Ecology of Cave Arthropods

  title={Ecology of Cave Arthropods},
  author={F. Howarth},
  journal={Annual Review of Entomology},
  • F. Howarth
  • Published 1983
  • Biology
  • Annual Review of Entomology
Why some species of animals would lose such obviously adaptive characters as eyes and pigmentation to live only in the seemingly inhospitable environ­ ment of caves has long intrigued both laymen and biologists. Evidence that early man recognized cave invertebrates dates back to an engraving of a cave cricket, Troglophilus sp., on a bison bone, discovered in a cave in the French Pyrenees (161), and believed to be 18,000 years old (86). However, serious studies on cave faunas began only about… Expand
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