Arthropod Collection and Identification: Laboratory and Field Techniques

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Academic Press, Jul 26, 2010 - 336 páginas
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Arthropods are the most numerous and diverse group of animals and studying them requires the use of specialized equipment and specific procedures. This text describes effective methods and equipment for collecting, identifying, rearing, examining, and preserving insects and mites, and explains how to store and care for specimens in collections. It also provides instructions for the construction of many kinds of collecting equipment, traps, rearing cages, and storage units, as well as updated and illustrated keys for identification of the classes of arthropods and the orders of insects. Such information not only aids hobbyists and professionals in preparing insect collections, but it has become essential in documenting and standardizing collections of entomological evidence in forensic as well as pest management sciences.

* Over 400 professionally drawn illustrations
* Identification keys to find arthropod orders
* Comprehensive reading list
* Detailed glossary of terms
 

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Chapter 1 Equipment and Collecting Methods
7
Chapter 2 Agents for Killing and Preserving
43
Chapter 3 Storage of Specimens
45
Classification of Insects and mites
97
Chapter 4 Classification of Insects and Mites
103
Chapter 5 Synopsis of Insect Orders
121
Chapter 6 Descriptions of Hexapod Orders
157
Summary
198
GLOSSARY
199
REFERENCES
255
APPENDIX
287
INDEX
305
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Dr Timothy Gibb is currently a Professor of Entomology at Purdue University. He received his Masters in Entomology at Brigham Young University and later his PhD in Entomology at Kansas State University. Since 2013, Dr Gibb has served as the Director of the Insect Diagnostic Lab at Purdue University. He is the author of five books on entomology, including the first edition of Arthropod Collection and Identification and Contemporary Insect Diagnostics.

Dr Christian Osteo is currently a Professor of Entomology at Purdue University. He received his Masters in Entomology and later his PhD in Entomology and Invertebrate Zoology from the University of Nebraska. Since 2000, Dr Osteo has taught courses on introductory entomology, laboratory entomology, and insect identification. From 2004 to 2013, he was the Director of the Purdue University Honours Program. In addition to co-authoring the first edition of Arthropod Collection and Identification, Dr Osteo has written and contributed to numerous scientific publications on entomology and insect identification.

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