-Universitat-Dusseldorf

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