By Pierre Jolivet, Krishna K. Verma

ISBN-10: 1891696203

ISBN-13: 9781891696206

This e-book highlights the very profitable and lots more and plenty varied crew of organisms, the bugs, and offers with a few attention-grabbing facets of insect lifestyles, that are frequently neglected in entomology textbooks. There are chapters on ants making "slaves;" insect migrations; chemical defence concepts; parental care and love; AIDS and bugs; killer bees; and intelligence. The e-book additionally comprises first-hand reviews of the good traveler-naturalist Prof. P. Jolivet, who narrates the re-emergence of the 17-year-cycle cicada within the united states in may well 2004; the prevalence of bugs at the nice tepuys of Venezuela; marching of military ants within the tropical Africa; and lots more and plenty extra.

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The Antarctic region may be taken as extending from 50 degrees south to further southward. But from the present viewpoint the latter polar region is not so important, as at present our knowledge of its insect fauna is very poor. In the north polar region insects are found mostly up to 79 degrees north. At high altitudes, which are also referred to as the alpine region, insects have been collected up to 4800 metres and above. According to Mani, insects in the alpine zone are mostly concentrated at the snow edge.

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35 A B 1mm C — Fig. 1. Belgica antarctica, an Antarctic chironomid. A: male; B: female; C: larva (after Sugg et al. 1983). 50 70 90 110 130 150 30 170 10 80 60 170 10 1 2 3 150 30 50 70 90 110 130 — Fig. 2. Number of Chrysomelidae, shown by latitudinal lines, in the northern zone of the Arctic (after Chernov et al. 1994). 36 REFERENCES BÖCHER, J. 1988. The Coleoptera of Greenland. Meddelelser om Grönland. BioScience 26: 68-90. , BURN, A. J. and RICHARD, K. J. 1984. An insect introduction to the maritime Antarctic.

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