Evolution of the Insects, 1st Edition

  • David Grimaldi
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  • ISBN-10: 0511123884
  • ISBN-13: 9780511123887
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 772 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released July 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Overview

Chronicles the complete evolutionary history of insects: their living diversity, relationships and 400 million years of fossils. Covers both living and extinct species. For professional entomologists and students, insect and fossil collectors, and naturalists.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Frontispiece.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents.
Preface.
Commonly Used Abbreviations.
1: Diversity and Evolution.
2: Species: Their Nature and Number.
3: Reconstructing Evolutionary History.
4: Fossil Insects.
5: Insect Fossilization.
6: Dating and Ages.
7: Major Fossil Insect Deposits.
8: Arthropods and the Origin of Insects.
9: Onychophora: The Velvet Worms.
10: Tardigrada: The Water Bears.
11: Arthropoda: The Jointed Animals.
12: Hexapoda: The Six-Legged Arthropods.
13: The Insects.
14: Morphology of Insects.
15: Defining Features of the Insects.
16: Relationships Among the Insect Orders.
17: Earliest Insects.
18: Archaeognatha: The Bristletails.
19: Dicondylia.
20: Zygentoma: The Silverfish.
21: Rhyniognatha.
22: Insects Take to the Skies.
23: Pterygota, Wings, and Flight.
24: Ephemeroptera: The Mayflies.
25: Metapterygota.
26: Palaeodictyopterida: Extinct Beaked Insects.
27: Odonatoptera: Dragonflies and Early Relatives.
28: Polyneoptera.
29: Neoptera.
30: What Are Polyneoptera?.
31: Plecoptera: The Stoneflies.
32: Embiodea: The Webspinners.
33: Zoraptera: The Zorapterans.
34: Orthoptera: The Crickets, Katydids, Grasshoppers, Wetas, and Kin.
35: Phasmatodea: The Stick and Leaf Insects.
36: Titanoptera: The Titanic Crawlers.
37: Caloneurodea: The Caloneurodeans.
38: Dermaptera: The Earwigs.
39: Grylloblattodea: The Ice Crawlers.
40: Mantophasmatodea: The African Rock Crawlers.
41: Dictyoptera.
42: The Paraneopteran Orders.
43: Psocoptera: The Bark Lice.
44: Phthiraptera: The True Lice.
45: Fringe Wings: Thysanoptera (Thrips).
46: The Sucking Insects: Hemiptera.
47: The Holometabola.
48: Problematic Fossil Orders.
49: The Origins of Complete Metamorphosis.
50: On Wings of Lace: Neuropterida.
51: Coleoptera and Strepsiptera.
52: Early Fossils and Overview of Past Diversity.
53: Archostemata.
54: Adephaga.
55: Myxophaga.
56: Polyphaga.
57: Strepsiptera: The Enigmatic Order.
58: Hymenoptera: Ants, Bees, and Other Wasps.
59: The Euhymenoptera and Parasitism.
60: Aculeata.
61: Evolution of Insect Sociality.
62: Antliophora: Scorpion Flies, Fleas, and True Flies.
63: Panorpida.
64: Antliophora: The Scorpionflies, True Flies, and Fleas.
65: Mecopterida: Mecopterans and Siphonaptera.
66: Diptera: The True Flies.
67: Amphiesmenoptera: The Caddisflies and Lepidoptera.
68: Trichoptera: The Caddisflies.
69: Lepidoptera: The Moths and Butterflies.
70: Insects Become Modern: The Cretaceous and Tertiary Periods.
71: The Cretaceous.
72: The Tertiary.
73: Epilogue.
74: Why So Many Insect Species?.
75: The Future.
Glossary.
References.
Index.