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Chemical Ecology of Insects 2

By: RT Cardé and W Bell

384 pages, 80 illus

Chapman & Hall

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #43060 | ISBN: 0412039613
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Hardback | Dec 1995 | #32910 | ISBN: 0412039516
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Explores recent advances in the chemically based interactions between insects and plants, with an emphasis on mechanistic approaches, in an ecological and evolutionary context.

'This book distinguishes itself in the last section, with four chapters devoted mostly to sociochemistry. These four chapters are particularly noteworthy-synthetic, well-integrated, provocative, and accompanied by eye-popping comprehensive bibliographies.' Ecology 'This volume contains ten review chapters by international experts on the ways in which chemical cues modify ecological interactions. Topics covered include chemoreception and integration; orientation; and plant-insect interactions. Speculations on the ultimate selective factors maintaining the behaviours are also included.' Aslib Book Guide


Part 1: Orientation mechanisms: Chemo-orientation strategies--W.J. Bell; Chemically-mediated behavior and the balance of sensory inputs--M.O. Harris and S.P. Foster; Variation in host tree chemistry and its effect on host colonization in bark bettles--J.A. Byers; Semiochemicals in the host-seeking behavior of mosquitoes--W. Takken and D.L. Kline; Part 2: Benefits of experience: Effects of experience on host plant selection--E.A. Bernays; Effects of experience on semiochemical-mediated host finding and recognition by parasitoids--R.T. Carde, W.J. Lewis; and L.E.M. Vet; Part 3: Chemical ecology of Pieris butterflies--F.S. Chew and J.A.A. Renwick; Pharmacophagy: non-nutritional insect-plant relationships--M. Boppre; Plant volatile production and its significance to herbivores--P. Harrewijn and C. Mollema; Part 4: Communication among social insects: Trail and territorial communication in social insects--J. Traniello; Phermones involved in recognition processes--B.H. Smith and M.D. Breed; Part 5: Interspecific interactions: Chemical communication in true bugs and exploitation by parasitoids and commensals--J.R. Aldrich; Propaganda, crypsis, and slavemaking--R.W. Howard and R.D. Akre.

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