Evolution of the Insects
Insects are the most diverse group of organisms in the 3 billion-year history of life on Earth, and the most ecologically dominant animals on land. This book chronicles for the first time the complete evolutionary history of insects: their living diversity, relationships and 400 million years of fossils. Whereas other volumes have focused on either living species or fossils, this is the first comprehensive synthesis of all aspects of insect evolution. The book is illustrated with 955 photo- and electronmicrographs, drawings, diagrams, and field photos, many in full colour and virtually all of them original. The book will appeal to anyone engaged with insect diversity: professional entomologists and students, insect and fossil collectors, and naturalists.
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Arthropods and the Origin of Insects
the crickets katydids grasshoppers wetas and kin
the stick and leaf insects
THE ENIGMATIC ORDER
THE EUHYMENOPTERA AND PARASITISM
EVOLUTION OF INSECT SOCIALITY
Antliophora and Amphiesmenoptera ____
The Caddisflies and Lepidoptera
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