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Insect Sounds and Communication

Series: Contemporary Topics in Entomology

Edited By: Sakis Drosopoulos and Michael F Claridge

496 pages, no illustrations

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2005 | #152882 | ISBN: 0849320607
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Compiling important information on the growing field of audio communication, Insect Sounds and Communication brings together an international team of experts to discuss their ideas on the communication function within important orders of insects. The text covers general aspects of insect sounds and their relationship to morphology, development, and physiology. It also examines techniques in sound analysis and explains how different insects generate sounds both intentionally and deceptively. This is a valuable resource for biologists working in entomology, zoology, animal behavior, neuroscience, and ecology.

This voluminous monograph (532 pp.) on insect sounds and communication is the first multi-author publication to comprehensively review the current state of research on sound communication within the most important insect orders. !Thirty-two chapters written by top specialists from all over the world cover general aspects of insect sounds, their relation to morphology, development and physiology, review techniques of sound analysis, and describe how different species generate and perceive sounds. ! Insect Sound and Communication is an important milestone for all students of insect acoustics. However, it is written for a broader readership, including entomologists, evolutionary scientists, sensory physiologists and neuroscientists, and is also a welcome source of information for ethologists, ecologists and experts in audiosciences. Biology scholars with broad interests will also find it useful. --J. A darek, European Journal of Entomology, 103, 778, 2006 In Insect Sounds and Communication, Sakis Drosopoulos and Michael F. Claridge have put together a volume that summarizes the current state of the discipline in insect bioacoustics!. It can be quite useful to have a brief review of a single question and a volume such as this is the ideal forum. Likewise, those contributions covering a particular system in more detail provide a valuable digest of the diversity of insect acoustic communication. Drosopoulos and Claridge have put together a volume that will benefit anyone with an interest in insect bioacoustics and that I, for one, expect to return frequently. --Andrew Mason, University of Toronto-Scarborough, Annals of Entomological Society of America, Vol. 102, No.4, July 2009 The editors and publishers of this book maintained high standards!. This book should be bought by those who are deeply interested in acoustical communication in insects and by research libraries, so that their clients can benefit from a book that deals at length and in depth with sound communication in insect groups that most entomologists long thought were mute. --T. J. Walker, University of Florida, Florida Entomologist 89(3), September 2006


Table ofPart IGeneral Aspects of Insect SoundsInsect Sounds and Communication - An Introduction; Michael ClaridgeSound and Techniques in Sound Analysis; Elias EliopoulosThe Auditory-Vibratory Sensory System in Bushcrickets;Wolfgang R/ssler, Martin Jatho, and Klaus KalmringSense Organs Involved in the Vibratory Communication of Bugs, Andrej Cokl, Meta Virant-Doberlet, and Maja Zorovi cUse of Substrate Vibrations for Orientation: From Behaviour to Physiology; Meta Virant-Doberlet, Andrej Cokl, and Maja Zorovi cSize-Frequency Relationships in Insect Vibrational Signals; Reginald B. Cocroft and Paul De LucaAcoustic Signals and Temperature; Allen F. SanbornInsect Songs - The Evolution of Signal Complexity; Winston J. BaileySong Evolution and Speciation in Bush-Crickets; K.-G. HellerAcoustic Communication in Neuropterid Insects; Charles S. HenryInheritance of Male Sound Characteristics in Drosophila Species; Anneli HoikkalaVibrational Communication and Mate Searching Behaviour in Stoneflies; Kenneth W. Stewart and John B. SandbergCommunication by Substrate-Borne Vibrations in Cave Planthoppers; Hannelore Hoch and Andreas WesselPartitioning of Acoustic Transmission Channels in Grasshopper Communities; Maria BukhvalovaInsect Species and Their Songs ; J?r=me SueurIs Migration Responsible for the Peculiar Geographical Distribution and Speciation Based on Acoustic Divergence of Two Cicadas in the Aegean Archipelago? Sakis Drosopoulos, Elias Eliopoulos, and Penelope TsakalouAcoustic Evolutionary Divergence in Cicadas: The Species of Cicada L. in Southern Europe; Jos? A. Quartau and Paula C. Sim=esAcoustic Communication, Mating Behaviour, and Hybridization in Closely Related, Pseudogamic, and Parthenogenetic Species of Planthoppers; Sakis DrosopoulosPhotoperiodism, Morphology and Acoustic Behaviour in the Leafhopper Genus Euscelis; Hildegard Strnbing and Sakis DrosopoulosMutual Eavesdropping through Vibrations in a Host-Parasitoid Interaction: From Plant Biomechanics to Behavioural Ecology; J?rome Casas and Christelle MagalPart IISounds in Various Taxa of InsectsVibratory Signals Produced by Heteroptera - Pentatomorpha and Cimicomorpha; Matija GogalaVibrational Communication in Triatominae (Heteroptera); Claudio R. Lazzari, Gabriel Manrique, and Pablo E. SchilmanVibrational Communication in Treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae); Reginald B. Cocroft and Gabriel D. McNettAcoustic Characters in Classification of Higher Taxa of Auchenorrhyncha (Hemiptera); D. Yu. TishechkinAcoustic Signals, Diversity, and Behaviour of Cicadas (Cicadidae, Hemiptera); Michel BoulardVibratory Communication and Mating Behaviour in the European Lantern Fly Dictyophara europea (Dictyopharidae, Hemiptera); Hildegard StrnbingVibrational Communication in Psylloidea (Hemiptera); D. Yu. TishechkinMating Behaviour and Vibratory Signals in Whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodoidea); K. KanmiyaCommunication by Vibratory Signals in Di

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