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The other insect societies, James T. Costa

Label
The other insect societies
Title
The other insect societies
Statement of responsibility
James T. Costa
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Asked to name an insect society, most of us--whether casual or professional students of nature--quickly point to one of the so-called eusocial marvels: the ant colony, the beehive, the termite mound, the wasp nest. Each is awe-inspiring in its division of labor--collective defense, foraging, and nestbuilding. Yet E.O. Wilson cautioned back in 1971 that sociality should be defined more broadly, "in order to prevent the arbitrary exclusion of many interesting phenomena." Thirty-five years later, James T. Costa gives those interesting phenomena their due. He argues that, in trying to solve the puzzle of how highly eusocial behaviors evolved in a few insect orders, evolutionary biologists have neglected the more diverse social arrangements in the remaining twenty-eight orders--insect societies that don't fit the eusocial schema. Costa synthesizes here for the first time the scattered literature about social phenomena across the arthropod phylum: beetles and bugs, caterpillars and cockroaches, mantids and membracids, sawflies and spiders."--Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Costa, James T.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QL496
LC item number
.C67 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Insect societies
  • Insect societies
  • Insecten
  • Diergedrag
  • Gesellschaft
  • Insekten
  • Sozialverhalten
  • Soziobiologie
  • Gesellschaft
  • Insekten
  • Sozialverhalten
  • Soziobiologie
Label
The other insect societies, James T. Costa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword / Bert Hölldobler -- Commentary / Edward O. Wilson -- Introduction : What's in a name? -- The ecology of social evolution : lessons from the other insect societies -- Orthopteroidea. Dermaptera : earwig mothers -- Orthoptera : hopper herds and cricket families -- Embiidina : the web spinners -- Mantodea and Phasmatodea : mantids and walkingsticks -- Blattodea : cockroaches that care -- Psocoptera and Zoraptera : barklice and angel insects -- Hemipteroidea. Hemiptera : Sternorrhyncha : Aphidoidea : samurai aphids -- Hemiptera : Auchenorrhyncha : treehopper herds -- Hemiptera : Heteroptera I : Terrestrial bugs -- Hemiptera : Heteroptera II : Aquatic bugs -- Thysanoptera : communes and family fortresses
  • Neuropteroidea. Coleoptera : beetle societies I : Dung, rove, and carrion beetles and their allies -- Coleoptera : beetle societies II : Bark and ambrosia beetles and other weevils -- Coleoptera : beetle societies III : Leaf, fungus, carrion, darkling, and whirligig beetles and their allies -- Panorpoidea. Lepidoptera : social caterpillars I : Moths -- Lepidoptera : social caterpillars II : More moths, and social butterflies -- Hymenopteroidea. Hymenoptera : Symphyta : sawfliy societies -- Noninsect arthropods. Other social arthropods : arachnids, centipedes, millipedes, and crustaceans -- Coda : sociality in an Appalachian spring
Control code
67345686
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiv, 767 pages, [28] pages of plates
Isbn
9780674021631
Lccn
2006010795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)67345686
Label
The other insect societies, James T. Costa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword / Bert Hölldobler -- Commentary / Edward O. Wilson -- Introduction : What's in a name? -- The ecology of social evolution : lessons from the other insect societies -- Orthopteroidea. Dermaptera : earwig mothers -- Orthoptera : hopper herds and cricket families -- Embiidina : the web spinners -- Mantodea and Phasmatodea : mantids and walkingsticks -- Blattodea : cockroaches that care -- Psocoptera and Zoraptera : barklice and angel insects -- Hemipteroidea. Hemiptera : Sternorrhyncha : Aphidoidea : samurai aphids -- Hemiptera : Auchenorrhyncha : treehopper herds -- Hemiptera : Heteroptera I : Terrestrial bugs -- Hemiptera : Heteroptera II : Aquatic bugs -- Thysanoptera : communes and family fortresses
  • Neuropteroidea. Coleoptera : beetle societies I : Dung, rove, and carrion beetles and their allies -- Coleoptera : beetle societies II : Bark and ambrosia beetles and other weevils -- Coleoptera : beetle societies III : Leaf, fungus, carrion, darkling, and whirligig beetles and their allies -- Panorpoidea. Lepidoptera : social caterpillars I : Moths -- Lepidoptera : social caterpillars II : More moths, and social butterflies -- Hymenopteroidea. Hymenoptera : Symphyta : sawfliy societies -- Noninsect arthropods. Other social arthropods : arachnids, centipedes, millipedes, and crustaceans -- Coda : sociality in an Appalachian spring
Control code
67345686
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiv, 767 pages, [28] pages of plates
Isbn
9780674021631
Lccn
2006010795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)67345686

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