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Daly and Doyen's Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity

Third Edition

James B. Whitfield and Alexander H. Purcell III

September 2014

ISBN: 9780199873784

656 pages
Paperback
235x191mm

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Price: £47.99

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Description

Daly's Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity is respected for the balanced presentation and evolutionary perspective it brings to the study of entomology.

  • An all-in-one resource that introduces both comprehensive coverage of general biological principles as they relate to insects as well as numerous insect identification keys.
  • Detailed insect identification keys showing the range of insect diversity
  • Plentiful line drawings and photographs clearly illustrating insect physiology
  • Detailed, clear, and relevant coverage appropriate for a wide range of undergraduate students

About the Author(s)

James B. Whitfield, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Alexander H. Purcell III, University of California, Berkeley

James Whitfield is Professor of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Alexander Purcell is Professor Emeritus of Entomology at the University of California, Berkeley

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. Pest Management
    PART 3: INSECT DIVERSITY
    13. The Study of Classification
    14. An Evolutionary Perspective of the Insects
    15. Keys to the Orders of Hexapoda
    16. The Noninsect Hexapoda: Protura, Collembola, and Diplura
    17. The Apterygote Insects: Archaeognatha and Thysanura
    18. Order Ephemeroptera (Mayflies)
    19. Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
    20. Order Blattodea (Including former Isoptera): Cockroaches and Termites
    21. Order Mantodea (Mantids)
    22. Order Grylloblattodea (Grylloblattids)
    23. Order Mantophasmatodea (Heelwalkers or Gladiators)
    24. Order Dermaptera (Earwigs)
    25. Order Plecoptera (Stoneflies)
    26. Order Embiidina (Embioptera, Webspinners, Embiids)
    27. Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, etc.)
    28. Order Phasmatodea (Stick Insects)
    29. Order Zoraptera (ZorapterAns)
    30. Order Psocoptera (Psocids, Bark Lice, and Book Lice)
    31. Order Phthiraptera (Lice)
    32. Order Hemiptera (Bugs, Leafhoppers, etc.)
    33. Order Thysanoptera (Thrips)
    34. Order Megaloptera (Alderflies and Dobsonflies)
    35. Order Raphidioptera (Snakeflies)
    36. Order Neuroptera (Lacewings, Ant Lions, etc.)
    37. Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
    38. Order Strepsiptera (Twisted Wing Parasites)
    39. Order Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, Ants, etc.)
    40. Order Mecoptera (Scorpion Flies)
    41. Order Diptera (Flies)
    42. Order Siphonaptera (Fleas)
    43. Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
    44. Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies)
    45. Collecting and Preservation
    REFERENCES CITED
    TAXONOMIC INDEX
    SUBJECT INDEX

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

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