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Academic & Professional Books  Insects & other Invertebrates  Insects  Insects: General

Chemical Ecology of Insects 2

By: RT Cardé and W Bell
384 pages, 80 illus
Publisher: Chapman & Hall
Chemical Ecology of Insects 2
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  • Chemical Ecology of Insects 2 ISBN: 9780412039614 Paperback Jul 1995 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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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.


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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By: RT Cardé and W Bell
384 pages, 80 illus
Publisher: Chapman & Hall
Media reviews
'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
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