Encyclopedia of Insects, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080546056
  • ISBN-13: 9780080546056
  • DDC: 595.7
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1266 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2003 | Published/Released November 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2003

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Overview

Encyclopedia of Insects is a comprehensive work devoted to all aspects of insects, including their anatomy, physiology, evolution, behavior, reproduction, ecology, and disease, as well as issues of exploitation, conservation, and management. Articles provide definitive facts about all insects from aphids, beetles and butterflies to weevils and yellowjackets.

Insects are beautiful and dreadful, ravenous pests and devastating disease vectors, resilient and resistant to eradication, and the source of great benefit and great loss for civilization. Important for ecosystem health, they have influenced the evolution of other life forms on our planet including humans. Anyone interested in insects, from university professors and researchers to high school students preparing a report, will find Encyclopedia of Insects an indispensable volume for insect information.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Frontispiece.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Contents by Subject Area.
Contributors.
Guide to the Encyclopedia.
Foreword.
Preface.
Half Title Page.
1: Accessory Glands.
2: Aestivation.
3: Agricultural Entomology.
4: Amber.
5: Anatomy: Head, Thorax, Abdomen, and Genitalia.
6: Antennae.
7: Ants.
8: Aphids.
9: Apis Species (Honey Bees).
10: Aposematic Coloration.
11: Apterygota.
12: Aquatic Habitats.
13: Archaeognatha (Bristletails).
14: Arthropoda and Related Groups.
15: Auchenorrhyncha (Cicadas, Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, Treehoppers, and Planthoppers).
16: Autohemorrhage.
17: Autotomy.
18: Beekeeping.
19: Bee Products.
20: Beeswax.
21: Biodiversity.
22: Biogenic Amines.
23: Biogeographical Patterns.
24: Biological Control of Insect Pests.
25: Bioluminescence.
26: Biotechnology and Insects.
27: Blattodea (Cockroaches).
28: Blood Sucking.
29: Body Size.
30: Boll Weevil.
31: Bombyx mori.
32: Borers.
33: Brain and Optic Lobes.
34: Bubonic Plague.
35: Caste.
36: Caterpillars.
37: Cat Fleas.
38: Cave Insects.
39: Cell Culture.
40: Chemical Defense.
41: Chemoreception.
42: Chiggers and Other Disease-Causing Mites.
43: Chitin.
44: Chromosomes.
45: Chrysalis.
46: Cicadas.
47: Circadian Rhythms.
48: Circulatory System.
49: Cocoon.
50: Codling Moth.
51: Coevolution.
52: Cold/Heat Protection.
53: Coleoptera (Beetles, Weevils, Fireflies).
54: Collection and Preservation.
55: Collembola (Springtails, Snow Fleas).
56: Colonies.
57: Colorado Potato Beetle.
58: Coloration.
59: Commercial Products from Insects.
60: Conservation.
61: Crickets.
62: Crypsis.
63: Cultural Entomology.
64: Cuticle.
65: Daddy-Long-Legs (Opiliones).
66: Dance Language.
67: DDT.
68: Defensive Behavior.
69: Dengue.
70: Dermaptera (Earwigs).
71: Development, Hormonal Control of.
72: Diapause.
73: Digestion.
74: Digestive System.
75: Diplura.
76: Diptera (Flies, Mosquitoes, Midges, Gnats).
77: Division of Labor in Insect Societies.
78: Dog Heartworm.
79: Dormancy.
80: Drosophila Melanogaster.
81: Dung Beetles.
82: Ecdysteroids.
83: Eggs.
84: Egg Coverings.
85: Embiidina (Embioptera, Webspinners).
86: Embryogenesis.
87: Endangered Insects.
88: Endopterygota.
89: Entomological Societies.
90: Ephemeroptera (Mayflies).
91: Excretion.
92: Exopterygota.
93: Exoskeleton.
94: Extension Entomology.
95: Eyes and Vision.
96: Fat Body.
97: Feeding Behavior.
98: Fire Ants.
99: Flight.
100: Folk Beliefs and Superstitions.
101: Food, Insects as.
102: Forensic Entomology.
103: Forest Habitats.
104: Fossil Record.
105: Gallmaking and Insects.
106: Genetically Modified Plants.
107: Genetic Engineering.
108: Genetic Variation.
109: Grassland Habitats.
110: Greenhouse Gases, Global Warming, and Insects.
111: Growth, Individual.
112: Grylloblattodea (Rock Crawlers, Ice Crawlers).
113: Gypsy Moth.
114: Hearing.
115: Hemolymph.
116: Hibernation.
117: History of Entomology.
118: Homeostasis, Behavioral.
119: Honey.
120: Honeydew.
121: Host Seeking, by Parasitoids.
122: Host Seeking, for Plants.
123: House Fly (Musca domestica).
124: Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps).
125: Hypermetamorphosis.
126: Hyperparasitism.
127: Imaginal Discs.
128: Immunology.
129: Industrial Melanism.
130: Insecta, Overview.
131: Insecticides.
132: Insecticide and Acaricide Resistance.
133: Insectivorous Plants.
134: Insectivorous Vertebrates.
135: Insect Zoos.
136: Integrated Pest Management.
137: Integument.
138: Introduced Insects.
139: Island Biogeography and Evolution.
140: Isoptera (Termites).
141: Japanese Beetle.
142: June Beetles.
143: Juvenile Hormones.
144: Ladybugs.
145: Larva.
146: Learning.
147: Legs.
148: Lepidoptera (Moths, Butterflies).
149: Lice, Human (Pediculus and Pthirus).
150: Locusts.
151: Magnetic Sense.
152: Malaria.
153: Mantodea (Praying Mantids).
154: Mantophasmatodea.
155: Marine Insects.
156: Mating Behaviors.
157: Mechanoreception.
158: Mecoptera (Scorpionflies, Hangingflies).
159: Medical Entomology.
160: Medicine, Insects in.
161: Megaloptera (Alderflies, Dobsonflies).
162: Metabolism.
163: Metamorphosis.
164: Migration.
165: Mimicry.
166: Mites.
167: Molting.
168: Monarchs.
169: Mosquitoes.
170: Mouthparts.
171: Movies, Insects in.
172: Muscle System.
173: Museums and Display Collections.
174: Neosomy.
175: Neotropical African Bees.
176: Nest Building.
177: Neuropeptides.
178: Neuroptera (Lacewings, Antlions).
179: Nomenclature and Classification, Principles of.
180: Nutrition.
181: Ocelli and Stemmata.
182: Odonata (Dragonflies, Damselflies).
183: Orientation.
184: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Locusts, Katydids, Crickets).
185: Ovarioles.
186: Oviposition Behavior.
187: Parasitoids.
188: Parental Care.