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The Lepidoptera: Form, Function, and Diversity

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By: Malcolm J Scoble

415 pages, Col & b/w plates, 44 line figs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jul 1995 | #45782 | ISBN: 0198549520
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Hardback | Nov 1992 | #21131 | ISBN: 0198540310
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Details the structure and function, environmental significance and diversity of the Lepidoptera. Part I reviews the main body parts, whilst Part II discusses the environmental significance in terms of larvae as herbivores and as prey. In Part III, the author gives a global conspectus on the Lepidoptera.
` excellent source of information, for the general entomologist and the interested layperson' - Bulletin of Entomological Research

From reviews of the hardback edition: excellent source of information, for the general entomologist and the interested layperson. Bulletin of Entomological Research'In all respects it is a welcome addition to the available literature on the lepidoptera.' The Entomologists Records '...a major contribution to lepidopterological literature. Oedippus'


Introduction; 1. The adult head; 2. The adult thorax; 3. The adult abdomen; 4. Juvenile stages; 5. Communication: sound, hearing and scent; 6. Environmental and ecological importance of lepidoptera; 7. Introduction to Lepidopteran classification; 8. Primitive moths; 9. Early Heteroneura; 10. Lower Ditrysia; 11. Higher Ditrysia; References; Index

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