- Language: English
- 560 Pages
- Published: October 2013
The Insects. An Outline of Entomology. 4th Edition
- Published: January 2010
- 584 Pages
- John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This established, popular textbook provides a stimulating and comprehensive introduction to the insects, the animals that represent over half of the planet's biological diversity. In this new fourth edition, the authors introduce the key features of insect structure, function, behavior, ecology and classification, placed within the latest ideas on insect evolution. Much of the book is organised around major biological themes - living on the ground, in water, on plants, in colonies, and as predators, parasites/parasitoids and prey. A strong evolutionary theme is maintained throughout. The ever-growing economic importance of insects is emphasized in new boxes on insect pests, and in chapters on medical and veterinary entomology, and pest management. Updated 'taxoboxes' provide concise information on all aspects of each of the 27 major groupings (orders) of insects.
- All chapters thoroughly updated with the latest results from international studies
- Accompanying website with downloadable illustrations and links to video clips
- All chapters to include new text boxes of topical issues and studies
- Major revision of systematic and taxonomy chapter
- Still beautifully illustrated with more new illustrations from the artist, Karina McInnes
A companion resources site is available at company website. This site includes:
- Copies of the figures from the book for downloading, along with a PDF of the captions.
- Colour versions of key figures from the book
- A list of useful web links for each chapter, selected by the author. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
List of boxes.
Preface to the fourth edition.
Preface to the third edition.
Preface to the second edition.
Preface and acknowledgments for first edition.
1 THE IMPORTANCE, DIVERSITY, AND CONSERVATION OF INSECTS.
1.1 What is entomology?
1.2 The importance of insects.
1.3 Insect biodiversity.
1.4 Naming and classification of insects.
1.5 Insects in popular culture and commerce.
1.6 Insects as food.
1.7 Culturing insects.
1.8 Insect conservation.
2 EXTERNAL ANATOMY.
2.1 The cuticle.
2.2 Segmentation and tagmosis.
2.3 The head.
2.4 The thorax.
2.5 The abdomen.
3 INTERNAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY.
3.1 Muscles and locomotion.
3.2 The nervous system and co-ordination.
3.3 The endocrine system and the function of hormones.
3.4 The circulatory system.
3.5 The tracheal system and gas exchange.
3.6 The gut, digestion, and nutrition.
3.7 The excretory system and waste disposal.
3.8 Reproductive organs.
4 SENSORY SYSTEMS AND BEHAVIOR.
4.1 Mechanical stimuli.
4.2 Thermal stimuli, 101
4.3 Chemical stimuli.
4.4 Insect vision.
4.5 Insect behavior.
5.1 Bringing the sexes together.
5.3 Sexual selection.
5.5 Diversity in genitalic morphology.
5.6 Sperm storage, fertilization, and sex determination.
5.7 Sperm competition.
5.8 Oviparity (egg-laying).
5.9 Ovoviviparity and viviparity.
5.10 Atypical modes of reproduction.
5.11 Physiological control of reproduction.
6 INSECT DEVELOPMENT AND LIFE HISTORIES.
6.2 Life-history patterns and phases.
6.3 Process and control of molting.
6.6 Dealing with environmental extremes.
6.8 Polymorphism and polyphenism.
6.10 Environmental effects on development.
6.11 Climate and insect distributions.
7 INSECT SYSTEMATICS: PHYLOGENY AND CLASSIFICATION.
7.2 The extant Hexapoda.
7.3 Class Entognatha: Protura (proturans), Collembola (springtails), and Diplura (diplurans).
7.4 Class Insecta (true insects).
8 INSECT BIOGEOGRAPHY AND EVOLUTION.
8.1 Insect biogeography.
8.2 The antiquity of insects.
8.3 Were the first insects aquatic or terrestrial?
8.4 Evolution of wings.
8.5 Evolution of metamorphosis.
8.6 Insect diversification.
8.7 Insect evolution in the Pacific.
9 GROUND-DWELLING INSECTS.
9.1 Insects of litter and soil.
9.2 Insects and dead trees or decaying wood.
9.3 Insects and dung.
9.4 Insect–carrion interactions.
9.5 Insect–fungal interactions.
9.6 Cavernicolous insects.
9.7 Environmental monitoring using ground-dwelling hexapods.
10 AQUATIC INSECTS.
10.1 Taxonomic distribution and terminology.
10.2 The evolution of aquatic lifestyles.
10.3 Aquatic insects and their oxygen supplies.
10.4 The aquatic environment.
10.5 Environmental monitoring using aquatic insects.
10.6 Functional feeding groups.
10.7 Insects of temporary waterbodies.
10.8 Insects of the marine, intertidal, and littoral zones.
11 INSECTS AND PLANTS.
11.1 Coevolutionary interactions between insects and plants.
11.2 Phytophagy (or herbivory).
11.3 Insects and plant reproductive biology.
11.4 Insects that live mutualistically in specialized plant structures.
12 INSECT SOCIETIES.
12.1 Subsociality in insects.
12.2 Eusociality in insects.
12.3 Inquilines and parasites of social insects.
12.4 Evolution and maintenance of eusociality.
12.5 Success of eusocial insects.
13 INSECT PREDATION AND PARASITISM.
13.1 Prey/host location.
13.2 Prey/host acceptance and manipulation.
13.3 Prey/host selection and specificity.
13.4 Population biology: predator/parasitoid and prey/host abundance.
13.5 The evolutionary success of insect predation and parasitism.
14 INSECT DEFENSE.
14.1 Defense by hiding.
14.2 Secondary lines of defense.
14.3 Mechanical defenses.
14.4 Chemical defenses.
14.5 Defense by mimicry.
14.6 Collective defenses in gregarious and social insects.
15 MEDICAL AND VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY.
15.1 Insect nuisance and phobia.
15.2 Venoms and allergens.
15.3 Insects as causes and vectors of disease.
15.4 Generalized disease cycles.
15.6 Forensic entomology.
16 PEST MANAGEMENT.
16.1 Insects as pests.
16.2 The effects of insecticides.
16.3 Integrated pest management.
16.4 Chemical control.
16.5 Biological control.
16.6 Host-plant resistance to insects.
16.7 Physical control.
16.8 Cultural control.
16.9 Pheromones and other insect attractants.
16.10 Genetic manipulation of insect pests.
17 METHODS IN ENTOMOLOGY: COLLECTING, PRESERVATION, CURATION, AND IDENTIFICATION.
17.2 Preservation and curation.
1 Entognatha: non-insect hexapods (Collembola, Diplura, and Protura).
2 Archaeognatha (or Microcoryphia; bristletails).
3 Zygentoma (silverfish).
4 Ephemeroptera (mayflies).
5 Odonata (damselflies and dragonflies).
6 Plecoptera (stoneflies).
7 Dermaptera (earwigs).
8 Embioptera (Embiidina; embiopterans or webspinners).
9 Zoraptera (zorapterans).
10 Orthoptera (grasshoppers, locusts, katydids, and crickets).
11 Phasmatodea (phasmids, stick-insects or walking sticks).
12 Grylloblattodea (Grylloblattaria or Notoptera; grylloblattids, or ice or rock crawlers).
13 Mantophasmatodea (heelwalkers).
14 Mantodea (mantids, mantises, or praying mantids).
15 Blattodea: roach families (cockroaches or roaches).
16 Blattodea: epifamily Termitoidae (former order Isoptera; termites).
17 Psocodea: “Psocoptera” (bark lice and book lice).
18 Psocodea: “Phthiraptera” (chewing lice and sucking lice).
19 Thysanoptera (thrips).
20 Hemiptera (bugs, cicadas, leafhoppers, planthoppers, spittle bugs, treehoppers, aphids, jumping plant lice, scale insects, and whiteflies).
21 Neuropterida: Neuroptera (lacewings, owlflies, and antlions), Megaloptera (alderflies, dobsonflies, and fishflies) and Raphidioptera (snakeflies).
22 Coleoptera (beetles).
23 Strepsiptera (strepsipterans).
24 Diptera (flies).
25 Mecoptera (hangingflies, scorpionflies, and snowfleas).
26 Siphonaptera (fleas).
27 Trichoptera (caddisflies).
28 Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths).
29 Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps, sawflies, and wood wasps).
Appendix: A reference guide to orders.
"Importantly, the text, illustrations and features such as text Boxes are written and presented in such a stimulating way as to represent an appealing outline of entomology to undergraduates, amateurs, or specialists in related fields including conservation, and the book comes with a high recommendation ." (J Insect Conserv, 2010)