Encyclopedia of Insects, Second Edition by Vincent H. Resh, Ring T. Cardé

By Vincent H. Resh, Ring T. Cardé

Product Description presented top Reference by means of the recent York Public Library (2004), awesome educational name via selection (2003), and AAP/PSP 2003 top unmarried quantity Reference/Sciences by means of organization of yank Publishers' specialist Scholarly Publishing department, the 1st version of Encyclopedia of bugs used to be acclaimed because the such a lot entire paintings dedicated to bugs. protecting all points of insect anatomy, body structure, evolution, habit, copy, ecology, and illness, in addition to problems with exploitation, conservation, and administration, this ebook units the traditional in entomology. the second one variation of this reference will proceed the culture via supplying the main accomplished, valuable, and up to date source for execs. accelerated sections in forensic entomology, biotechnology and Drosphila, mirror the whole replace of over three hundred subject matters. Articles contributed by way of over 260 excessive profile and the world over famous entomologists offer definitive evidence relating to all bugs from ants, beetles, and butterflies to yellow jackets, zoraptera, and zygentoma. * sixty six% NEW and revised content material by way of over two hundred overseas specialists* New chapters on Bedbugs, Ekbom Syndrome, Human background, Genomics, Vinegaroons * accelerated sections on insect-human interactions, genomics, biotechnology, and ecology* all of the 273 articles up to date to mirror the advances that have taken position in entomology study because the prior version * gains 1,000 full-color photos, figures and tables * an entire word list, 1,700 cross-references, 3,000 bibliographic entries, and on-line entry keep learn time* up-to-date with on-line entry. a glance within: Encyclopedia of bugs, moment Edition--Ladybugs (Click to amplify) Larvae of Asian woman BeetleThe ratio of leg size to physique size varies in accordance with nutrition Pupa of Orange Ladybird The pupa is generally shaped at the host plant Eyed Ladybug Reflex bleeding is a safety mechanism to discourage predators

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Zool. 2, 223–263. , and Suzuki, M. (1982). Diapause response to photoperiod and night interruption in Mamestra brassicae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Appl. Entomol. Zool. 17, 398–409. Hinton, H. E. (1960). Cryptobiosis in the larva of Polypedilum vanderplanki Hint (Chironomidae). J. Insect Physiol. 5, 286–300. Masaki, S. (1980). Summer diapause. Annu. Rev. Entomol. 25, 1–25. Matthée, J. J. (1951). ). Union S. Afr. Dep. Agric. Sci. Bull. 316, 1–83. Tauber, M. , Tauber, C. , and Masaki, S. (1986). ” Oxford University Press, New York.

Sperm can be stored for some length of time in spermathecae, with the record belonging to ant queens that maintain sperm viability for a decade or more. Secretions of spermathecal glands are poorly characterized, and how sperm is maintained for such extended periods is not known. Spermathecal tissue seems to create a chemical environment that maintains sperm viability, perhaps through reduced metabolism. A nutritional function is also possible. Transport of sperm out of storage can be facilitated by the secretions of the spermathecal gland, which presumably activate quiescent sperm to move toward the primary reproductive tract.

Insect-based biological control of both insect and weed pests is worth additional millions in reclaimed land and crop production, and even insect disposal of dung and other waste materials, although decidedly unglamorous, is economically significant in fields, rangelands, and forests throughout the country. So, for no reason other than economic self-interest, there’s reason enough for creating an encyclopedia of insects. But what can be learned from insects that can’t be learned from an encyclopedia of any other abundant group of organisms?

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