Encyclopedia of Insects

Encyclopedia of Insects

1st Edition - March 19, 2003

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  • Editors: Vincent Resh, Ring Cardé
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080546056

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The Encyclopedia of Insects is a comprehensive work devoted to all aspects of insects, including their anatomy, physiology, evolution, behavior, reproduction, ecology, and disease, as well as issues of exploitation, conservation, and management. Articles provide definitive facts about all insects from aphids, beetles and butterflies to weevils and yellowjackets. Insects are beautiful and dreadful, ravenous pests and devastating disease vectors, resilient and resistant to eradication, and the source of great benefit and great loss for civilization. Important for ecosystem health, they have influenced the evolution of other life forms on our planet including humans. Anyone interested in insects, from university professors and researchers to high school students preparing a report, will find The Encyclopedia of Insects an indispensable volume for insect information.

Key Features

* An unprecedented collection in 1,276 pages covering every important aspect of insects
* Presents 270 original articles, thoroughly peer reviewed and edited for consistency
* Features 1,000 figures and tables, including 500 full-color photographs
* Includes the latest information contributed by 250 experts in 17 countries
* Designed to save research time with a full glossary, 1,700 cross-references, and 3,000 bibliographic entries


All levels of university students, researchers, and professional entomologists. Also pest management officers in agrobusiness or government. Ideal for public, academic, and government libraries.

Table of Contents

  • Agricultural Entomology; Biotechnology and Insects; Circadian Rhythms; Defensive Behavior; Excretory System (Structure and Function); Feeding Behavior; Forensic Entomology; Genetic Engineering of Insects; Host Seeking, by Parasitoids; Insecticide and Acaricide Resistance; Japanese Beetle; Larvae, Pupae; Mechanoreception (Touch, Sensillar Structure);Neurosecretory Cells; Nomenclature and Classification, Pheromones; Scales and Setae; Tsetse Fly; and more

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1266
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2003
  • Published: March 19, 2003
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080546056

About the Editors

Vincent Resh

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Berkeley, USA

Ring Cardé

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, USA

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