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During the past decade, the study of the chemical structures used by insects has advanced from a subject that could be reviewed in a single volume to a vastly more advanced level. This important new volume brings together a focused group of reviews that offer perspective on the most interesting advances in insect chemical ecology. Chemical Ecology of Insects 2 brings together an internationally respected group of experts covering such topics as chemoreception and integration, orientation mechanisms, plant-insect interactions and insect-insect interactions. An important benefit of these reviews lies in the identification of the boundaries of our current knowledge and the most profitable areas in which we should expect these areas to develop. This important work will appeal to entomologists and ecologists working directly with insects. In addition, plant scientists interested in the interaction of plants and insects will find much valuable information. The book is intended to benefit both field and laboratory researchers as well as advanced students.
Preface. Contributors. Chemoreception and integration. 1. Behavior and integration; M.O. Harris, S.P. Foster. 2. Effects of experience on host-plant selection; E.A. Bernays. 3. Parasitoid foraging and learning; L.E.M. Vet, W.J. Lewis, R.T. Cardé. Orientation mechanisms. 4. The role of chemo-orientation in search behavior; W.J. Bell, L.R. Kipp, R.D. Collins. Plant-insect interactions. 5. Host-tree chemistry affecting colonization of bark beetles; J.A. Byers. 6. Host-plant choice in Pieris butterflies; F.S. Chew, J.A.A. Renwick. Insect-insect interactions. 7. Trail and territorial communication in social insects; J.F.A. Traniello, S.K. Robson. 8. The chemical basis for nest-mate recognition and mate discrimination in social insects; B.H. Smith, M.D. Breed. 9. Chemical communication in the true bugs and parasitoid exploitation; J.R. Aldrich. 10. Propaganda, crypsis and slave-making; R.W. Howard, R.D. Akre.