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Zoological Monographs

Insect Mouthparts

Form, Function, Development and Performance

Editors: Krenn, Harald W. (Ed.)

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  • The first comprehensive book about insect mouthparts
  • Includes information on functional types, biomechanics, evolution and developmental biology of insect mouthparts
  • Discusses various related topics, like feeding performance, palaeontology and larval mouthparts
  • Richly illustrated with SEM micrographs, colour photos and illustrations 
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About this book

This is the first comprehensive book focusing on the form and function of insect mouthparts. Written by leading experts, it reviews the current knowledge on feeding types and the evolution of mouthparts and presents new research approaches. The richly illustrated articles cover topics ranging from functional morphology, biomechanics of biting and chewing, and the biophysics of fluid-feeding to the morphogenesis and genetics of mouthpart development, ecomorphology in flower-visiting insects as well as the evolution of mouthparts, including fossil records. Intended for entomologists and scientists interested in interdisciplinary approaches, the book provides a solid basis for future scientific work.

Chapter 6 of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com.


About the authors

Harald W. Krenn is an Associate Professor at the Department of Integrative Zoology at the University of Vienna (Austria), where he graduated in Zoology and Botany. His current research focuses on the evolutionary morphology of insect mouthparts, integrating new methods of functional morphology with feeding behaviour and ecology under evolutionary perspectives. He is particularly interested in interdisciplinary research on flower-visiting insects, which also involves fieldwork in the Austrian Alps, Neotropical rainforests and the Cape Floristic Region of South Africa.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £87.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-29654-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £109.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-29653-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Insect Mouthparts
Book Subtitle
Form, Function, Development and Performance
Editors
  • Harald W. Krenn
Series Title
Zoological Monographs
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29654-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-29654-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-29653-7
Series ISSN
2523-3904
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 683
Number of Illustrations
54 b/w illustrations, 113 illustrations in colour
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