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Reproductive Behaviour of Insects: Individuals and Populations

Edited By: W Bailey and J Ridsill-Smith

352 pages, B/w photos, figs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1991 | #7143 | ISBN: 0412312808
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NHBS Price: £186.00 $228/€209 approx

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An overview of reproductive processes in entomology, with practical applications in pest management. It combines contributions from workers in population ecology and evolutionary biology, as well as behaviourists. exciting and critical review of current thinking on reproductive behaviour in insects: I think it works very well - Martin C Birch, The Biologist; This book is well written and presents and up-to-date overview of current international research on the subject and may be well recommended to students of insect behaviour and those interested in modern biological thought. Entomologist's Gazette


Individual perspectives on insect reproductive behaviour, Winston J.Bailey and James Ridsdill-Smith; evolution of insect mating systems - the impact of individual selectionist thinking, John Alcock and Darryl T.Gwynne; mate finding - selection on sensory cues, Winston J.Bailey; host location and oviposition on animals, Paul W.Wellings; host location and oviposition on plants, Rhondda E.Jones; host location and oviposition in tephritid fruit flies, Brian Fletcher and Ron Prokopy; host selection in the Heliothinae, Gary P.Fitt; reproduction and host selection by aphids - the importance of "rendez-vous" hosts, Seamus A.Ward; oviposition and the defence of brood in social wasps, J.Philip Spradbery; competition in dung-breeding insects, James Ridsdill-Smith; larval contribution to fitness in leaf-eating insects, Duncan Reavey and John H.Lawton.

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