2. External Features of Insects – Structure and Function

  1. H. F. van Emden

Published Online: 11 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118469347.ch2

Handbook of Agricultural Entomology

Handbook of Agricultural Entomology

How to Cite

van Emden, H. F. (2013) External Features of Insects – Structure and Function, in Handbook of Agricultural Entomology, John Wiley & Sons., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118469347.ch2

Author Information

  1. School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 22 FEB 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470659137

Online ISBN: 9781118469347

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Keywords:

  • insect morphology, structure/function;
  • exoskeleton;
  • insect, body plan;
  • mouthpart structure;
  • thoracic sclerites;
  • abdomen, abdominal sclerites;
  • insect morphology in identification;
  • spiracles/respiratory system;
  • tracheal and body size limits

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The exoskeleton

  • The basic body plan of the insect

  • The head

  • The thorax

  • The abdomen