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Insect Physiology and Ecology

Edited by Vonnie D.C. Shields

Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, Towson University

This book discusses recent contributions focusing on insect physiology and ecology written by experts in their respective fields. Four chapters in this book are dedicated to evaluating the morphological and ecological importance and distribution of water beetles, dung beetles, weevils, and tabanids, while two others investigate the symbiotic relationships between various insects and their associations with bacteria, fungi, or mites. Two other chapters consider insecticide detoxification, as well as insect defense mechanisms against infections. The last two chapters concentrate on insects as sustainable food. This book targets a wide audience of general biologists, as well as entomologists, ecologists, zoologists, virologists, and epidemiologists, including both teachers and students in gaining a better appreciation of this rapidly growing field.

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Insect Physiology and EcologyEdited by Vonnie D.C. Shields

Published: April 12th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/67619

ISBN: 978-953-51-3034-5

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3033-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4876-0

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

20575 Total Chapter Downloads

48 Crossref Citations

57 Web of Science Citations

103 Dimensions Citations


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1. Thoughts on Water Beetles in a Mediterranean Environment

By Touaylia Samir


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2. Dung Beetles of Chile, with Emphasis in La Araucania Region

By Ramón Rebolledo Ranz, Ricardo González Jiménez, Mario Elgueta Donoso, Rubén Palma Millanao, Vivian Medel Meza and Mauricio Reyes Schencke


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3. Weevil Borers in Tropical Fruit Crops: Importance, Biology and Management

By Luis Martín Hernández Fuentes, Alvaro Castañeda Vildozola and Mario Alfonso Urías-López


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4. Tabanids in South America

By Ronald Rodrigues Guimarães, Harlan Ronald Storti Rodrigues and Ronald Rodrigues Guimarães Júnior


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5. The Symbiome of Llaveia Cochineals (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Monophlebidae) Includes a Gammaproteobacterial Cosymbiont Sodalis TME1 and the Known Candidatus Walczuchella monophlebidarum

By Tania Rosas-Pérez, Arturo Vera-Ponce de León, Mónica Rosenblueth, Shamayim T. Ramírez-Puebla, Reiner Rincón-Rosales, Julio Martínez-Romero, Michael F. Dunn, Éva Kondorosi and Esperanza Martínez-Romero


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6. The Role of Mites in Bark and Ambrosia Beetle-Fungal Interactions

By Sneha Vissa and Richard William Hofstetter


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7. Role of Carboxylesterases (ALiE) Regarding Resistance to Insecticides: Case Study of Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say)

By Sladjan Stankovic and Miroslav Kostic


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8. Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Insect Immunity

By Carlos Rosales


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9. Potential of Insect-Derived Ingredients for Food Applications

By Daylan Amelia Tzompa Sosa and Vincenzo Fogliano


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10. Entomophagy: Insects as Food

By Tiencheu Bernard and Hilaire Macaire Womeni


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