The Dictionary of Entomology

  title={The Dictionary of Entomology},
  author={G. Gordh and D. Headrick},
THIS useful compilation is a glossary of the technical terms used in describing the structure of insects throughout their several stages. Within the limits which the author has imposed on himself it is likely to be of much service to students of entomology. These limits, it is true, are somewhat narrow; there is no mention of individual species of insects, or of genera or families. The orders, when given, are defined in the briefest possible manner, and frequently there is no indication of the… Expand
‘Entomophagy’: an evolving terminology in need of review
A brief historical review of insect eating as described by certain Western cultural sources is offered, some of the taxonomic ambiguities and challenges surrounding the category ‘insects’ are explored, and more precise and contextual terminology is argued for in this both richly traditional and rapidly developing field. Expand
John L. Capinera (ed., with more than 450 contributing authors): Encyclopedia of entomology (2nd edn)
  • T. New
  • Geography
  • Journal of Insect Conservation
  • 2008
The second edition of this work has seen an increase from three volumes to four, from 2,580 to 4,308 main text pages, participation of about 100 additional authors, and complementation by 128Expand
A Descriptive Morphology of the Ant Genus Procryptocerus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Ants of the genus Procryptocerus possess important morphologic characters yet have not been explored for use in a taxonomic revision, and a in-group comparison of the external morphology is presented focusing on the workers. Expand
Larval chaetotaxy of Coleoptera ( Insecta ) as a tool for evolutionary research and systematics : less confusion , more clarity
Chaetotaxy of beetle larvae is a significant source of characters for descriptive and phylogenetic aspects of systematics of this largest group of animals of comparable age. Survey of the mostlyExpand
Larval chaetotaxy of Coleoptera (Insecta) as a tool for evolutionary research and systematics: less confusion, more clarity
Factors that make exploration of chaetotaxy so cumbersome are methodologically analysed here and revealed that the most dangerous of them are operational, which arise from the multiplication of inconsistencies coming from different levels of comparative morphological research. Expand
Bridging Ecology and Systematics: 25 Years of Study of Larval Morphology of World Dytiscidae
How knowledge of dytiscid larvae and an ability to identify them has the potential to make the wealth of characters present in the larval stage available for ecological study is exemplified. Expand
Unveiling one of the rarest ‘butterflies’ ever (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae, Noctuidae)
It is argued that the description and illustrations of this species are a perfect fit to a colourful moth later described by F. Walker as Eusemia contigua, and that it is currently unknown where on Earth this species may occur and if it is even still extant. Expand
What is a host plant? Plants used by Languria mozardi Latreille 1807 (Coleoptera: Erotylidae: Languriinae): a review
The authors examined 17 manuscripts and found 48 plants, within seven families, identified as host plants for L. mozardi, and 13 are confirmed by the literature as developmental hosts. Expand
Morphology of the Antenna of Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae): An Ultrastructural Investigation
A scanning electron microscopy investigation of the antennae of both sexes of H. illucens revealed some sex-related differences, and the possible role of sensilla in sensory perception is discussed in comparison with nondipteran species. Expand
Rediscovering digitules in Aphidomorpha and the question of homology among Sternorrhyncha (Insecta, Hemiptera)
The etymology of the term digitule is provided, a proposed explanation for why it was used among scale taxonomists and not aphid taxonomicists is proposed, and options to progress beyond the confusion between terminology for morphology and homology in Sternorrhyncha are discussed. Expand