Morphology and Evolution of the Insect Abdomen

Morphology and Evolution of the Insect Abdomen

With Special Reference to Developmental Patterns and Their Bearings upon Systematics

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Author: Ryuichi Matsuda
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483187518

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Morphology and Evolution of the Insect Abdomen: With Special Reference to Developmental Patterns and Their Bearings Upon Systematics focuses on the morphology and evolution of the skeletal structures of the insect abdomen and the internal reproductive system. Emphasis is placed on patterns of development and their implications for systematics. Comprised of 44 chapters, this book begins with an introduction to the principles of structural evolution, paying particular attention to morphogenetical regularities and anagenesis, heterochrony, substitution and homology, and analogy. The next section is devoted to various aspects of the insect abdomen including abdominal segmentation, appendages, and ovipositor as well as the male external genitalia, the male and female efferent duct, and the abdominal ganglia. The final section deals with the abdomen of a wide range of insect classes such as Protura, Collembola, Orthoptera, Coleoptera, Homoptera, Mantodea, and Diptera. This monograph will be of interest to entomologists, physiologists, and evolutionary biologists.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction


    Part I. Principles of Structural Evolution

    1. Morphogenetical Regularities and Anagenesis

    2. Heterochrony




    The Law of Deviation


    The Biogenetic Law

    3. Substitution and Homology

    4. Homology and Analogy

    Definition and the Major Criterion of Homology

    Subsidiary Criteria of Homologization (Identification)

    Homologization (Identification) of Some Structures Based on the Developmental Sequence

    Development of Muscles and Exoskeleton and the Reliability of Muscle Attachments as Landmarks in Identifying External Structures

    Innervation as a Basis of Homologization (Identification)

    Homologizations (Identifications) of Some Internal Structures in Insects

    Limitation of the Homology Concept

    Kinds of Homology

    Convergence and Analogy

    Alteration of Function of Homologous Structures

    5. Conclusions and Prospects

    6. Summary

    Morphogenetical Regularities and Anagenesis


    Substitution and Homology

    Definition, Criteria, Kinds and Attributes of Homology

    Part II. A General Discussion on the Insect Abdomen

    7. Abdominal Segmentation

    8. Abdominal Appendages and Similar Structures

    9. The Male External Genitalia

    10. The Ovipositor and Associated Structures

    11. The Origin of External Genitalia in Insects

    12. The Male Efferent Duct and Associated Structures

    13. The Female Efferent Duct and Associated Structures

    14. The Abdominal Ganglia

    Part III. Special Discussions on the Insect Abdomen

    15. The Protura

    16. The Collembola

    17. The Diplura

    18. The Thysanura

    19. The Odonata

    20. The Ephemeroptera

    21. The Plecoptera

    22. The Embioptera

    23. The Phasmida

    24. The Zoraptera

    25. The Blattaria

    26. The Isoptera

    27. The Mantodea

    28. The Grylloblattodea

    29. The Orthoptera

    30. The Dermaptera

    31. The Coleoptera

    32. The Psocoptera

    33. The Phthiraptera (Mallophaga and Anoplura)

    34. The Thysanoptera

    35. The Homoptera

    36. The Heteroptera

    37. The Neuroptera

    38. The Mecoptera

    39. The Diptera

    40. The Siphonaptera

    41. The Hymenoptera

    42. The Strepsiptera

    43. The Trichoptera

    44. The Lepidoptera and Zeugloptera

    Literature Cited

    Additions to Literature Cited

    Taxonomic Index

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Other Titles in the Series in Pure and Applied Biology

Product details

  • No. of pages: 544
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483187518

About the Author

Ryuichi Matsuda

About the Editor

G. A. Kerkut

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