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Daly and Doyen's Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity

Third Edition

James B. Whitfield and Alexander H. Purcell III

Publication Date - April 2012

ISBN: 9780195380675

752 pages
Hardcover
7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $132.95

Thorough coverage of biological principles? Insect identification keys? Daly and Doyen's provides both!

Description

Written for students who have completed an introductory course in biology, the third edition of Daly and Doyen's Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity presents the ideal balance of basic biological principles and in-depth treatment of insect classification, including keys for identifying more than four hundred families.

New to this Edition

  • The latest research on the genetics, development, physiology, evolution, phylogeny, and systematics of insects
  • Three new chapters: "Medical and Veterinary Entomology," "Insects and Conservation," and "The Study of Classification"
  • Relevant real-world applications that better meet the needs and interests of life science students from a wide variety of majors
  • A new thematic discussion of evolution running throughout the text
  • A full-color quick reference guide to insect classification and external morphology

Previous Publication Date(s)

April 2012
March 1998
January 1978

Reviews

"The most balanced general entomology textbook on the market."--Patrick Foley, CSU Sacramento

"Daly and Doyen's is the best entomology text available to students. It achieves the correct balance between general biology and traditional entomology, it is well organized, and the tables and figures are appropriate and effective."--Douglas Whitman, Illinois State University

Table of Contents

    PREFACE

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


    PART 1: INSECTS AS ORGANISMS

    1. Introduction
    2. The Insect Body
    3. The Integument
    4. Continuity of the Generations: Development and Reproduction
    5. Maintenance and Movement
    6. Reception of Stimuli and Integration of Activities
    7. Social Relationships

    PART 2: INSECT ECOLOGY AND RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER ORGANISMS

    8. Diversity and Adaptations of Insects in Selected Habitats
    9. Insects and Vascular Plants
    10. Entomophagous Insects
    11. Insects and Microbes
    12. Medical and Veterinary Entomology
    13. Pest Management
    14. Insects and Conservation

    PART 3: INSECT DIVERSITY

    15. The Study of Classification
    16. An Evolutionary Perspective of the Insects
    17. Keys to the Orders of Hexapoda
    18. The Noninsect Hexapoda: Protura, Collembola, and Diplura
    19. The Apterygote Insects: Archaeognatha and Thysanura
    20. Order Ephemeroptera (Mayflies)
    21. Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
    22. Order Blattodea (Including former Isoptera): Cockroaches and Termites
    23. Order Mantodea (Mantids)
    24. Order Grylloblattodea (Grylloblattids)
    25. Order Mantophasmatodea (Heelwalkers or Gladiators)
    26. Order Dermaptera (Earwigs)
    27. Order Plecoptera (Stoneflies)
    28. Order Embiidina (Embioptera, Webspinners, Embiids)
    29. Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, etc.)
    30. Order Phasmatodea (Stick Insects)
    31. Order Zoraptera (ZorapterAns)
    32. Order Psocoptera (Psocids, Bark Lice, and 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, Wasps, Ants, etc.)
    42. Order Mecoptera (Scorpion Flies)
    43. Order Diptera (Flies)
    44. Order Siphonaptera (Fleas)
    45. Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
    46. Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies)
    47. Collecting and Preservation

    GLOSSARY
    REFERENCES CITED
    TAXONOMIC INDEX
    SUBJECT INDEX