Imms’ General Textbook of Entomology: Volume 2: Classification and Biology

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Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 11, 2013 - Science - 934 pages
seem as appropriate now as the original balance was when Dr A. D. Imms' textbook was first published over fifty years ago. There are 35 new figures, all based on published illustrations, the sources of which are acknowledged in the captions. We are grateful to the authors concerned and also to Miss K. Priest of Messrs Chapman & Hall, who saved us from many errors and omissions, and to Mrs R. G. Davies for substantial help in preparing the bibliographies and checking references. London O. W. R. R. G. D. May 1976 Part III THEORDERSOFINSECTS THE CLASSIFICATION AND PHYLOGENY OF INSECTS The classification of insects has passed through many changes and with the growth of detailed knowledge an increasing number of orders has come to be recognized. Handlirsch (1908) and Wilson and Doner (1937) have reviewed the earlier attempts at classification, among which the schemes of Brauer (1885), Sharp (1899) and Borner (1904) did much to define the more distinctive recent orders. In 1908 Handlirsch published a more revolutionary system, incorporating recent and fossil forms, which gave the Collembola, Thysanura and Diplura the status of three independent Arthropodan classes and considered as separate orders such groups as the Sialoidea, Raphidioidea, Heteroptera and Homoptera. He also split up the old order Orthoptera, gave its components ordinal rank and regrouped them with some of the other orders into a subclass Orthopteroidea and another subclass Blattaeformia.
 

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Contents

Mallophaga
658
Siphunculata
670
Hemiptera
679
Thysanoptera
782
Endopterygote Insects
787
Neuroptera
793
Coleoptera
816
Strepsiptera
922

Exopterygote Insects Order 5 Ephemeroptera
476
Odonata
494
Plecoptera 52 I
537
Order Io Phasmida
563
Dermaptera
572
Embioptera
583
Dictyoptera
592
Isoptera
606
Zoraptera
643
Psocoptera
646
Mecoptera
932
The Muscular System 86
936
Siphonaptera
941
Diptera
951
The Sense Organs and Perception
1055
Lepidoptera
1072
Trichoptera II61 Order 29 Hymenoptera II75
1175
Embryology 323
1269
I9 Postembryonic Development 353
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