© 1986

The Evolution of Insect Life Cycles

  • Fritz Taylor
  • Richard Karban
Conference proceedings

Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Geographical Patterns in Insect Life Cycles

  3. Diversity of Life Cycle Patterns

  4. Mechanisms of Insect Life Cycle Evolution

  5. Concluding Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259

About these proceedings


This book was developed out of a symposium at the XVII International Congress of Entomology held in Hamburg, Germany, on August 21, 1984. This symposium was organized by Drs. William Bradshaw and Hugh Dingle, who subsequently asked us to edit the proceedings. The chapters represent, for the most part, papers that were read in Hamburg but have been expanded and updated. The goal of this volume is to provide a comprehensive view of current research on insect life cycles, including field and laboratory studies, broad comparisons among species or local populations, and intensive studies of single populations, as well as theoretical research. Of necessity, given the magnitude of research now being carried out on insects, some important research programs are not included, and therein lie the makings of future volumes. This volume is divided into three parts. The first part, Geographical Patterns in Insect Life Cycles, explores various applications of a comparative method that has been valuable in investigating the potential for variability in life history parameters and the relation of these parameters to important variables in the environment.


adaptation development entomology environment evolution insect insects

Editors and affiliations

  • Fritz Taylor
    • 1
  • Richard Karban
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Department of EntomologyUniversity of California, DavisDavisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Evolution of Insect Life Cycles
  • Editors Fritz Taylor
    Richard Karban
  • Series Title Proceedings in Life Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-96349-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-8668-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-8666-7
  • Series ISSN 0172-6625
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 287
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Zoology
    Cell Biology
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