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The Fauna of India and The Adjacent Countries Diptera: Chloropidae (Volume IX, Part 1)

P.T. Cherian (Author)
Synopsis Chloropidae ("green eyed flies") is one of the medium-sized families of Acalypterate Diptera. Though many of them are harmless, some like the eye flies of the orient and eye-gnats of the New World are vectors of certain eye diseases. The fritflies and wheat stem-maggots destroy agricultural crops. More than 2100 species under 155 genera are so far known from the world of which 150 species and 55 genera are known from India. In this part, out of the four subfamilies of Chloropidae, two, Siphonellopsinae and Rhodesiellinae have been dealt with. Half of the species described in this volume represent new taxa.
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About the author

P.T. Cherian

Dr. P.T. Cherian has been engaged in research on the biosystematics of Chloropidae for more than three decades. He has also done work on other families of Diptera and a few other faunal groups. Besides, he has carried out E.I.A. studies on many hydel and irrigation projects. He is the President of the Indian Academy of Entomology, a member of the Programme Advisory Committees of the Ministries of Environment & Forests and Science and Technology, govt. of India and a few research institutions. At present he is an additional Director in the Zoological Survey of India.

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Title The Fauna of India and The Adjacent Countries Diptera: Chloropidae (Volume IX, Part 1)
Author P.T. Cherian
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185874603
length xvi+368p., Figures; References; Index; 25cm.