The first book in a projected series covering key insect groups, Lepidopteran Anatomy provides a detailed exposition of the anatomy of Lepidoptera, using the tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta) as a model. It is the first and only current, single-source treatment available on the anatomy of Lepidoptera. No other book treats the subject in such a comprehensive fashion. While the tobacco hornworm serves as a model for other Lepidoptera, important structures from groups not found in Manduca are described as well. Lepidopteran Anatomy illustrates and describes all life stages of lepidoptera, including the larva and adult forms of the exoskeleton, musculature, organ systems, and specialized structures of Lepidoptera. Many structures previously neglected or poorly described are detailed. Nearly 70 plates and over 190 figures provide clear and detailed illustrations throughout. Selected references are included at the end of each chapter. As the only thorough treatment of the morphology of this insect group, Lepidopteran Anatomy will be an essential acquisition for entomologists, morphologists, and insect physiologists.
- The Egg
- The Larval Exoskeleton and Muscles
- The Pupa
- The Adult Exoskeleton and Muscles
- The Nervous System and Endocrine Glands
- The Circulatory System
- The Respiratory System
- The Alimentary Canal, Salivary Glands, and Excretory System
- The Internal Organs of Reproduction
- The Exocrine Glands
- Sound Production and Hearing
Appendix 1: Methods
Appendix 2: Abbreviations
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John L. Eaton is Professor in the Department of Entomology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He received his PhD in entomology at the University of Illinois in 1966.