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The insects an outline of entomology

Author: Penny J Gullan; Peter S Cranston
Publisher: Malden, Mass. Blackwell Publ. 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3. ed., [Nachdr.View all editions and formats

Examines various aspects of insect biology including anatomy and physiology, ecology and evolution of insects, insect behaviours such as sociality, predation, parasitism and defense, medical and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penny J Gullan; Peter S Cranston
ISBN: 9781405111133 1405111135
OCLC Number: 551874277
Description: XVII, 505 Seiten Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten 26 cm
Contents: List Of Color Plates.List Of Boxes.Acknowledgments For Vignettes.Prefaces.1. The Importance And Diversity Of Insects:.What Is Entomology?.The Importance Of Insects.Insect Biodiversity.Insects In Popular Culture And Commerce.Insects As Food.Insect Conservation.2. External Anatomy:.The Cuticle.Segmentation And Tagmosis.The Head.The Thorax.The Abdomen.3. Internal Anatomy And Physiology:.Muscles And Locomotion.The Nervous System And Co-Ordination.The Endocrine System And The Function Of Hormones.The Circulatory System.The Tracheal System And Gas Exchange.The Gut, Digestion And Nutrition.The Excretory System And Waste Disposal.Reproductive Organs.4. Sensory Systems And Behavior:.Mechanical Stimuli.Thermal Stimuli.Chemical Stimuli.Insect Vision.Insect Behavior.5. Reproduction:.Bringing The Sexes Together.Courtship.Sexual Selection.Copulation.Diversity In Genitalic Morphology.Sperm Storage, Fertilization And Sex Determination.Sperm Competition.Oviparity (Egg-Laying).Ovoviviparity And Viviparity.Atypical Modes Of Reproduction.Physiological Control Of Reproduction.6. Insect Development And Life Histories:.Growth.Life-History Patterns And Phases.Process And Control Of Molting.Voltinism.Diapause.Dealing With Environmental Extremes.Migration.Polymorphism And Polyphenism.Age-Grading.Environmental Effects On Development.Climate And Insect Distributions.7. Insect Relationships:.Phylogenetics.The Extant Hexapods.Protura (Proturans), Collembola (Springtails), Diplura (Diplurans).Class Insecta (True Insects).8. Insect Biogeography And Evolution:.Insect Biogeography.The Antiquity Of Insects.Were The First Insects Aquatic Or Terrestrial?.Evolution Of Wings.Evolution Of Metamorphosis.Insect Diversification.Insect Diversification In The Pacific.9. Ground-Dwelling Insects:.Insects Of Litter And Soil.Insects And Dead Trees Or Decaying Wood.Insects And Dung.Insect-Carrion Interactions.Insect-Fungal Interactions.Cavernicolous Insects.Environmental Monitoring Using Ground--Dwelling Hexapods.10. Aquatic Insects:.Taxonomic Distribution And Terminology.The Evolution Of Aquatic Lifestyles.Aquatic Insects And Their Oxygen Supplies.The Aquatic Environment.Environmental Monitoring Using Aquatic Insects.Functional Feeding Groups.Insects Of Temporary Waterbodies.Insects Of The Marine, Intertidal And Littoral Zones.11. Insects And Plants:.Coevolutionary Interactions Between Insects And Plants.Phytophagy (Or Herbivory).Insects And Plant Reproductive Biology.Insects That Live Mutualistically In Specialized Plant Structures.12. Insect Societies:.Subsociality In Insects.Eusociality In Insects.Inquilines And Parasites Of Social Insects.Evolution And Maintenance Of Eusociality.Success Of Eusocial Insects.13. Insect Predation And Parasitism:.Prey/ Host Location.Prey/Host Acceptance And Manipulation.Prey/Host Selection And Specificity.Population Biology - Predator/Parasitoid And Prey/Host Abundance.The Evolutionary Success Of Insect Predation And Parasitism.14. Insect Defense:.Defense By Hiding.Secondary Lines Of Defense.Mechanical Defenses.Chemical Defenses.Defense By Mimicry.Collective Defenses In Gregarious And Social Insects.15. Medical And Veterinary Entomology:.Insect Nuisance And Phobia.Venoms And Allergens.Insects As Causes And Vectors Of Disease.Generalized Disease Cycles.Pathogens.Forensic Entomology.16. Pest Management:.Insects As Pests.The Effects Of Insecticides.Integrated Pest Management (IPM).Chemical Control.Biological Control.Host-Plant Resistance To Insects.Physical Control.Cultural Control.Pheromones And Other Insect Attractants.Genetic Manipulation Of Insect Pests.17. Methods In Entomology: Collecting, Preservation, Curation And Identification:.Collection.Preservation And Curation.Identification.Glossary Of Entomological And Selected Technical Terms.Appendix: A Reference Guide To Orders.Index
Responsibility: P.J. Gullan and P.S. Cranston
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