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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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About this book

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.


Contents

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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Biography

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.