Insect Anatomy

Insect Anatomy

Structure and Function

1st Edition - October 1, 2023

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  • Editor: Bernard Moussian
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323856195

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Insect Anatomy: Structure and Function provides both morphological and anatomical descriptions of insect tissues and organs using updated methods. Insects play important roles in diverse ecosystems, with subsequent, tremendous impacts on human society through disease, agriculture effects, and more. Both beneficial and detrimental insect species continuously challenge agriculture and medicine. Written by international experts of insect morphology and anatomy, this book offers concise descriptions of all part of an insect’s anatomy, including the brain and nervous system, tracheal system, blood, reproductive organs, and kidney system.The book also covers external insect parts such as antennae, wings and different forms of insect epidermis. Insect tissues and organs are analyzed as they relate to gene and protein function in distinct types of cells, tissues, and organs.

Key Features

  • Covers morphological and anatomical bases for gene and protein functions
  • Examines insect tissues and organs using modern imaging methods
  • Delves into the ecological and evolutionary factors of successful, surviving insect species


Researchers specializing in entomology, developmental biology, insect physiology, evolutionary biologists, Students in entomology, agricultural scientists and ecologists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Insect Organs and Tissues – B. Moussian
    2. Brain and Nervous System Development During Embryogenesis
    3. Morphological and Differentiation of the Tracheal System
    4. The Insect Kidney and Malpighian Tubules
    5. Epidermis
    6. Haemolymph or Insect Blood
    7. Fat Body and Oenocytes
    8. Heart, Visceral, and Somatic Muscles
    9. Salivary Glands
    10. Intestinal Tracts
    11. Wings
    12. Antennae
    13. Reproductive Organs
    14. Organ and Tissue Communication

Product details

  • No. of pages: 701
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: October 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323856195

About the Editor

Bernard Moussian

Bernard Moussian is a Professor at the University Nice Sophia-Antipolis and has also served as a guest professor at the Shanxi University in Taiyuan, China, since 2015. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics from the Max-Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Germany. His research expertise includes insect genetics, taxonomy, patterning, embryogenesis, and Drosophila in particular. He has published and contributed to over 100 scholarly articles within entomological studies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Nice, France

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