9780801437342

Hawkmoths of the World: An Annotated and Illustrated Revisionary Checklist (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae)

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780801437342

  • ISBN10:

    0801437342

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-05-01
  • Publisher: CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $167.50 Save up to $16.75
  • Rent Book $150.75
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

Hawkmoths are truly to observe. They are some of the spectacular among largest members of the order Lepidoptera. As caterpillars, they have sleek muscular bodies with sidestripes and a tail "horn"; some evoke alarm for their resemblance to poisonous snakes. As adult moths, they use their long tongues to drink nectar from flowers while hovering. Found worldwide, many travel prodigious distances: hummingbird hawkmoths regularly fly to Britain from the Mediterranean.

For this volume, two international authorities on hawkmoths have prepared a comprehensive checklist with species descriptions. Covering more than 3,800 family-, genus-, and species group taxa, it provides a much-needed foundation for research into these insects' systematics and biology.

Hawkmoths of the World opens with an overview of hawkmoth morphology and biology, including discussion of the moths' immature stages, their roles as pollinators and as pests, and their importance in conservation issues. The authors then propose a new system for higher classifications of hawkmoths, one based on the

Author Biography

Ian Kitching is Research Entomologist at The Natural History Museum, London.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction
1(34)
Morphology
1(6)
Biology
7(2)
Hawkmoths as Pollinators
9(1)
Economic Impact
10(1)
Rarity
11(1)
Conservation
12(2)
Higher-Level Classification of Hawkmoths
14(7)
Regional Distribution Patterns
21(2)
Faunas
23(1)
Previous Catalogs and Checklists
23(2)
Methodology
25(5)
Format of the Checklist
30(2)
The Notes
32(2)
Abbreviations of Institutional and Private Collections Consulted
34(1)
Checklist
35(38)
Notes 73(112)
Literature Cited 185(20)
Appendix: Descriptions of New Taxa 205(4)
Addenda 209(2)
Subject Index 211(1)
Taxonomic Index 212(1)
About the Authors 212

Rewards Program

Write a Review