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Main Title Insect Behavior 2nd Edition / [electronic resource] :
Author Matthews, Robert W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Matthews, Janice R.
Publisher Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2010
Call Number QL461-599.82
ISBN 9789048123896
Subjects Life sciences ; Animal behavior ; Animal ecology ; Zoology ; Neurobiology ; Entomology
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation XIII, 514 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
The History and Scope of Insect Behavior -- Programming and Integrating Behavior -- Spatial Adjustment -- Foraging and Feeding -- Defense: A Survival Catalogue -- Chemical Communication -- Visual Communication -- Mechanocommunication -- Reproductive Behavior -- Parental Behaviors and Social Life. For thirty years, Insect Behavior served as students' sole overview of a field of study that is growing exponentially. Considerably updated and expanded, this second edition still retains its constructive balance between modern developments and historical insights, between new examples and old, between empirical work and theory, and between pertinent conclusions and the dynamic field and laboratory experiences from which such discoveries arise. Twenty-six case studies, 45 new color plates and 173 figures (over 40% of them new) add richness to the well-written, accessible text.