The Insects: Structure and Function
Cambridge University Press, 2013 - Nature - 929 pages
Machine generated contents note: List of contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Prologue / George C. McGavin; Part I. The Head, Ingestion, Utilization and Distribution of Food: 1. Head / Stephen J. Simpson; 2. Mouthparts and feeding / Stephen J. Simpson; 3. Alimentary canal, digestion and absorption / Angela E. Douglas; 4. Nutrition / Angela E. Douglas and Stephen J. Simpson; 5. Circulatory system, blood and the immune system / Angela E. Douglas and Michael T. Siva-Jothy; 6. Fat body / Deborah K. Hoshizaki; Part II. The Thorax and Locomotion: 7. Thorax / Graham K. Taylor; 8. Legs and locomotion / Graham K. Taylor; 9. Wings and flight / Graham K. Taylor; 10. Muscles / John C. Sparrow; Part III. The Abdomen, Reproduction and Development: 11. Abdomen / Leigh W. Simmons; 12. Reproductive system: male / Leigh W. Simmons; 13. Reproductive system: female / Leigh W. Simmons; 14. The egg and embryology / Michael R. Strand; 15. Postembryonic development / Stuart Reynolds; Part IV. The Integument, Gas Exchange and Homeostasis: 16. Integument / Hans Merzendorfer; 17. Gaseous exchange / Jon F. Harrison and Lutz Thilo Wasserthal; 18. Excretion and salt and water regulation / Julian Dow; 19. Thermal relations / John S. Terblanche; Part V. Communication; Section 1. Physiological Co-ordination within the Insect: 20. Nervous system / Stephen Rogers; 21. Endocrine system / Stuart Reynolds; Section 2. Perception of the Environment: 22. Vision / Michael F. Land and Lars Chittka; 23. Mechanoreception / Tom Matheson; 24. Chemoreception / Bronwen Cribb and David Merritt; Section 3. Communication with other Organisms: 25. Visual signals: colour and light production / Peter Vukusic and Lars Chittka; 26. Mechanical communication: producing sound and substrate vibrations / Ralf Heinrich; 27. Chemical communication: pheromones and chemicals with interspecific significance / Jeremy McNeil and Jocelyn G. Millar; Taxonomic index; Subject index.
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Fantastic textbook on the subject, unlike other textbooks I have read you can easily dip in and out of it if you want to understand something, very comprehensive and goes into detail about the chemistry behind the physiology - really recommend.
Mouthparts and feeding
Alimentary canal digestion and absorption
Circulatory system blood and the immune system
Legs and locomotion
Excretion and salt and water regulation
Wings and flight
Reproductive system male
Reproductive system female
The egg and embryology