Interrelationship Between Insects and Plants

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CRC Press, May 27, 1998 - Science - 336 pages
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One of the world's most insightful writers on the subject brings together an array of important and readable information on the ways in which insects and plants coexist in nature. Interrelationship Between Insects and Plants is a rare and expansive look at the intertwining of these two vastly different species. Its aim is to summarize in a simple and understandable way the basis of food selection among insects, and to review the various sides of their relationships with plants.
  

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Contents

A brief and simple review of plantarthropod relationships
1
Plantfeeding insects and arthropods of the geological past
11
An early twentieth century classification of food plant
27
Relationships between insects and fungi
55
Physiology of food selection
71
Carnivorous and protocarnivorous plants
101
Myrmecophily and antplants
123
epizoic symbiosis
143
Natural weed control in the Holarctic region
167
Pollination
173
Coevolution or not between insects and plants
201
A general review of insectplant relationships
209
Epilogue
217
References
237
Plant index
279
Insect index
289

Galls and mines
151
Insect mimicry and homochromy in relation to plants
161

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