Daly and Doyens Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity

Hardcover | April 3, 2012

byJames B. Whitfield, Alexander H. Purcell III

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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 thoroughlyupdated 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 thematerial 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 identificationkeys, 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.

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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 thoroughlyupdated insect identification keys. James Whi...

James Whitfield, of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, joins as a new co-author, bringing a wealth of expertise on molecular analysis relating to development and systematics.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:736 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.98 inPublished:April 3, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefacePart One Insects as Organisms1. Introduction2. The Insect Body3. The Integument4. Continuity of the Generations: Development and Reproduction5. Maintenance and Movement6. Reception of Stimuli and Integration of Activities7. Social RelationshipsPart Two Inscect Ecology and Relationships with Other Organisms8. Diversity and Adaptations of Insects9. Insects and Plants10. Entomophagous Insects11. Insects and Microbes12. Medical and Veterinary Entomology13. Pest Management14. Insects and ConservationPart Three Insect Diversity15. The Study of Classification16. An Evolutionary Perspective on the Insecta17. Keys to the Orders of Hexapoda18. The Non-insect Hexapoda: Protura, Collembola and Diplura19. The Apterygote Insects: Archaeognatha and Thysanura20. Order Ephemeroptera (Mayflies)21. Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)22. Order Blattodea (Including former "Isoptera") - Cockroaches And Termites23. Order Mantodea (Mantids)24. Order Grylloblattodea (Grylloblattids)25. Order Mantophasmatodea (Heelwalkers or Gladiators)26. Order Dermaptera (Earwigs)27. Order Plecoptera (Stoneflies)28. Order Embiidina (Webspinners)29. Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, etc.)30. Order Phasmatodea (Stick Insects)31. Order Zoraptera (Zorapterans)32. Order Psocoptera (Psocids, Bark Lice, Book Lice)33. Order Phthiraptera (Lice)34. Order Hemiptera (Bugs, Leafhoppers, etc.)35. Order Thysanoptera (Thrips)36. Order Megaloptera (Alderflies and Dobsonflies)37. Order Raphidioptera (Snakeflies)38. Order Neuroptera (Lacewings, Ant Lions, etc.)39. Order Coleoptera (Beetles)40. Order Strepsiptera (Twisted Wing Parasites)41. Order Hymenoptera (Bees, Ants, Wasps, etc.)42. Order Mecoptera (Scorpionflies)43. Order Diptera (Flies)44. Order Siphonaptera (Fleas)45. Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)46. Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies)47. Collecting and PreservationGlossaryReferences CitedTaxonomic IndexSubject Index