Insect Morphology and Systematics
Kalleshwaraswamy C M
  • ISBN : 9789392851063
  • year : 2022
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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Contents: SECTION I : INSECT MORPHOLOGY 1. Introduction a. Entomology-Definition and Scope of Entomology b. Position of Insects in Animal Kingdom c. Relationship of Subphylums with Insects and Arthropoda d. Recent Research Developments in Understanding Insect Evolution 2. Insect Dominance a. Origin and Dominance of Insects in the Animal Kingdom b. Dominance of Insects c. Factors Responsible for Insect Dominance 3. History of Entomology in India 4. General Structure of a Typical Insect—Body Division and Segmentation 5. Structure and Functions of Body Wall a. Structure and Functions of Integument b. Chemical Composition and Processes in Cuticle c. Sulci and Sutures d. Cuticular Invaginations e. Primary and Secondary Segmentation f. Outgrowths of Cuticle g. Functions of Exoskeleton 6. Moulting or Ecdysis in Insects 7. Morphology of Insect Head and its Appendages a. Insect head- Segments b. Structure of a Generalized Insect Head c. Tentorium vi d. Types of Insect Head e. Appendages of Head i. Mouthparts –General Structure and Modification ii. Antenna –General Structure and Modification 8. Insect Thorax–Structure and Modification In Appendages a. General Structure of Notum, Pleuron and Sternum b. Thoracic Appendages and their Modification i. Legs - General structure and modification ii. Wings - General structure and modification 9. Abdomen and its Appendages 10. Metamorphosis and Study of Immature Stages 11. Communication in Insects a. Light Production b. Insect Pheromones c. Honey Bee Dances d. Sound Production SECTION-II: INTERNAL ANATOMY 12. Digestive System 13. Excretory System 14. Circulatory System 15. Respiratory System 16. Nervous System 17. Reproductive System 18. Sensory Organs in Insects 19. Glandular System 20. Dormancy in Insects ... SECTION III : INSECT SYSTEMATICS, GENERAL CHARACTERS OF INSECT ORDERS AND ECONOMICALLY IMPORTANT FAMILIES 21. Insect Systematics a. Introduction to Taxonomy and Systematics b. Nomenclature c. Objective of ICZN – Homonyms and Synonyms d. Procedure Followed for Identification and Naming a New Species e. Type Concept in Nomenclature f. Brief History of Insect Classification g. Modern Scheme of Classification of Superclass Hexapoda as Given by Kristensen 22. Insect Collection and Preservation a. Insect collection b. Killing c. Labelling d. Preservation 23. Entognatha or Non Insectan Hexapoda a. Class Ellipura – 1. Order Protura and 2. Order Collembola b. Class Diplura – 3. Order Diplura Ectognatha : Class Insecta a. Subclass Archeaognatha : 4. Order Archeaognatha b. Subclass Dicondylia c. Infraclass Thysanura : 5. Order Thysanura 24. Infraclass Pterygota: Paleopteran Orders .. a. 6. Order Ephemeroptera b. 7. Order Odonata 25. Infraclass Pterygota - Polyneopteran Orders a. 8. Order Orthoptera b. 9. Order Phasmatodea c. 10. Order Blattodea d. 11. Order Notoptera viii e. 12. Order. Dermaptera f. 13. Order Plecoptera g. 14. Order Embioptera h. 15. Order Zoraptera i. 16. Order Mantodea 26. Study of Paraneopteran Orders a. 17. Order Hemiptera b. 18. Order Thysanoptera c. 19. Order Psocoptera d. 20. Order. Phthiraptera 27. Study of Section Neuropterida a. 21. Order Neuroptera b. 22. Order Megaloptera c. 23. Order Raphidioptera 28. Study of Section Coleopterida a. 24. Order Coleoptera b. 25. Order Strepsiptera 29. Study of Section Mecopterida: Superorder Antliophora a. 26. Order Mecopetera b. 27. Order Siphonaptera c. 28. Order Diptera 30. Study of Superorder Amphiesmenoptera a. 29. Order Trichoptera b. 30. Order Lepidoptera 31. Section Hymenoptera a. 31. Order Hymenoptera