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Principles of Insect Behaviour

V.B. Awasthi (Author)
Synopsis The aim of writing this book has been to provide an account of the principles of insect behaviour for the post graduate students of Entomology and general Zoology of all the Indian Universities as well as to the research scholars engaged in the study of different aspects of insect behaviour. It is also useful to general readers who have basic knowledge of Biology and have curiosity to know why the insects are vividly coloured, have peculiar shapes, produce sound and light; how they communicate and why bees and wasps sting when disturbed. Significance of insects in pollination of plants associated with the production of seeds, grains and fruits, the role of hormones, pheromones and other chemicals controlling various vital events of the insect behaviour has also been described. The importance of insect migration, control of insect pests by behavioural means has also been discussed. Thus, this book deals with almost all major aspects of insect behaviour. It is hoped that this book will be useful not only to the students of Entomology-Zoology and research scholars of insect behaviour, but also to naturalists who wish to know about some of the mysteries of these small creatures and their lifestyle.
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About the author

V.B. Awasthi

Dr. Vidya Bhushan Awasthi, Former Associate Professor of Zoology, J.N.V. University, Jodhpur, born on 7th August, 1940 in the village Sumerpur, Distt. Unnao, UP and received his B.Sc., M.Sc and Ph.D. Degrees from the University of Gorakhpur. He worked on insect neuroendocrinology and published 67 research papers and review articles in the presitigiuos journals of international repute. He is internationally well recognized in his field of research. He is also the Author of three books viz.: Introduction to general and Applied Entomology, Principles of Insect behaviour and Insect neuroendocrines. He is on the panel of experts of several Universities and referee of a number of prestigious journals. A number of students have received Ph.D. degree under his supervision and guidance. The work of Dr. Awasthi on light and electron microscopy of insect endocrine organs has been cited extensively since 1970 in a large number of books published by Academic Press, Pergamon Press, Chapman and hall, Springer-Verlag, Plenum Press etc. written or edited by F. Engelmann; W. Bargmann and B. Scharrer; S.J. Counce and c.H. Waddington; V.J.A. Novak; M.Raabe; J.E. Treherne, M.J. Berridge and V.B. Wigglesworth; G.A. Kerkut and L.I. Gilbert etc. His fundamental work on insect endocrines has been appreciated by the prominent Insect Physiologists and Endocrinologists some of them are Prof. V.B. Wigglesworth, prof. Berta Scharrer, Prof. G. Fraenkel, Prof. M. Fersch, prof. H. Mislin, Prof. A. Girardie, Dr. M. Raabe, Prof. B. Johnson, Prof. W. Weber and many others.

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Title Principles of Insect Behaviour
Author V.B. Awasthi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172332645
length 237p., Figures.