The American Cockroach

  • William J. Bell
  • K. G. Adiyodi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Louis M. Roth
    Pages 1-14
  3. Richard R. Mills
    Pages 15-31
  4. P. Michael Fox
    Pages 33-55
  5. D. E. Bignell
    Pages 57-86
  6. P. L. Miller
    Pages 87-116
  7. Donald E. Mullins
    Pages 117-149
  8. Roger G. H. Downer
    Pages 151-174
  9. Rudolph Pipa, Fred Delcomyn
    Pages 175-215
  10. Günter Seelinger, Thomas R. Tobin
    Pages 217-245
  11. Donald J. Sutherland
    Pages 247-273
  12. Fred Delcomyn
    Pages 275-304
  13. Stephen S. Tobe, Barbara Stay
    Pages 305-342
  14. William J. Bell, K. G. Adiyodi
    Pages 343-370
  15. William J. Bell
    Pages 371-397
  16. Robert R. Provine
    Pages 399-423
  17. J. G. Kunkel
    Pages 425-443
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 445-529

About this book


This volume deals mainly with the biology of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana (1.). Contributors were urged to emphasize recent findings, including unpublished data when possible, a goal that would not have been feasible if it were not for the two previously published books on the basic biology of cockroaches, The Biology o/the Cockroach (1968) by D. M. Guthrie and A. R. Tindall and The Cockroach, Volume 1 (1968) by P. B. Cornwell. Those topics not included in The American Cockroach, such as external morphology, are well covered in the two preceding books. In addition, these books provided a broad background upon which contributors to The American Cockroach have been able to build with recent trends, new and established concepts and integration. Although this book deals primarily with the American cockroach, many chapters offer a comparative approach in sections where the more recent and exciting research has been accomplished on other species. Most contributors place the cockroach in perspective with regard to its appropriateness or inappropriateness for various types of biological investigations. Many questions are realistically left unanswered when no acceptable or obvious solution is apparent; an invitation to new researchers to consider the cockroach as an experimental subject.


Integument alimentary canal classification development insect morphology nervous system reproductive system spermatogenesis tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • William J. Bell
    • 1
  • K. G. Adiyodi
    • 2
  1. 1.University of KansasUSA
  2. 2.Vatsyayana Centre of Invertebrate ReproductionCalicut UniversityIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-5829-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5827-2
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors