Thysanoures, Dermaptères et Orthoptères de France et de la faune européenne

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THIS clearly written and well-arranged little volume forms a handy and up-to-date work of reference to the orders of insects concerned. The longest section (Part I.) is devoted to the Apterygota or, as Prof. Houlbert prefers to term them, the Thysanura. These he divides into the two sub-orders Collembola and Monomorpha (Thysanura of most authorities). It is prefaced by a general account of their structure (based largely upon the work of Willem), and there follows an exceedingly useful series of family and generic keys, along with descriptions of the various species. This section of the volume should appeal to many entomologists since it provides a readily accessible guide to the insects of those two orders. The work of Lubbock has long been out-of-date, and the student has hitherto had to rely upon various scattered memoirs (some not easily procurable) for the identification of his material. Part II. deals in a similar manner with the Dermaptera, and Part III. is devoted to the general structure and habits of the Orthoptera, descriptions of the species of the latter order being reserved for a second volume. The book is fully illustrated and has ample bibliographical references.

Thysanoures, Dermaptères et Orthoptères de France et de la faune européenne.

Prof.

C.

Houlbert

Par. (Encyclopédie scientifique: Bibliothèque de Zoologie.) Tome 1. Pp. xii + 382. (Paris: Gaston Doin, 1924.) 16 francs.

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I., A. Thysanoures, Dermaptères et Orthoptères de France et de la faune européenne . Nature 115, 80 (1925). https://doi.org/10.1038/115080b0

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