Principles of Acarology
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|Format:||Hardback, 576 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 21 December 1992|
The Acari, comprising mites and ticks, form one of the largest and biologically most diverse groups of the Arachnida. They are worldwide in distribution and rival the insects in the extent to which they have successfully colonized terrestrial and aquatic habits. Some are significant crop pests, while ticks are parasites on a wide range of vertebrate hosts. This diversity of modes of life is reflected in their morphology and adaptations. This book provides a detailed introduction to the Acari, concentrating on their functional morphology, but also covering their classification and economic importance. It will serve as a text and reference for advanced-level students taking courses in general entomology (which traditionally include acarology), invertebrate zoology, and agricultural, medical and veterinary "entomology".
Table of Contents
Integument and moulting; segmentation, musculature and legs; circulation, nervous systems and sense organs; respiratory system; mouthparts; feeding and adaptations of the mouthparts; alimentary canal, prosomatic glands and digestion; excretion and osmoregulation; reproductive systems; sperm transfer, mating behaviour and oviposition; development and dispersal; classification of the Acari.
|Publisher: ||CABI Publishing|
|Dimensions: ||24.0 x 17.0 x 3.0 centimeters (0.08 kg)|