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Insect Life on Plants


By: G Rotheray

330 pages, 75 illus

Hardback | #2340 | ISBN-13: 9780412333200
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The interactions between insects and plants over millions of years have produced amazing adaptations to them both; many plants actively encourage insects to feed on or visit them, whilst others develop highly advanced defence systems against them. This is a comprehensive look at the many varied forms of insect-plant interactions. Fully illustrated, it also gives guidance for practical investigation and identification of insects on particular plants.
330 pages 75 illus.


Plants as habitats for insects; chewers; sappers and suckers; miners and borers; gall-inducers; understanding herbivore distribution; flowers - insect fuel stations; mate seeking on flowers and leaves; insects and dead plants; natural enemies on plants; studying insect life on plants.

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