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Introduction to insect biology and diversity

Author: Howell V Daly; John T Doyen; Alexander H Purcell, III
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Extensively revised and reorganized, the second edition of Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity serves as an ideal text for courses in general entomology with laboratory sections. Written for students who have completed an introductory course in biology, it provides an in-depth treatment of both the biology of insects and their classification, including keys for identification for over four hundred  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howell V Daly; John T Doyen; Alexander H Purcell, III
ISBN: 0195100336 9780195100334
OCLC Number: 37211384
Description: viii, 680 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Insects as organisms: ch. 1. Introduction --
ch. 2. Insect body --
ch. 3. Integument --
ch. 4. Continuity of the generations: development and reproduction --
ch. 5. Maintenance and movement --
ch. 6. Reception of stimuli and integration of activities --
ch. 7. Social relationships --
pt. 2. Insect ecology: ch. 8. Population biology --
ch. 9. Diversity and adaptations of insects in selected habitats --
ch. 10. Insects and vascualr plants --
ch. 11. Entomophagous insects --
ch. 12. Insects and vertebrates --
ch. 13. Insects and microbes --
ch. 14. Pest management --
pt. 3. Insect diversity: ch. 15. Evolutionary perspective of the insecta --
ch. 16. Key to the classes and orders of common hexapodous arthropods --
ch. 17. Parainsecta: Collembola and Protura --
ch. 18. Entognatha: Diplura --
ch. 19. Apterygota: Archeognatha and Thysanura --
ch. 20. Ephemeroptera --
ch. 21. Odonata --
ch. 22. Blattodea --
ch. 23. Mantodea --
ch. 24. Isoptera --
ch. 25. Grylloblattodea --
ch. 26. Dermaptera --
ch. 27. Plecoptera --
ch. 28. Embiidina --
ch. 29. Orthoptera --
ch. 30. Phasmatodea --
ch. 31. Zoraptera --
ch. 32. Psocoptera --
33. Phthiraptera --
ch. 34. Hemiptera --
35. Thysanoptrea --
ch. 36. Megaloptera --
ch. 37. Raphidioptera --
ch. 38. Neuroptera --
ch. 39. Coleoptera --
ch. 40. Strepsiptera --
ch. 41. Mecoptera --
ch. 42. Diptera --
ch. 43. Siphonaptera --
ch. 44. Lepidoptera --
ch. 45. Trichoptera --
ch. 46. Hymenoptera --
ch. 47. Collection and preservation.
Responsibility: Howell V. Daly, John T. Doyen, Alexander H. Purcell III ; illustrations by Barbara Boole Daly ; featuring photographs by Edward S. Ross.
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