By Richard E. White
Precise descriptions of insect orders, households, and lots of person species are illustrated with 1,300 drawings and 142 remarkable colour work. Illustrations - which use the original Peterson id method to tell apart one insect from one other - contain measurement strains to teach the particular size of every insect. A invaluable thesaurus explains the technical phrases of insect anatomy.
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All species discussed here have one left and one right marginal row (Fig. 2a, 3a, 4a), except for the marine Spiroamphisiella hembergeri, which has two right marginal rows (Fig. 27a, d, g, 29d). Marginal rows are true cirral rows because all cirri originate from the same anlage. The right marginal row often commences near the distal end of the adoral zone; in some species it is distinctly shortened anteriorly or it extends onto the dorsolateral surface. The left row usually begins left of the proximal portion of the adoral zone.
Kahl 1932, Curds & Wu 1983, Foissner et al. 1991, Fernández-Galiano & Calvo 1992, Song & Packroff 1993, Song et al. 2007). The last common ancestor of the Stylonychinae again evolved a large adoral zone usually occupying more than 40% of body length (Berger & Foissner 1997, Berger 1999). Adoral zone of membranelles continuous. The adoral zone of most hypotrichs is continuous, that is, it does not show a distinct break in the left anterior corner of the cell where it extends on the dorsal side of the frontal scutum.
Halophila lacks frontal-ventral-transverse cirri anlage V it is also (very likely) not an amphisiellid because in this group anlage V forms a major part (rear portion) of the amphisiellid median cirral row, the main amphisiellid apomorphy. Of course I cannot exclude that the amphisiellids are Dorsomarginalia which have lost the dorsomarginal kinety, or even oxytrichids, which have lost the dorsomarginal kinety and the oxytrichid kinety fragmentation. However, these assumptions are not very parsimonious and therefore I prefer the assumption that amphisiellids are hypotrichs which branched off outside the Dorsomarginalia (Fig.
A Field Guide to Insects: America North of Mexico (Peterson Field Guides(R)) by Richard E. White