285 subjects from 265 contributorsAccessory Glands; Aestivation; Agricultural Entomology; Amber; Anatomy: Head, Thorax, Abdomen and Genitalia; Antennae; Ants; Aphids; Apis Species; Aposematic Coloration; Apterygota; Aquatic Habitats; Archaeognatha; Arthropoda and related groups;Auchenorrhyncha; Autohemorrhage; Autonomy; Bedbugs;Beekeeping; Bee Products; Beeswax; Biodiversity; Biogenic Amines; Biogeographical Patterns; Biological Control of Insect Pests; Bioluminescence; Biotechnology and Insects; Blattodea; Blood Sucking; Body Size; Boll Weevil; Bombyx mori; Borers; Brain and Optic Lobes; Bubonic Plague; Caste; Caterpillars; Cat Fleas; Cave Insects; Cell Culture; Chemical Defense; Chemoreception;Chiggers and Other Disease-Causing Mites; Chitin; Chromosomes Chrysalis; Cicadas; Circadian Rhythms; Circulatory System; Cocoon; Codling Moth;Coevolution; Cold/Heat Protection; Coleoptera; Collection and Preservation; Collembola; Colonies; Colorado Potato Beetle; Coloration; Commercial Products from Insects; Conservation; Crickets; Crypsis; Cultural Entomology; Cuticle; Daddy-Long-Legs; Dance Language; DDT; Defensive Behavior; Delusory Parasitosis; Dengue; Dermaptera; Development, Hormonal Control; Diapause; Digestion; Digestive System; Diplura; Diptera; Division of Labor in Insect Societies; Dog Heartworm; Dormancy; Drosophila melanogaster; Dung Beetles; Ecdysteroids; Eggs; Egg Coverings; Ekbom Syndrome; Embiidina; Embryogenesis; Endangered Insects; Endopterygota; Entomological Societies; Ephemeroptera; Excretion; Exopterygota; Exoskeleton; Extension Entomology; Vail; Eyes and Vision; Fat Body; Feeding Behavior; Fire Ants; Flight; Folk Beliefs and Superstitions; Food, Insects as; Forensic Entomology; Forest Habitats; Fossil Record; Genetically Modified Plants; Genetic Engineering; Genetic Variation;Grassland Habitats; Greenhouse Gases, Global Warming, and Insects; Growth Individual; Grylloblattodea; Gypsy Moth; Hearing; Hemolymph; Hibernation; History of Entomology; Homeostasis Behavioral; Honey; Honeydew; Host Seeking, by Parasitoids; Host Seeking, for Plants; House Fly; Human history, Insects Effect on; Hymenoptera; Hypermetamorphosis; Hyperparasitism; Imaginal Discs; Immunology; Industrial Melanism; Insecta, Overview; Insect Genomics; Insecticide and Acaricide Resistance; Insecticides; Insectivorous Plants; Insectivorous Vertebrates; Insect Zoos; Integrated Pest Management; Integument; Introduced Insects; Island Biogeography and Evolution; Isoptera; Japanese Beetle; June Beetles; Juvenile Hormones; Ladybugs; Larva; Learning; Legs; Lepidoptera; Lice, Human; Locusts;Magnetic Sense; Malaria; Mantodea; Mantophasmatodea; Marine Insects; Mating Behaviors; Mechanoreception; Mecoptera; Medical Entomology; Medicine, Insects in; Megaloptera; Metabolism; Metamorphosis; Migration; Mimicry; Mites; Molting; Monarchs; Mosquitoes; Mouthparts; Movies, Insects in; Muscle System; Museums and Display Collections; Neosomy; Netropical African Bees;Nest Building; Neuropeptides; Neuroptera; Nomenclature and Classification, Principles of; Nutrition; Ocelli and Stemmata; Odonata; Orientation; Orthoptera; Ovarioles; Oviposition Behavior; Parasitoids; Parental Care; Parthenogenesis; Pathogens of Insects; Phasmida; Pheromones; Phoresy; Photography of Insects; Phthiraptera; Phylogeny of Insects; Physical Control of Insect Pests; Phytophagous Insects; Phytotoxemia; Plant Diseases and Insects; Plant-Insect Interactions; Plecoptera; Pollination and Pollinators; Pollution, Insect Response to; Polyembryony; Population Ecology; Predation/Predatory Insects; Prosorrhyncha; Protura; Psocoptera; Pterygota; Puddling Behavior; Pupa and Puparium; Raphidioptera; Rearing of Insects; Recruitment Communication; Regulatory Entomology; Reproduction, Female; Reproduction, Female: Hormonal Control of; Reproduction, Male; Reproduction, Male: Hormonal Control of; Research Tools, Insects as; Respiratory System; River Blindness; Royal Jelly; Salivary Glands; Scales and Setae; Scorpions; Segmentation; Sericulture; Sex Determination; Sexual Selection; Silk Production; Siphonaptera; Sociality; Soil HabitatsSpermatheca; Spermatophore; Spiders; Stamps, Insects and; Sterile Insect Technique; Sternorrhyncha; Stored Products as Habitats; Strepsiptera; Swimming, Lake Insects; Swimming, Stream Insects; Symbionts Aiding Digestion; Symbionts, Bacterial; Teaching Resources; Temperature, Effects on Development and Growth; Thermoregulation; Thysanoptera; Ticks; Tracheal System; Trichoptera; Tsetse Fly; Urban Habitats;Venom; Veterinary Entomology; Vibrational Communication; Vinegaroons; Vitellogenesis; Walking and Jumping;Wasps; Water and Ion Balance, Hormonal Control of; Wings; Wolbachia; Yellow Fever; Zoonoses, Arthopod-Borne; Zoraptera; Zygentoma
This incredible book will take you anywhere you wish in the fascinating world of insects. Its 271 articles, each written by a recognized specialist, cover the entire spectrum of entomology (the study of insects). The articles, though arranged alphabetically, represent 12 general subject areas, including anatomy, physiology, behavior, evolution, major insect groups, and human interactions. The articles themselves cover such diverse topics as acoustic behavior, Africanized bees, biodiversity, gypsy moths, walking sticks, wings, and yellow fever. Each article ends with a short list of related articles, thus leading the reader along an often branching path further into the intricacies of entomology. The information-packed text is clearly and concisely written and well illustrated with both line drawings and color photographs. A glossary that defines 750 specialized terms and an index comprising 7000 entries complete this gargantuan tome, which weighs 7 lbs., 9 oz. Though not scholarly, this book would be of interest to professionals who need to check quickly on a specialty that is not theirs. It is appropriate for academic libraries and would be especially useful in public libraries, giving lay readers information on any aspect of entomology all in one book.-Annette Aiello, Smithsonian Tropical Research Inst., Panama Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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