Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects - pr_313930

Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects

By Norman Johnson, Charles Triplehorn

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First published in the 1950s by the late James Borror and Dwight Moore DeLong, this classic text, INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF INSECTS 7TH EDITION, combines the study of insects with clear and current insect identification. In this new edition (available in a bundle with InfoTrac College Edition), Johnson and Triplehorn supply updated information on phylogeny using systematics while adding a greater emphasis on insect biology and evolution. This greater concentration on insect systematics necessitated many content changes includingan added chapter for a newly described order, the Mantophasmatodea, as well as a new chapterreclassifying Order Homoptera (Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Hoppers Psyllids) into OrderHemiptera. Nearly every order has been modified, sometimes substantially, to reflect newdiscoveries and scientific hypotheses. Many new families have been added throughout thebook, some reflecting revised classifications, but many are the result of the discovery ofnew groups within the United States and Canada, particularly from the New World tropics.These include the families Platystictidae (Odonata), Mackenziellidae (Collembola),Mantoididae (Mantodea), and Fauriellidae (Thysanoptera). The results of molecular analyses are beginning to substantively contribute to the developmentof a robust and predictive classification. Thus, the phylogeny of insects has changeddrastically from the last edition due to the incorporation of molecular data. The mostconspicuous of these changes, for example, is the recognition that the order Strepsiptera is mostclosely related to the true flies (Diptera), rather than to the Coleoptera. Since it was first published in the 1950s, thistext has played an important role inunderstanding and preserving the diversityof the insect world. This title'slong history, coupled with the authors' passionfor currency and accuracy, make it once again the classic text and reference.

Product code: 9780030968358

ISBN 9780030968358
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H262xW208xS37
No. Of Pages 888
Publisher Cengage Learning, Inc
Edition 7th edition
This new edition combines the study of insects with clear and current insect identification, supplying updated information on phylogeny using systematics, while adding a greater emphasis on insect biology and evolution.