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The biology of wetas, king crickets and their allies

Author: L H Field
Publisher: Wallingford, Oxon., UK ; New York, N.Y., USA : CABI Pub., ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book brings together all known information on these fascinating groups to form a compendium of existing scientific knowledge for future biological investigation and conservation.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: L H Field
ISBN: 0851994083 9780851994086
OCLC Number: 46631789
Description: xx, 540 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Contributors --
Foreword --
Preface --
Introduction --
I. Systematics and Biogeography --
1. The Higher Classification, Phylogeny and Evolution of the Superfamily Stenopelmatoidea --
2. Habitats and Biogeography of New Zealand's Deinacridine and Tusked Weta Species --
3. North and Central America Jerusalem Crickets (Orthoptera: Stenopelmatidae): Taxonomy, Distribution, Life Cycle, Ecology and Related Biology of the American Species --
4. South African King Crickets (Anostostomatidae) --
5. Australian King Crickets: Distribution, Habitats and Biology (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae) --
6. The Gryllacrididae: An Overview of the World Fauna with Emphasis on Australian Examples --
7. The Evolutionary History of Tree Weta: A Genetic Approach --
II. Morphology and Anatomy --
8. Morphology and Anatomy of New Zealand Wetas --
9. Morphometric Analysis of Hemideina spp. in New Zealand --
10. Sexual Selection and Secondary Sexual Characters of Wetas and King Crickets --
11. Anatomy, Development and Behaviour of the Chilean Red Cricket, Cratomelus armatus B1 --
III. Ecology --
12. The Ecology of Some Large Weta Species in New Zealand --
13. The Gallery-related Ecology of New Zealand Tree Wetas, Hemideina femorata and Hemideina crassidens (Orthoptera, Anostostomatidae) --
14. Parasites of Anostostomatid Insects --
IV. Behaviour --
15. Stridulatory Mechanisms and Associated Behaviour in New Zealand Wetas --
16. Defence Behaviour --
17. Mating Behaviour --
18. Aggression Behaviour in New Zealand Tree Wetas --
19. Communication and Reproductive Behaviour in North American Jerusalem Crickets (Stenopelmatus) (Orthoptera: Stenopelmatidae) --
Appendix 19.A. Effect of Temperature on Drumming Rates of Jerusalem Crickets (Stenopelmatus: Stenopelmatidae: Orthoptera) --
V. Reproduction and Development --
20. The Reproductive Biology and the Eggs of New Zealand Anostostomatidae --
21. Postembryonic Development and Related Changes --
VI. Physiology --
22. Sensory Physiology --
23. Neuromuscular Physiology and Motor Control --
24. Circadian Rhythms in Tree Wetas, Hemideina thoracica --
25. Haemolymph Physiology --
VII. Conservation of Endangered Species --
26. Conservation of Threatened Species of Weta (Orthoptera: Anastostomatidae) in New Zealand --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by L.H. Field.
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"Zoologists and their allies, mostly from New Zealand, examine a group of insects that draw public attention because of their heaviness--often outweighing mammals--and sometimes ferocious nature. Read more...

 
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