Rüdiger Wagner

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Today’s knowledge of worldwide species diversity of 19 families of aquatic Diptera in Continental Waters is presented. Nevertheless, we have to face for certain in most groups a restricted knowledge about distribution, ecology and systematic, particularly in the tropical environments. At the same time we realize a dramatically decline or even lack of(More)
The life cycle of Sericostoma personatum (Spence) was studied at 6 °C, 10 °C and 14 °C and at each temperature at 8 and 14 hrs daylength. Embryogenesis was not temperature dependent in the 12°–18°C range. Only 7 of 38 (app. 18%) had a direct development, the rest remained in diapause with partly developed larvae. Hatching success of single egg masses was(More)
Two methods to predict the abundance of the mayflies Baetis rhodani and Baetis vernus (Insecta, Ephemeroptera) in the Breitenbach (Central Germany), based on a long-term data set of species and environmental variables were compared. Statistic methods and canonical correspondence analysis (CCA) attributed abundance of emerged insects to a specific discharge(More)
Repeated Quaternary glaciations have significantly shaped the present distribution and diversity of several European species in aquatic and terrestrial habitats. To study the phylogeography of freshwater invertebrates, patterns of intraspecific variation have been examined primarily using mitochondrial DNA markers that may yield results unrepresentative of(More)
One new subfamily, four new genera and 10 new species of Psychodidae are described from Burmese amber which significantly increases our knowledge about this group in the Cretaceous. Protopsychodinae n. subfam. probably represents the oldest known ancestor of modern Psychodinae and includes three species within two genera: Datzia setosa gen. et sp. n.,(More)
The presence of algae within the cases ofAgapetus fuscipes was investigated. Cases recognised as ‘dirty’ or ‘clean’ with the naked eye had more and less algal growth, respectively. Larvae in the former survived significantly longer when starved in the laboratory. It is suggested that the presence of algae within the cases would be of ecological advantage(More)
Diel patterns in mobility and feeding behaviour of the larvae of the stream-dwelling trichopteran Sericostoma personatum larvae were investigated. Larvae fed at night on coarse particulate organic matter (CPOM) at the sediment surface. In the daytime they rested a few cm below the sediment surface, during which time their defaecation activity effected a(More)
We review the Psychodinae of Mallorca, recognising fifteen species based on recent collections and available literature. Previously unpublished data is presented for eleven species, of which Neoarisemus ibericus Wagner, 1978, Mormia tenebricosa (Vaillant, 1954), Clogmia albipunctata (Williston, 1893), Lepiseodina rothschildi (Eaton, 1913), Paramormia(More)
Climate change, land-use change, pollution and exploitation are among the main drivers of species' population trends; however, their relative importance is much debated. We used a unique collection of over 1,000 local population time series in 22 communities across terrestrial, freshwater and marine realms within central Europe to compare the impacts of(More)