Six-Legged Soldiers: Using Insects as Weapons of War by Jeffrey A. Lockwood

By Jeffrey A. Lockwood

Six-Legged infantrymen: utilizing bugs as guns of battle КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Oxford college PressАвтор(ы): Jeffrey A. LockwoodЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2009Количество страниц: 400ISBN: 978-0-19-533305-3Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 4.26 mb RapidIfolder sixty eight

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Insect bioecology and nutrition for integrated pest by Antônio Ricardo Panizzi, José R. P. Parra

By Antônio Ricardo Panizzi, José R. P. Parra

Content material: basic elements creation to Insect Bioecology and meals for built-in Pest administration (IPM) Antonio R. Panizzi and Jose R. P. Parra dietary Indices for Measuring Insect nutrients consumption and usage Jose R. P. Parra, Antonio R. Panizzi, and Marineia L. Haddad The Evolution of synthetic Diets and Their Interactions in technological know-how and expertise Jose R. P. Parra Molecular and Evolutionary body structure of Insect Digestion Walter R. Terra and Clelia Ferreira Insect-Plant Interactions Marina A. Pizzamiglio-Gutierrez Symbionts and nutrients of bugs Edson Hirose, Antonio R. Panizzi, and Simone S. Prado Bioecology and nutrients as opposed to Chemical Ecology: The Multitrophic Interactions Mediated by means of Chemical indications Jose M. S. Bento and Cristiane Nardi Cannibalism in bugs Alessandra F. okay. Santana, Ana C. Roselino, Fabricio A. Cappelari, and Fernando S. Zucoloto Implications of Plant Hosts and bug nutrients on Entomopathogenic illnesses Daniel R. Sosa-Gomez particular features Neotropical Ants (Hymenoptera) useful teams: dietary and utilized Implications Carlos R. F. Brandao, Rogerio R. Silva, and Jacques H. C. Delabie Social Bees (Bombini, Apini, Meliponini) Astrid M. P. Kleinert, Mauro Ramalho, Marilda Cortopassi-Laurino, Marcia F. Ribeiro, and Vera L. Imperatriz-Fonseca Defoliators (Lepidoptera) Alessandra F. ok. Santana, Carla Cresoni-Pereira, and Fernando S. Zucoloto Seed-Sucking insects (Heteroptera) Antonio R. Panizzi and Flavia A. C. Silva Seed-Chewing Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Bruchinae) Cibele S. Ribeiro-Costa and Lucia M. Almeida Rhizophagous Beetles (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae) Lenita J. Oliveira and Jose R. Salvadori Gall-Inducing bugs: From Anatomy to Biodiversity G. Wilson Fernandes, Marco A. A. Carneiro, and Rosy M. S. Isaias Detritivorous bugs Julio N. C. Louzada and Elizabeth S. Nichols Insect Pests in kept Grain Sonia M. N. Lazzari and Flavio A. Lazzari Fruit Flies (Diptera) Carla Cresoni-Pereira and Fernando S. Zucoloto Sap-Sucking bugs (Aphidoidea) Sonia M. N. Lazzari and Regina C. Zonta-de-Carvalho Parasitoids (Hymenoptera) Fernando L. Consoli and S. Bradleigh Vinson Predatory insects (Heteroptera) Vanda H. P. Bueno and Joop C. van Lenteren Predatory Beetles (Coccinellidae) Lucia M. Almeida and Cibele S. Ribeiro-Costa eco-friendly Lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae): Predatory way of life Gilberto S. Albuquerque, Catherine A. Tauber, and Maurice J. Tauber Hematophages (Diptera, Siphonaptera, Hemiptera, Phthiraptera) Mario A. Navarro-Silva and Ana C. D. Bona utilized points Plant Resistance and bug Bioecology and food Jose D. Vendramim and Elio C. Guzzo Insect Bioecology and food for built-in Pest administration Antonio R. Panizzi, Jose R. P. Parra, and Flavia A .C. Silva Index

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What does the honeybee see? And how do we know?: A critique by Adrian Horridge

By Adrian Horridge

This e-book is the one account of what the bee, for instance of an insect, truly detects with its eyes. Bees realize a few visible beneficial properties comparable to edges and colors, yet there's no signal that they reconstruct styles or prepare good points to shape items. Bees realize movement yet don't have any conception of what it's that strikes, and positively they don't realize “things” via their shapes. but they truly see good sufficient to fly and locate nutrients with a minute mind. Bee imaginative and prescient is hence suitable to the development of easy man made visible platforms, for instance for cellular robots. The amazing end is that bee imaginative and prescient is tailored to the popularity of areas, now not issues. during this quantity, Adrian Horridge additionally units out the curious and contentious historical past of the way bee imaginative and prescient got here to be understood, with an account of a century of forget of outdated experimental effects, error of interpretation, sharp disagreements, and screw ups of the medical approach. The layout of the experiments and the tools of constructing inferences from observations also are seriously tested, with the belief that scientists are frequently hesitant, imperfect and deceptive, forget about the paintings of others, and fail to think about substitute factors. The erratic route to knowing makes fascinating examining for an individual with an analytical brain who thinks concerning the equipment of technology or the engineering of seeing machines.

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Encyclopedia of Insects by Vincent H. Resh, Ring T. Cardé

By Vincent H. Resh, Ring T. Cardé

My husband used to be happy to obtain this ebook for Christmas. He has loved interpreting much less technical books on bugs long ago. i used to be at the start disenchanted simply because there are only a few colour images within the booklet. except that, it's very thorough and my husband has the heritage to appreciate and savor the knowledge provided. it's a very huge, heavy booklet and never in any respect useful as a box advisor.

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Integrated pest management. Vol. 4, Experiences with by Rajinder Peshin, David Pimentel

By Rajinder Peshin, David Pimentel

The booklet offers with the current kingdom and difficulties of built-in pest administration (IPM) as on the subject of stakeholder reputation of IPM and the way IPM can develop into a sustainable perform. The publication covers the implementation of built-in pest administration in united states, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, China, India, Indonesia, Australia, Africa, and its effect in lowering pesticide use in agriculture. The e-book additionally offers with the effect of transgenic vegetation on pesticide use.

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Phenotypic Plasticity of Insects: Mechanisms and by Douglas Whitman

By Douglas Whitman

This booklet explores the profound significance of phenotypic plasticity as a primary organizing subject matter for knowing biology. Chapters take a large, integrative method of clarify how actual and organic environmental stimuli (temperature, photoperiod, foodstuff, inhabitants density, predator presence, etc.), effect insect biochemical, physiological, studying, and developmental techniques, changing phenotype, which then affects functionality, ecology, life-history, survival, health, and next evolution. themes comprise endocrinology, improvement, physique dimension, allometry, polyphenism, copy, reproductive and life-history tradeoffs, substitute mating and life-history techniques, density-dependent prophylaxis, physiological edition, acclimation, homeostasis, heat-shock proteins, studying, adaptive anti-predator habit, and evolution of phenotypic plasticity.

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An illustrated guide to the mountain stream insects of by J. V. Ward, Boris C. Kondratieff, R. E. Zuellig

By J. V. Ward, Boris C. Kondratieff, R. E. Zuellig

This can be a entire source at the biology, ecology, and systematics of aquatic bugs of Rocky Mountain streams. This richly illustrated and up to date quantity contains descriptions of mountain circulate ecosystems and habitats; simplified identity keys to the bugs of Colorado Mountain streams; transparent, well-labelled drawings; and an intensive bibliography. Species' distributions by means of drainage basin are supplied for mayflies, stoneflies and caddisflies, the 3 orders for which such information can be found.

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A Fly for the Prosecution: How Insect Evidence Helps Solve by M. Lee Goff

By M. Lee Goff

The forensic entomologist turns a dispassionate, analytic eye on scenes from which most folks may recoil--human corpses in quite a few levels of deterioration, often the continues to be of people that have met a untimely finish via twist of fate or mayhem. To Lee Goff and his fellow forensic entomologists, every one physique recovered at against the law scene is an atmosphere, a distinct microenvironment colonized in succession through a various array of flies, beetles, mites, spiders, and different arthropods: a few utilizing the physique to provision their younger, a few feeding at once at the tissues and by-products of deterioration, and nonetheless others preying at the scavengers. utilizing genuine circumstances on which he has consulted, Goff indicates how wisdom of those bugs and their conduct permits forensic entomologists to provide investigators with an important proof approximately crimes. even if a physique has been decreased to a skeleton, insect facts can frequently give you the basically to be had estimate of the postmortem period, or time elapsed due to the fact that loss of life, in addition to clues as to if the physique has been moved from the unique crime scene, and no matter if medications have contributed to the loss of life. An skilled forensic investigator who frequently advises legislations enforcement organizations within the usa and in another country, Goff is uniquely certified to inform the interesting if unsettling tale of the advance and perform of forensic entomology. (20001023)

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Neotropical Ceratopogonidae, Diptera, Insecta (Aquatic by Art Borkent, Gustavo Spinelli

By Art Borkent, Gustavo Spinelli

This publication brings jointly, for the 1st time, all identified info at the fifty one genera and 1095 defined Neotropical species of biting midges. an summary of the crowd incorporates a dialogue of bionomics, variations of many of the existence levels, habitats, their ecological roles (including disorder transmission), gathering and practise concepts, zoogeography and type. A key to adults (including men) offers the 1st key to the entire genera of this area. restricted keys to eggs and larvae are offered. Keys are written in either English and Spanish. A desk of all past descriptions of immatures and a catalog of all Neotropical species is integrated. This publication could be of curiosity to systematists, ecologists, scientific entomologists and scholars wishing to adopt cutting edge study in a remarkably attention-grabbing and instructive crew of bugs.

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