Daly and Doyen's Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity

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Edition: 4th
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2021-02-23
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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Written for students who have completed an introductory course in biology, the fourth edition of Daly and Doyen's Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity presents the ideal balance of basic biological principles and in-depth treatment of insect classification, including keys for identifying more than four hundred families. In this fourth edition, James B. Whitfield, of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, continues as lead author, bringing a wealth of expertise on molecular analysis relating to development and systematics.

Author Biography

James B. Whitfield is Professor of Entomology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Alexander Purcell III is Professor of Entomology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of Contents



1. Introduction
2. The Insect Body
3. The Integument
4. Continuity of the Generations: Development and Reproduction
5. Maintenance and Movement
6. Reception of Stimuli and Integration of Activities
7. Social Relationships


8. Diversity and Adaptations of Insects in Selected Habitats
9. Insects and Vascular Plants
10. Entomophagous Insects
11. Insects and Microbes
12. Medical and Veterinary Entomology
13. Pest Management
14. Insects and Conservation


15. The Study of Classification
16. An Evolutionary Perspective of the Insects
17. Keys to the Orders of Hexapoda
18. The Non-insect Hexapoda: Protura, Collembola and Diplura
19. The Apterygote Insects: Archaeognatha and Thysanura
20. Order Ephemeroptera (Mayflies)
21. Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
22. Order Blattodea (Including former "Isoptera") - Cockroaches And Termites
23. Order Mantodea (Mantids)
24. Order Grylloblattodea (Grylloblattids)
25. Mantophasmatodea (Heelwalkers or Gladiators)
26. Order Dermaptera (Earwigs)
27. Order Plecoptera (Stoneflies)
28. Order Embiidina (Embioptera, Web Spinners, Embiids)
29. Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, etc.)
30. Order Phasmatodea (Stick Insects)
31. Order Zoraptera (Zorapterans)
32. Order Psocoptera (Psocids, Bark Lice, and Book Lice)
33. Order Phthiraptera (Lice)
34. Order Hemiptera (Bugs, Leafhoppers, etc.)
35. Thysanoptera (Thrips)
36. Order Megaloptera (Alderflies and Dobsonflies)
37. Order Raphidioptera (Snakeflies)
38. Order Neuroptera (Lacewings, Antlions, etc.)
39. Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
40. Order Strepsiptera (Twisted Wing Parasites
41. Order Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, Ants, etc.)
42. Order Mecoptera (Scorpionflies)
43. Diptera (Flies)
44. Order Siphonaptera (Fleas)
45. Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
46. Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies)
47. Collecting and Preservation

References Cited
Taxonomic Index
Subject Index

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