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Biology of Grasshoppers

Edited By: RF Chapman and Anthony Joern

563 pages, 2 col plates, b/w photos, figs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Jun 1990 | #8716 | ISBN: 0471609013
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A complete and up-to-date account of grasshopper biology. Emphasizing recent developments in ecophysiology, topics include chemoreception, pheromones, mating systems, flight and migration, population dynamics, diseases and colour pattern polymorphism.


The Chemoreceptors (W. Blaney & M. Simmonds); Food Selection (R. Chapman); The Pattern of Feeding (S. Simpson); Nutrition (E. Bernays & S. Simpson); Water Regulation (E. Bernays); Grasshopper Thermoregulation (M. Chappell & D. Whitman); Jumping in Orthoptera (H. Bennet-Clark); Hormonal Control of Flight Metabolism in Locusts (G. Goldsworthy); Flight and Migration in Acridoids (R. Farrow); Territory-Based Mating Systems in Desert Grasshoppers: Effects of Host Plant Distribution and Variation (M. Greenfield & T. Shelly); Pheromones and Phase Transformation in Locusts (W. Loher); Grasshopper Chemical Communication (D. Whitman); The Endocrine Basis of Locust Phase Polymorphism (J. Dale & S. Tobe); Population Dynamics and Regulation in Grasshoppers (A. Joern & S. Gaines); Pathogenic Diseases of Grasshoppers (D. Streett & M. McGuire); Color Pattern Polymorphism (J. Dearn); Subject Index; Species Index.

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About the editors R. F. CHAPMAN is a researcher and professor at the Division of Neurobiology of the Arizona Research Laboratories at the University of Arizona in Tucson. ANTHONY JOERN is a professor at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.