The Biology of Wetas, King Crickets and Their Allies

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L. H. Field
CABI, Mar 9, 2001 - History - 560 pages
Wetas are native to New Zealand and in evolutionary terms are insect 'dinosaurs' within the Orthoptera. Related species occur in South Africa, Australia, North America and to a lesser extent, Europe. This book brings together all known information on these fascinating groups to form a compendium of existing scientific knowledge for future biological investigation and conservation.All the biological knowledge pertinent to this family under one coverA compendium of scientific knowledge on these ancient insects
 

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Contents

Habitats and Biogeography of New Zealands Deinacridine
35
Stenopelmatidae
57
South African King Crickets Anostostomatidae
73
A Genetic Approach
111
Morphology and Anatomy of New Zealand Wetas
127
Morphometric Analysis of Hemideina spp in New Zealand
163
Sexual Selection and Secondary Sexual Characters of Wetas and King Crickets
179
Anatomy Development and Behaviour of the Chilean Red Cricket Cratomelus
205
Mating Behaviour
317
Aggression Behaviour in New Zealand Tree Wetas
333
Communication and Reproductive Behaviour in North American Jerusalem
351
Effect of Temperature on Drumming Rates of Jerusalem
374
Postembryonic Development and Related Changes
399
Sensory Physiology
429
Neuromuscular Physiology and Motor Control
459
Circadian Rhythms in Tree Wetas Hemideina thoracica
491

The Ecology of Some Large Weta Species in New Zealand
225
The Galleryrelated Ecology of New Zealand Tree Wetas Hemideina femorata
243
Parasites of Anostostomatid Insects
259
Stridulatory Mechanisms and Associated Behaviour in New Zealand Wetas
271
Defence Behaviour
297
Haemolymph Physiology
509
Anastostomatidae
521
Index
529
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