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Title The biology of wetas, king crickets and their allies / edited by L.H. Field
Published Wallingford, Oxon., UK ; New York, N.Y., USA : CABI Pub., [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 540 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Foreword / David C.F. Rentz -- Introduction / Laurence H. Field -- The Higher Classification, Phylogeny and Evolution of the Superfamily Stenopelmatoidea / Andrej V. Gorochov -- Habitats and Biogeography of New Zealand's Deinacridine and Tusked Weta Species / George W. Gibbs -- North and Central America Jerusalem Crickets (Orthoptera : Stenopelmatidae) : Taxonomy, Distribution, Life Cycle, Ecology and Related Biology of the American Species / David B. Weissman -- South African King Crickets (Anostostomatidae) / Rob B. Toms -- Australian King Crickets : Distribution, Habitats and Biology (Orthoptera : Anostostomatidae) / Geoffrey B. Monteith and Laurence H. Field -- The Gryllacrididae : An Overview of the World Fauna with Emphasis on Australian Examples / Roderick J. Hale and David C.F. Rentz -- The Evolutionary History of Tree Weta : A Genetic Approach / Mary Morgan-Richards, Tania King and Steve Trewick -- Morphology and Anatomy of New Zealand Wetas / Barry O'Brien and Laurence H. Field -- Morphometric Analysis of Hemideina spp. in New Zealand / Laurence H. Field and Robert S. Bigelow -- Sexual Selection and Secondary Sexual Characters of Wetas and King Crickets / Laurence H. Field and Neil A. Deans -- Anatomy, Development and Behaviour of the Chilean Red Cricket, Cratomelus armatus Bl. / Andrés O. Angulo -- The Ecology of Some Large Weta Species in New Zealand / Mary McIntyre -- The Gallery-related Ecology of New Zealand Tree Wetas, Hemideina femorata and Hemideina crassidens (Orthoptera, Anostostomatidae) / Laurence H. Field and Graham R. Sandlant -- Parasites of Anostostomatid Insects / David A. Wharton, Robert Poulin and Claudine L. Tyrrell -- Stridulatory Mechanisms and Associated Behaviour in New Zealand Wetas / Laurence H. Field -- Defence Behaviour / Laurence H. Field and Stephen Glasgow -- Mating Behaviour / Laurence H. Field and Thomas H. Jarman -- Aggression Behaviour in New Zealand Tree Wetas / Laurence H. Field -- Communication and Reproductive Behaviour in North American Jerusalem Crickets (Stenopelmatus) (Orthoptera : Stenopelmatidae) / David B. Weissman -- The Reproductive Biology and the Eggs of New Zealand Anostostomatidae / Ian A.N. Stringer -- Postembryonic Development and Related Changes / Ian A.N. Stringer and Paul R.L. Cary -- Sensory Physiology / Laurence H. Field -- Neuromuscular Physiology and Motor Control / Laurence H. Field -- Circadian Rhythms in Tree Wetas, Hemideina thoracica / Robert D. Lewis and Anna York -- Haemolymph Physiology / Doug Neufeld and John Leader -- Conservation of Threatened Species of Weta (Orthoptera : Anastostomatidae) in New Zealand / Greg Sherley
Summary Wetas are native to New Zealand and in evolutionary terms are insect 'dinosaurs' within the Orthoptera. Related species occur in South Africa, Australia, North America and to a lesser extent, Europe. This book brings together all known information on these groups (mostly in superfamilies Stenopelmatoidea and Gryllacridoidea) to form a compendium of existing scientific knowledge for future biological investigation and conservation. It is particularly useful for those working and researching in the areas of entomology, ecology and evolution, and contains 26 chapters by various authors in sections on: Systematics and biogeography (7 chapters); Morphology and anatomy (4 chapters); Ecology (3 chapters); Behaviour (5 chapters); Reproduction and development (2 chapters); Physiology (4 chapters); and Conservation of endangered species (1 chapter). A review of the Gryllacrididae is included, because of confusion over common names. A list of contributors and an index are also provided
Analysis Stenopelmatoidea
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Anostostomatidae.
Jerusalem crickets.
Form Electronic book
Author Field, L. H. (Laurence H.)
LC no. 2001270115
ISBN 0851994083
0851997821 (electronic bk.)
9780851997827 (electronic bk.)