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The Cockroach (Periplaneta Americana, L.) - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483196671, 9781483221700

The Cockroach (Periplaneta Americana, L.)

1st Edition

An Introduction to Entomology for Students of Science and Medicine

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Author: Ewen Cameron
eBook ISBN: 9781483221700
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1961
Page Count: 112
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The Cockroach covers the structure and physiology of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana. This well-known insect is extensively used by research workers for insecticide testing and general experimental work. This book is composed of 12 chapters, and begins with a presentation of the classification, life history and development, and the external features of the American cockroach. These topics are followed by considerable chapters on the internal features of the insect, including its circulatory, nervous, reproductive, and muscular systems, sense organs, and excretion. A chapter presents some practical guidelines in the laboratory for observation, dissection, and drawing. The last chapter describes the parasites and predators of the American cockroach. Zoologists, entomologists, researchers, and entomology students will find this book rewarding.

Table of Contents

I. Introductory: The Insect World

II. Classification, Life History and Development

III. External Features

IV. The Alimentary Canal and Salivary Glands

V. The Circulatory System

VI. The Respiratory System

VII. The Nervous System and Sense Organs

VIII. Excretion: The Malpighian Tubules and Fat-Body

IX. The Reproductive System

X. The Muscular System

XI. Instructions for Practical Work

XII. Parasites and Predators of the Cockroach



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