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

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A.D. Imms, O.W. Richards, R.G. Davies
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - 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. O. W. R. London R. G. D. May 1976 Part III THEORDERSOFINSECTS THE CLASSIFICATION AND PHYLOGENY OFINSECTS 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

The Muscular System
675
Hemiptera
679
The Glands or Organs of Secretion
698
Embryology
754
Postembryonic Development
773
Index
779
Thysanoptera
782
Endopterygote Insects
787

Odonata
494
Plecoptera 52I Order 8 Grylloblattodea
533
Orthoptera
537
Anatomy and Physiology
555
Order Io Phasmida
563
Dermaptera
572
Embioptera
583
Dictyoptera
592
Isoptera
606
Introduction
641
Zoraptera
643
Psocoptera
646
Mallophaga
658
The Integument
660
Siphunculata
670
Neuroptera
793
Coleoptera
816
Strepsiptera
922
24
932
Siphonaptera
941
Diptera
951
27
1072
42
1106
73
1149
Trichoptera II61
1162
86
1215
263
1271
Index 1281
1280
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