Daly and Doyen's Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-04-10
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The most comprehensive and most affordable insect biology textbook available. The third edition focuses more on biological principles, highlights the relevance of the subject to students' everyday lives, introduces the latest scientific research, and includes numerous new and/or thoroughly updated insect identification keys. James Whitfield, of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, joins the author team, bringing a wealth of expertise on molecular analysis relating to development and systematics. In keeping with the changing nature of the entomology course, the text has been recrafted with both entomology majors as well as other interested undergraduates in mind. The revised text introduces key themes, such as evolution, applications to the real world, and new pedagogic tools, making the material even more relevant, interesting, and engaging. At the same time, the text maintains all its original strengths as an authoritative source for the latest discoveries from the lab by thoroughly updating key topics and illustrations. The revision's three-pronged approach- updating of core biological principles, adding new and updated identification keys, and making the material more accessible through pedagogical devices- truly makes Daly and Doyen's Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity the most comprehensive and affordable entomology text available.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Insects as Organismsp. 1
Introductionp. 3
The Insect Bodyp. 18
The Integumentp. 51
Continuity of the Generations: Development and Reproductionp. 63
Maintenance and Movementp. 92
Reception of Stimuli and Integration of Activitiesp. 131
Social Relationshipsp. 162
Insect Ecology and Relationships with Other Organismsp. 181
Diversity and Adaptations of Insects in Selected Habitatsp. 183
Insects and Vascular Plantsp. 212
Entomophagous Insectsp. 232
Insects and Microbesp. 245
Medical and Veterinary Entomologyp. 260
Pest Managementp. 273
Insects and Conservationp. 297
Insect Diversityp. 309
The Study of Classificationp. 311
An Evolutionary Perspective of the Insectsp. 319
Keys to the Orders of Hexapodap. 342
The Noninsect Hexapoda: Protura, Collembola, and Diplurap. 351
The Apterygote Insects: Archaeognatha and Thysanurap. 359
Order Ephemeroptera (Mayflies)p. 365
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselfhes)p. 375
Order Blattodea (Including Former Isoptera): Cockroaches and Termitesp. 382
Order Mantodea (Mantids)p. 393
Order Grylloblattodea (Grylloblattids)p. 396
Order Mantophasmatodea (Heelwalkers or Gladiators)p. 398
Order Dermaptera (Earwigs)p. 400
Order Plecoptera (Stoneflies)p. 404
Order Embiidina (Embioptera, Webspinners, Embiids)p. 410
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, etc.)p. 413
Order Phasmatodea (Stick Insects)p. 419
Order Zoraptera (ZorapterAns)p. 422
Order Psocoptera (Psocids, Bark Lice, and Book Lice)p. 425
Order Phthiraptera (Lice)p. 446
Order Hemiptera (Bugs, Leafhoppers, etc.)p. 451
Order Thysanoptera (Thrips)p. 476
Order Megaloptera (Alderflies and Dobsonflies)p. 481
Order Raphidioptera (Snakeflies)p. 484
Order Neuroptera (Lacewings, Ant Lions, etc.)p. 486
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)p. 493
Order Strepsiptera (Twisted Wing Parasites)p. 525
Order Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, Ants, etc.)p. 530
Order Mecoptera (Scorpion Flies)p. 561
Order Diptera (Flies)p. 565
Order Siphonaptera (Fleas)p. 596
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)p. 600
Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies)p. 630
Collecting and Preservationp. 641
Glossaryp. 653
Referencesp. 667
Taxonomic Indexp. 711
Subject Indexp. 721
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