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IMMS’ General Textbook of Entomology

Volume I: Structure, Physiology and Development

  • O. W. Richards
  • R. G. Davies

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Anatomy and Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. O. W. Richards, R. G. Davies
      Pages 3-10
    3. O. W. Richards, R. G. Davies
      Pages 11-23
    4. O. W. Richards, R. G. Davies
      Pages 24-26
    5. O. W. Richards, R. G. Davies
      Pages 27-41
    6. O. W. Richards, R. G. Davies
      Pages 42-72
    7. O. W. Richards, R. G. Davies
      Pages 73-80
    8. O. W. Richards, R. G. Davies
      Pages 81-85
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      Pages 86-100
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      Pages 101-122
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      Pages 123-178
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      Pages 179-191
    13. O. W. Richards, R. G. Davies
      Pages 192-208
    14. O. W. Richards, R. G. Davies
      Pages 209-233
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      Pages 234-247
    16. O. W. Richards, R. G. Davies
      Pages 248-262
    17. O. W. Richards, R. G. Davies
      Pages 263-286
    18. O. W. Richards, R. G. Davies
      Pages 287-317
  3. Development and Metamorphosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-322
    2. O. W. Richards, R. G. Davies
      Pages 323-352
    3. O. W. Richards, R. G. Davies
      Pages 353-394
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 395-418

About this book

Introduction

seem as appropriate now as the original balance was when Dr A. D. Imms' textbook was first published over fifty years ago. There are 35 new figures, all based on published illustrations, the sources of which are acknowledged in the captions. We are grateful to the authors concerned and also to Miss K. Priest of Messrs Chapman & Hall, who saved us from many errors and omissions, and to Mrs R. G. Davies for substantial help in preparing the bibliographies and checking references. London O.W.R. May 1976 R.G.D. Part I ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY Chapter I INTRODUCTION Definition of the Insecta (Hexapoda) The insects are tracheate arthropods in which the body is divided into head, thorax and abdomen. A single pair of antennae (homologous with the anten­ nules of the Crustacea) is present and the head also bears a pair of mandibles and two pairs of maxillae, the second pair fused medially to form the labium. The thorax carries three pairs of legs and usually one or two pairs of wings. The abdomen is devoid of ambulatory appendages, and the genital opening is situated near the posterior end of the body. Postembryonic development is rarely direct and a metamorphosis usually occurs.

Keywords

Embryo development entomology nutrition physiology

Authors and affiliations

  • O. W. Richards
    • 1
  • R. G. Davies
    • 1
  1. 1.Imperial CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-6514-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-15210-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6514-3
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