Insect Behavior Book

Insect Behavior


  • Author : Janice R. Matthews
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429725036

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Insect Behavior Excerpt :

Interest in insect behavior is growing rapidly, as reflected both in courses devoted fully to the topic and in its inclusion in general biology, ecology, invertebrate zoology, and animal behavior--as well as general entomology--curricula. Instructors and students find that insects are in many ways uniquely suitable animals for behavioral study: the

Nerve Cells and Insect Behavior Book

Nerve Cells and Insect Behavior


  • Author : Kenneth David Roeder
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 0674608011

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Nerve Cells and Insect Behavior Excerpt :

Insects are ideal subjects for neurophysiological studies. This classic volume relates the activities of nerve cells to the activities of insects, something that had never been attempted when the book first appeared in 1963. In several elegant experiments, Roeder shows how stimulus and behavior are related through the nervous system.

Insect Behavior Book

Insect Behavior


  • Author : Alex Aguilar
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1090169838

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Chemicals Controlling Insect Behavior Book

Chemicals Controlling Insect Behavior


  • Author : Morton Beroza
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-12-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323160575

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Chemicals Controlling Insect Behavior Excerpt :

Chemicals Controlling Insect Behavior consists of papers originally presented at the Symposium on Chemicals Controlling Insect Behavior at the 157th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 16, 1969. Organized into seven chapters, this book presents information on insect pheromones, insect defense mechanisms, and other insect attractants and repellent. It specifically describes the sex pheromones of the Lepidoptera, the attractant pheromones of Coleoptera, and the boll weevil sex attractant. The chemical basis of insect sociality and arthropod defensive secretions are also explained. Lastly, the practice in programs within the USDA relating toinsect attractants and repellents is discussed. This book will serve as groundwork for even greater and more rapid progress in this field of interest. It will be useful to chemists, biochemists, biologists, entomologists, and others working to control insect pests.

Insect Behavior Book

Insect Behavior


  • Author : Alex Córdoba-Aguilar
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-07-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192518095

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Insect Behavior Excerpt :

Insects display a staggering diversity of behaviors. Studying these systems provides insights into a wide range of ecological, evolutionary, and behavioral questions including the genetics of behavior, phenotypic plasticity, chemical communication, and the evolution of life-history traits. This accessible text offers a new approach that provides the reader with the necessary theoretical and conceptual foundations, at different hierarchical levels, to understand insect behavior. The book is divided into three main sections: mechanisms, ecological and evolutionary consequences, and applied issues. The final section places the preceding chapters within a framework of current threats to human survival - climate change, disease, and food security - before providing suggestions and insights as to how we can utilize an understanding of insect behavior to control and/or ameliorate them. Each chapter provides a concise, authoritative review of the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological foundations of each topic.

Insect Behavior Book

Insect Behavior


  • Author : Robert W. Matthews
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2009-10-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN 10 : 9048123895

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Insect Behavior Excerpt :

This book offers a comprehensive overview of fundamental concepts of animal behavior as they relate to insects. Considerably updated and expanded, this new edition includes 26 case studies, as well as 45 new color plates and 173 figures (over 40% of them new) with detailed legends that add richness to the well-written, accessible text.

Dynamics Of Insect Behavior Book

Dynamics Of Insect Behavior


  • Author : Ananthakrishnan, T.N.
  • Publisher : Scientific Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9789386347534

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Dynamics Of Insect Behavior Excerpt :

In this book, 'state of art' situation in patterns of behaviour is presented by the authors, each with expertise in respective fields on diverse aspects such as pollination, predation and parasitism, forest and agricultural pests, besides the dynamics of aquatic insects in general and dragonflies in particular, in addition to insect vectors of diseases. The need for an appreciation of the differentiation processes controlling growth and development of plant galls has been adequately emphasised, these galls representing highly regulated growth manifestations of plants, ensuring nutrition and shelter for the insects concerned. Behavioural shifts of insects due to current climatic changes and their implications in insect conservation and control are also highlighted. This book will be relevant to the undergraduate and particularly graduate students taking courses in insect ecology and evolution, conservation biology and environmental management as well as to committed researchers in these fields in addition to conservation practitioners eager to have a comprehensive background of the multifaceted aspects of insect behavioural dynamics.

Insect Ecology Book

Insect Ecology


  • Author : Peter W. Price
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139504430

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Insect Ecology Excerpt :

Combining breadth of coverage with detail, this logical and cohesive introduction to insect ecology couples concepts with a broad range of examples and practical applications. It explores cutting-edge topics in the field, drawing on and highlighting the links between theory and the latest empirical studies. The sections are structured around a series of key topics, including behavioral ecology; species interactions; population ecology; food webs, communities and ecosystems; and broad patterns in nature. Chapters progress logically from the small scale to the large; from individual species through to species interactions, populations and communities. Application sections at the end of each chapter outline the practicality of ecological concepts and show how ecological information and concepts can be useful in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. Each chapter ends with a summary, providing a brief recap, followed by a set of questions and discussion topics designed to encourage independent and creative thinking.

Insect Sounds and Communication Book

Insect Sounds and Communication


  • Author : Sakis Drosopoulos
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2005-11-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420039337

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Insect Sounds and Communication Excerpt :

While we may have always assumed that insects employ auditory communication, our understanding of it has been impeded by various technical challenges. In comparison to the study of an insect's visual and olfactory expression, research in the area of acoustic communication has lagged behind. Filling this void, Insect Sounds and Communication is the first multi-author volume to present a comprehensive portrait on this elusive subject. The text includes 32 chapters written by top experts from all corners of the globe. Divided into two major sections, this groundbreaking text starts with a general introduction to insect sounds and communication that leads into a discussion of the technical aspects of recording and analyzing sounds. It then considers the functioning of the sense organs and sensory systems involved in acoustic behavior, and goes on to investigate the impact that variables such as body size and temperature have on insect sounds and vibrations. Several chapters are devoted to various evolutionary and ecological aspects of insect communication, and include rare information on seldom-studied groups, including Neuropterida and Plecoptera. The second section of the book includes chapters on communication and song repertoires of a wide diversity of insects, including Heteroptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Psylloidea, Diptera, Coleoptera, and Hymenoptera . Insect Sounds and Communication is packaged with a DVD, which holds sound and video recordings of many of the insects discussed throughout the text, as well as many full color illustrations not included in the printed text. The DVD also features an unabridged discussion in French of the contribution of the famous French cicadologist, Michel Boulard.

Behavioral Ecology of Insect Parasitoids Book

Behavioral Ecology of Insect Parasitoids


  • Author : Eric Wajnberg
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-04-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470695456

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Behavioral Ecology of Insect Parasitoids Excerpt :

Written by a team of leading international specialists, Behavioral Ecology of Insect Parasitoids examines the optimal behaviors that parasitoids exhibit in order to maximize long term offspring production. It is an essential reference for research scientists and students studying these fascinating insects or for anyone involved in using parasitoids in biological control programs. Reviews topical issues, including cutting edge research on parasitoid decision making and the implications for biological control Explores applications in other fields, provides information on the latest research methods, and includes helpful case studies and statistical tools Creates a deeper understanding of the link between behavioural strategies and host mortality, resulting in more efficient selective pest management programs “Overall, this is a fascinating volume that provides a significant contribution to the literature on parasitoid insects. It goes a long way toward providing insights into numerous aspects of parasitoid behavior and will stimulate a diversity of future projects, something that should be the goal of any such text. I highly recommend Wajnberg et al. for all of those working on the biology or evolution of parasitoids.” Palaios 2009

Insect Pests of Stored Grain Book

Insect Pests of Stored Grain


  • Author : Ranjeet Kumar
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771885041

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Insect Pests of Stored Grain Excerpt :

Stored products of agriculture and animal origin are attacked by more than 600 species of beetles, 70 species of moths, and about 355 species of mites, causing huge quantitative and qualitative losses and insect contamination in food commodities. This is an important quality control problem. This book, Insect Pests of Stored Grain: Biology, Behavior, and Management Strategies, provides comprehensive coverage of stored product entomology for the sustainable management of insects and other noninsect pests, such as mites, birds, rodents, and fungi, with the aim to mitigate and eliminate these losses of food from grains. The author, who has studied sustainable and herbal management of stored grain and seed insect pests in his research, considers sustainable management of stored grain insect pests and eco-friendly approaches along with the utilization of waste materials. Starting with a history of stored product entomology from the beginning to the modern era in detail along with an introduction of storage entomology, the book then goes on to cover a range of important issues, including Significant developments in the field of storage entomology Classification and identification of important stored grain insects Major stored product coleopteran and lepidopteran insects that infest stored commodities Estimation of losses caused by stored grain insect pests Factors responsible for infestation of stored grain insects Different storage structures Alternative methods for the management of stored grain insects by utilization of behavior modification techniques or utilization of secondary metabolites of plants Fumigation of stored grains for the protection of infestation Insect Pests of Stored Grain: Biology, Behavior, and Management Strategies covers a vast amount of valuable information on stored product entomology for the sustainable management of insects and other noninsect pests.

Experimental Analysis of Insect Behaviour Book

Experimental Analysis of Insect Behaviour


  • Author : L.B. Browne
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642866661

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Experimental Analysis of Insect Behaviour Excerpt :

This volume has come about as a direct result of a Symposium entitled "Experimental Analysis of Insect Behaviour" which was an important con tribution to the 14 International Congress of Entomology held in Canberra, Australia, in August 1972 under the joint sponsorship of the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Entomological Society. It is not, however, strictly Symposium proceedings. I have included, in this volume contributions from several workers who had to withdraw from the Symposium at a fairly late stage. Furthermore, quite intentionally, a number of the contributions bear only a general relationship to the papers given at the Congress. To permit this; the deadline for contribu tions was set at some six months after the Symposium. I imposed no restrictions on the form of the contributions. I did, however, indicate that speculative reviews highlighting the author's own recent research or that of his immediate colleagues would be particularly acceptable, and a number of the contributors have taken the opportunity to write this kind of paper. Several contributors, notably those whose task it was to give more general papers in the Symposium itself, have written reviews of somewhat greater scope.

The Evolution of Social Behaviour in Insects and Arachnids Book
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The Evolution of Social Behaviour in Insects and Arachnids


  • Author : Jae C.. Choe
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1997-03-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 541
  • ISBN 10 : 0521589770

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The Evolution of Social Behaviour in Insects and Arachnids Excerpt :

Comprehensive and unbeatable guide to the evolution of cooperation in insects and arachnids.

The Host Plant in Relation to Insect Behaviour and Reproduction Book
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The Host Plant in Relation to Insect Behaviour and Reproduction


  • Author : T. Jermy
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461342748

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The Host Plant in Relation to Insect Behaviour and Reproduction Excerpt :

Preference to oviposition and antibiosis mechanism to jassids (Amrasca devastans Dist.) in cotton (Gossypium sp.).- Studies on the induction of food preference in alfalfa ladybird, Subcoccinella 24-punctata L. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae).- Feeding and nutrition of the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum (Harris), with special reference to amino acids.- The ability of Locusta migratoria L. to perceive plant surface waxes.- Antifeedant properties of seedling grasses.- A critical review of the methodology and interpretation of experiments designed to assay the phagostimulatory activity of chemicals to.

Sexual Selection and Reproductive Competition in Insects Book

Sexual Selection and Reproductive Competition in Insects


  • Author : Murray Blum
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-12-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323148955

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Sexual Selection and Reproductive Competition in Insects Excerpt :

Sexual Selection and Reproductive Competition in Insects explores the biological mechanisms underlying intrasexual reproductive competition as a driving force in sexual selection in insects. The book contains papers presented at a symposium on reproductive behavior in insects, held at the 15th International Congress of Entomology in Washington, D.C., in 1976. Organized into 13 chapters, this volume begins with a historical background on sexual selection theory and some of the principal conceptual advances that have been made since Charles Darwin (1871) posited that a sexual character was a characteristic possessed by only one sex and not the other. It then introduces the reader to differences in patterns of sexual selection and how they affect the reproductive success of individuals, male-female mating relationships, and mate choice by females. The book also discusses the evolution of mating strategies in insects, touching on concepts such as parental investment, female choice, and sexual conflict. Later chapters focus on winglessness, fighting, and dimorphism in male fig wasps and other insects, along with agonistic behavior among males of Achias australis, the function of horns in beetles, and the evolution of alternative male reproductive strategies in field crickets. The book also looks into the courtship and mating behavior of insects, and then concludes with an analysis of insect life histories in order to elucidate the biological aspects of the male-female phenomenon. This book is an essential reading for biologists and chemists.